March 24, 2018 | This is the year we did ALL THE EGG THINGS — I mean, this particular day E was able to hunt eggs TWICE! I think D’s company egg-hunt really brought out the competitive side of hunting, because despite the cold there were tons of people out there. We arrived just minutes before the start, which worked out well because that meant no line to see the Easter Bunny (quick hug and a photo). We ran around the circle of people, and strained to hear “GO!” before we just let her start running. Pure, hilarious pandemonium!
Once that was complete, we had a little time at home before our friends’ annual kid-hunt — which is our favorite because, ya know, FRIENDS. E is getting old enough that we can just let her play, which means lots of chat-time. L is so good at planning this event — she made sure there was a challenging golden egg for each kid, and some fun little prizes to boot! There was pizza, and cartoons, and beer. It’s awesome — and would have been even better if KSU won their BBall game. I believe we stayed until late into the night?? OOops!
August 21, 2017 | Dave had been prepared for months with Eclipse glasses…and we had discussed so many options on where to go, involve E, camp, rent a hotel (wait no, those were booked forever ago)…then my friend K mentioned that her house was on the path of totality in NE! We hadn’t met each others kids yet, so why not do an overnight with a world-event to boot!
K and her husband cooked all of this amazing food for us and the kids, while E and Z got along really well! That can be a toss-up when it comes to toddlers. Z shared his toys like a champ, and E introduced him to the world of hiding small figures/beads inside Easter eggs…ha! K also made these amazing Eclipse shirts from scratch…complete with bleach treatment, and they are so cool! There were a few clouds that threatened our visibility, but luckily they parted just in time. We were able to corral the kids on K’s deck which meant the adults could totally focus on what was happening above. It was incredibly awesome, and everyone geeked-out so much. Some workers even walked through K’s backyard when it started getting dark, and we offered them some beers… 🙂
At bedtime we played a parent-version of Cards Against Humanity, learned all about E’s journey to America (incredible story), and watched Game of Thrones…poor K was the only person not into it, but the rest of us were so excited we couldn’t wait to watch the new episode. We have been talking about the next time we can get together, because it went so well!
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