"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
- William Shakespeare
Grandson Elijah, granddaughter Shelby, Neil and I hit the DQ Wednesday after school for some yummy frozen treats. Banana splits for Elijah and Neil. Shelby and I tried the Brownie Cookie Dough Blizzard, and we both agreed it was totally awesome.
Elijah brought home his art portfolio, an array of pictures he made in class that imitated the style of various famous (and not so famous) artists, using different mediums. Pretty cool. Good work, Elijah!
Thursday was the day for class Easter egg hunts (or Spring egg hunt, as they call it now). The weather did not cooperate, and a thunderstorm blew in right as Elijah’s third grade class lined up to go outside and walk to a classmate’s home to have their egg hunt. His teacher is quite creative and devised an alternative way to hunt eggs in the classroom. Each student had a numbered egg and “hunted” through each pan, looking for his number. They had twenty seconds to go through each pan. Not the ideal situation but fun nonetheless I guess. They also got to enjoy a delicious lunch of burgers and dogs one of the dads grilled for them [in the rain] and fruit and other goodies and they played games.
Grandson Knox had his Easter egg hunt at his MDO school. His mom took this picture of him in his bunny ears.
This pretty blue egg is one he found during his egg hunt, and he carried it around all afternoon until his hands were blue. Matched his shirt. And Crocs, too.
Cherry blossoms ~ one of my fave things about Spring
Just a swingin’ after school. Granddaughter Shelby, who will be in high school next year [yikes!], gave up class egg hunts when she went off to middle school where holiday-related fun does not exist. Real world strikes again.
"Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment."
- Ellis Peters
Son in law Kerry got into the candy stash ~ that Laffy Taffy is hard to unwrap
"Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone."
- Roy R. Gilson
Daughter Holly popped in after work to pick up her kiddos, and Knox was happy to let her push him in the swing.
Friday I dug out the plastic eggs and filled them with candy. Seems all the major holidays revolve around candy. Beginning with Halloween in October and running through Easter~I call it the Fat Season. It’s hard to ignore a piece of chocolate when it’s right there under your nose. And OOPS! now it’s in my belly [and on my hips].
Today we colored Easter eggs.
The first dozen. One didn’t make it.
Knox got a kick out of the process, but I think Kelly had the most fun.
Looking forward to eating these [with a sprinkle of salt, of course] They turned out so pretty, especially Kelly’s multi-colored eggs.
Seemed like a good night for homemade stew and fresh Italian bread for supper [Food Lion has the best bakery bread on the planet~just sayin’]
After supper, egg coloring ~round two ~the second dozen. Knox likes the blue ones best. Good times. Great traditions. Hope your April has been awesome so far.