Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Weekend

Saturday morning found us at the Egg-Mazing Race at the Sunken Gardens. The kids were to go into the maze and gather as many eggs as possible. This is Wade's game face:

Elle had to wait a half hour for the little kids to go through, then it was her turn, and let me tell you, she mastered that maze and took home a large egg collection.

Sunday was Easter of course, and on Easter morning Mom said, "Myriah, do you have any ideas for the tables for dinner?" What??? No! I hadn't even thought about table decorations! Where has my mind been?? I launched into problem solving mode and started racking my brain for ideas. Then it hit me! Marie!

Earlier that day when I went over to Marie's to place an invitation to dinner on her door knob I had noticed one of her old apple trees all blossomed over. It was simply gorgeous. So I grabbed my boots and a warm hat (for we had the first cold Easter in ages) found a container and scissors and headed across the street. On the way I found Mary and invited her along. The blossoms grew high, and Mary volunteered to go after them. I'm glad she did, for as much as I love blossoms and the pursuit of pretty table decorations, I don't really like climbing things.

In the midst of our clipping, Marie came home from church to find us ransacking her backyard. As assumed, she didn't care one bit about our stealing the flowers, and we had a nice Easter chat with her.

Thanks, Marie, for the lovely blooms!

The best event happened right after dinner. Ever since Brandon married Jodie, I have been dying to participate in EGG WARS!

You can try and guess which names where my idea.

And the hopefuls, waiting their turn to attempt victory:

Poor Ken. I think he chose "Captain Moroni" because of his long standing history of victory. Unfortunately, the Captain was taken down by "Mary Did You Know".

And of course we closed down the night with some height measurements.
It was a fabulous weekend. Happy Easter!


Melanie said...

The flowers are lovely. And it looks like the egg wars were intense. Kent doesn't like egg wars because he says they smell like eggs.

Jodie said...

Kent used to be my fiercest competition in Egg Wars...what has happened to him????

Kayde & Orion Moses said...

I love the table decorations! I should have had you be in charge of decorations for my reception. What was I thinking?