Saturday, April 11, 2009

Annual Easter Egg Roll

1. We color the eggs on Friday night at Grandmas house. Aubree Chance and Oaklee couldn't wait, and since there were going to be so many kids coloring this year I let them color their eggs early. But we still went down to Grandmas and Braden and Caib colored there eggs.(I forgot to take the camera)
2. Saturday Morning we all Load up and drive down through Capitol reef and out to Aldridge and the clay hills 3. We enjoy Grandmas absolutely delicious fried chicken, macoroni salad, baked beans, potatoe salad, and wonderful homemade pickles.

4. the kids play in the dirt with the buckets and shovels that the Easter Bunny seems to always bring a day early.
5. Look closely and you'll find the source of her complete joy. Yes, the Easter Bunny brings bubbles, too. 6. And kites.
7.And then, in the midsts of the playing the egg rolling begins. This year the three youngest went first. They seem to figure out quickly that it's fun to watch the eggs roll clear down the hill.

8. Then the older kids all grab their eggs and begin tossing, rolling, throwing, hucking, lobbing, and dropping their eggs down the hill.

9. And, when they each finish with their dozen eggs they run to the bottom of the hill and pick up the unbroken and mostly intact eggs and throw them back up to the people at the top of the hill. Occaisionally an egg war is fought, but all in fun. also, occaisionally a raw egg ends up in someones dozen and always seems to hit someone.
10. As the moms all stand around taking pictures and dodging eggs thrown by sons who can't help but do a little target practice. 11. And then it's back to playing in the dirt and catching lizzards.
12. Running down the hills
13. and rolling down the hills. This goes on for quite awhile. There's just something about a soft dirt hill that gives hours of fun.
14. For the older kids as well.

15. While the parents all sit around visiting and holding babies
16. until the babies are to worn out to handle any more fun. and we pack up and head for home.
After all, The Easter bunny still has eggs to hide in copius amounts for the kids to find on Easter Morning.
Happy Easter!!!


Techno Grandma said...

Sure looks and sounds like fun!!!

Adams Family said...

I love family traditions.

Julie Harward said...

Looks like you guys had a fun W. co. Easter too, I don't know about you, but at my house, it's clean-up time!!!

The Colemans said...

I love that last picture of Oaklee!! You'll have to e-mail those pictures when you get a second. Thanx.

Boy Mom said...

So fun, I love this tradition. I can't imagine how much dirt made it home with you.