Apr 24, 2011
Here's our day, in an "eggshell"...
We started off with an Easter Egg Hunt in the backyard for all the boys, below is Loch in the back, and friend "T" who lives next door. Last year I remember dressing them in winter coats at 6 am, today... shorts - it was 89º today!
Here's the boys with their bounty
There's been a lot of talk amongst my blogger friends this week about their Easter traditions and it made me think, and we don't really have any...
So I made one up -
Below, prepping for the 1st Annual Peep Shoot!
I know some of you love the Peeps, but we hate 'em! The only good Peep is a dead Peep as far as I'm concerned, so we set 'em up for a lovely Redneck Easter :)
As Chicken Mama told me earlier today, "that's sick & twisted" LOL - but that's how we roll :) - and I know if she was here she'd shoot Peeps, too!
The boys had a blast! Above is Loch, always serious...
Below, Finn in his combat pose... (check his outfit, he dressed himself)
Below, neighbor "T" getting some instruction on BB gun skills from hubby, for his 1st time he was a pretty good shot!
Poor Purple Peep...
After a lunch break, it was back out to hit the sprinklers, it was that hot!
Marley was a mess, I wasn't too keen on her getting this dirty, but she is a farm dog forced to live in the suburbs, and was having a huge amount of fun for such an old gal, how could I say no?
No Marley vs. sprinkler day is complete without a few neurotic dog videos (some of you may remember her obsession about hoses), so here you go:
In between all this, hubby and I managed to get a huge amount of work done in the yard. My energy came back at least for today, and we did a lot of chores that have been on my list for a long time. The kind that always get kicked to the bottom of the list: a burn barrel going, cleaning the woodpile, raking up leaves and pinestraw from behind the sheds where no one goes, cleaning up random objects back there like broken patio umbrellas, trellises, PVC pipe... do any of you have these dumping grounds? Not sure how I'll feel tomorrow, but today was very productive.
We finished it off with low-key burgers on the grill in the backyard with the neighbors, a really nice evening. The kids played today until they were ragged, and I think they will sleep well. Good thing, since Spring Break is over today and it's back to school tomorrow, YAY for me!
Below, Finn & T dining al fresco, about 82º at 5 pm, beautiful weather...
On this day we celebrate LIFE, and I hope you all had a great day in church, with family, friends, or just celebrating the life around you that Spring brings. Even though we are apart from extended family, we have hubby/daddy home with us this year and are very thankful for that. Our thoughts are with those that are deployed and serving our country right now so hubby can take his turn with us!
From Redneck VA - Happy Easter to all y'all!