They all made a pretty good haul.
I only found 2 or 3 eggs several days later.
The kids also got some giant bubble blowers. Damon wanted to do his by himself and basically dumped out all the solution the first time he did it. He didn't seem to mind though, he kept trying again and again.
Logan really liked the bubbles and was able to do his on his own fairly well.
Even though it was just a little chilly, it was perfect for being outside and playing around.
The kids definitely had their fill of candy, but still wanted more. In the end I had to put away my boys' baskets until after they ate something that wasn't entirely made up of sugar.
Logan loved the jelly beans the best and would stick about 5-6 in there at a time.
After the egg hunt we got out all the sand toys to play in the dirt. If you didnt' know any better we might as well be living on beach front property.
We made tunnels and roads and got messy.
We also built a few royal thrones for all the princesses of the family. :)
My mom is always down there getting dirty with the kids. This time I did help her build and awesome tunnel, which is actually still standing thanks to the giant piece of concrete or rock that we had to dig around. :)
For a later activity we did some egg carton caterpillars. It all started out pretty well and the kids were doing pretty good staying clean.
But it only took a second to realize how fun it was to paint on yourself.
We had several masterpieces made of children. Good thing it was washable fingerpaint.
I think we went through about 3 different tubs full of water as soon as the pink/brown water got too murky to clean them off anymore.
Logan didn't want to miss out on any of the attention either, which surprised me that it was Logan who wanted to get all messy and painted, but Damon really wanted nothing to do with it.
And once we were all covered in paint, if you can't beat them, join them.
I think overall the activity was a success, even though we didn't get a chance to finish them. I sort of forgot while they were drying, maybe next time we get together we'll finish them out, since there won't be anymore paint involved.
On our last Family Home Evening, we had a concert for our activity. It was the first time that we had put Tragon up at the piano and he loved it.
He went crazy on the keys, maybe he'll end up being the little Mozart.
Of course, they all had to make sure they got a picture because anytime the camera is out they love to ham it up. Logan's new hobby has been taking pictures. I may have to get him his own little digital camera for Christmas or something like that.
It was so fun to have family together and the boys had a blast, can't wait to do it again!...now that we've all had a week or so to recover :) Until next time...