Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

We hope you all had a great Easter!  Ours was grand.  

Easter Egg Hunting started a little bit later than we meant it to today, and by that time, we weren't sure if it was going to start raining.  So, we did it upstairs in the playroom.  (They had all just taken baths too, hence the wet hair.)

We dressed the kids in their best...uh...pajamas...

They walked upstairs in age order.  The hope was to let Ella and Rhys have a chance at the eggs too.  The ones on the floor were only for them.  The bigger kids got to take the higher ground.

Trying to take photos of kids is similar to hunting.  It takes too much effort to chase down the bigger kids, and it's easier to "hunt" the younger ones.  So, that's why you see more of the little ones!

Oh, and did I mention that the boy didn't even have any pants on?
Yep.  He's wearing his superman boxer briefs.

I hadn't realized it until the egg hunt had started.

What can I say.  We dress to impress on Easter.

(Okay, we really used to, but it's like I have lost my ability to plan things!  So, now they are down to wearing underwear and pajamas for their Easter clothes.  Good thing is, we can really only go up from here!)

Then something tragic happened.

My bounce flash batteries died mid-Easter Egg Hunt.


But I decided not to.  I mean, everyone else uses their normal camera flash, right?  So, I did.  And, I'm reminded of why I don't do that.  Shadows everywhere!  Brightness and gentle, consistent light.

Not being able to control the direction of the light drives me nutty.

When all was said and done, we headed downstairs to check out their loot (and to change the batteries on my bounce flash!).

Then, like all families seem to do, it was time for our yearly Easter photo.  This was the best I got.  I got like four attempts, and then Ella walked away.

Goals for next year will include:

- No visible underwear.
- If the kids wear pajamas again, at least have them be new Easter pajamas.

For our Christian friends, we hope you had a special day celebrating the resurrection of Christ.  And, for our non-Christian friends, we hope you had a great day too.

Still trying to figure out where this whole Easter Egg thing came from.  Guess I could look it up some time...

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