Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Weekend

We picked up Nicole on Friday evening, after making a run to Costco for Easter dinner groceries. Nicole is our youngest grandchild, Scott's daughter. Daniel is living with Scott, and Nicole is living with her Mom.
Mike up early on Saturday and headed for Molalla to pick up Mom. We woke up and got ready for the Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the PTA. There were a ton of kids, and Easter eggs spread out in a park. When the horn blasted, the kids scrambled and the hunt was over in two minutes. We headed for home and Scott helped me get the house ready for company. Scott, Nicole, and Daniel went fishing after that. Mike got home with Mom around noon. I spent the day getting ready for Easter.
Easter morning we headed for the Community Church at 9:00 o'clock for breakfast and church service. The singing was lovely, and the sermon was good.
Dinner was at 2:00, because Kathy had to work. Mike helped me peel potatoes, and I finished the rest of the prep. Everyone came by 2:00 and dinner was ready. I tried a new recipe for potatoes. I cubed them, put them in the oven with milk and butter, and the last 10 minutes before we ate, I added a cup of sour cream mixed with a package of ranch dressing mix, and then topped with cheese. They were very good. Dinner was great.
I kept looking out the window at the rain, wondering if we were going to be able to have an Easter egg hunt. We finally decided to hide them in the garage and carport, and on the porches. I hid a few around the patio and in the wood pile. There were 225 plastic eggs, with 200 half dollars and a ton of candy stuffed in them. The kids get a head start along with my Mom, but soon the adults are out there almost trampling the kids. What fun!
They all came into the house and counted their money. Kathy was champion with $17.00.
Bunny cake came next. What a nice day we had.
We met Nicole's Mom in North Plains to pick up Nicole about 7:30, and she graciously agreed to take Mom home. She had to go a little out of her way. I am thankful, because I really didn't want to go all the way to Molalla after a full day.
It is off to work tomorrow.The community egg hunt
Nicole and Scott found a few eggs.

Stewart and Stacy arrive for the day.

They brought lovely flowers for the centerpiece. Thank you!


Nicole, Kendall, and Daniel

Finding eggs in the garage

Scott's finding a few

Daniel say, Where are they?"

Nicole is doing alright

Kathy is the champion and she went behind everyone

Nicole did alright



Scott and family

Dustin, the mighty Ax Man, has on his bunny ears

Father and daughter

Mom is taking it all in

Some of Kendall's haul

Roxie had stepped on the cake when it was in the car.

Put it still tasted great


diane said...

Wow you sure had fun rain or not.What a great family time together.

Linda Reeder said...

It was great to see all of your pics and your house full of your family. I know Mom had a good time, too.

Denise said...

What a super day you had Ilene, it all looked like a great family gathering and I loved looking at all the photographs. Thank you for sharing them.