Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter with Boys

Elijah (in back), Sean, Ronnie, Steven, Noah, Josiah and Luke
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
- Pope John Paul II

We went to my parents for Easter this year, and all the little cousins were there.


No Easter is complete without an egg hunt, but we decided to have two egg hunts, one for the little boys and a more challenging hunt for the big boys.

Luke, Noah, Josiah and Ronnie

So the little boys collected eggs from the bushes and from places low enough for them to reach.

We decided we ought to draw a little blood from the older boys before letting them have their sugar fix so we hid them among some of the cactus and thornier plants, like this one among the thorns in the palm.

We even found an egg that was hidden so well that nobody found it last year. The M&M's fared better than one might expect after a year out in the elements inside a plastic egg, but we still couldn't convince anyone to try them.

Then the obligatory wrestling match, with Steven, Sean and Ronnie matched up against their 16-year old cousin Elijah.

The little boys wanted to get in on it too, but since we really didn't want to add a trip to the emergency room to our activities for the day, we vetoed them.

A belated Happy Easter to all.

- Kathleen


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