Sunday, April 5, 2009

Jerry wished they were stuffed with $100 bills

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Allison went to her first Easter egg hunt today.


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Jerry's friend's parents hold one every year on Palm Sunday at their
house, and I wish I could convey how many kids were there.
I do know they "ordered an extra thousand eggs" this year.

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Allison immediately got the concept, but she needed a little prompting.

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They also gave out buckets with prizes for each kid.

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Our friends Val and Ben with their daughters Adalynne and Avery.

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Alli liked eating the eggs more than the candy inside.

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But she did share her Smarties with the Easter bunny.
And this one was MUCH less traumatic than the one at the mall.

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Afterward, all the kids got pizza and bunny cookies
and played in the yard. Kali loved the tire swing.

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Allison would spend her whole life on a slide if she could.
The weather was amazing. It was a great afternoon.

10 comments:

Heidi said...

It seems the weather was gorgeous yesterday the world over!

It looks like a beautiful spring experience :)

cafechick80 said...

she looks so cute in her pigtails!

Anonymous said...

jerry is looking pretty suave and trim!
your whole family is attractive :)

gorakagaz said...

alli's pigtails look sooo cute!

Ray said...

"...I wish I could convey how many kids were there.
I do know they "ordered an extra thousand eggs" this year."

^^A thousand extra eggs?! WHOA! O.O
That's KID CENTRAL right there.
And what a sweet thing for Jerry's friend's parents to do. Looks like you guys had a great time. I love
Allison's pink sweatsuit with the big flower and the family photo. <3

Tina P. said...

So, this is in reference to your previous post about wanting to stop writing.
Basically, what I want to say is that at first I was a little sad when you stopped writing as frequently. Instead of checking your site every other day, it dwindled down to a week or a week and a half.
But then, my life got busier as well. Soon I would mostly forget about reading your posts, and something would jog my memory once a month or a month and a half.
So, really, what I’m trying to say is that we all understand (I know I’m a little late in saying this).
but some of my favorite nights turn out to be the ones were I’m taking a break from writing million page research papers or working through math problems that I can never find the end of. I grab a bowl of cereal pull up your site and go through the pages until I find where I left off last month, and immerse myself in Allison stories and broken televisions. And I must say, although I don't have a kid, your entries are not always baby obsessed, and when they do revolve around Allison, they have a certain air about them. I love reading your entries, you have an amazing writing style that I’ve admired and sought after all the way from the xanga days.
p.s when my friend got a ferret the other day, my first thought was of you. (Lets blame on the fact the I have never known ANYONE to own a ferret, not because that sounds a little weird or because I think of you all the time :)....)

novelle360 said...

Tina,
Thanks for the note. To be honest, part of the reason I considered stopping is because for the first time since I created my blog, my site hits have started to go down instead of up. I lost time and interest, and others did too.

But writing about it helped me remember why it is I do this, and it's helped rejuvinate me and my love of the written word. (Jennifer, if you're reading this, I agree with your assessment you left in a comment on the last post.)

It's not about the frequency I write or others visit. It's the joy I know I (and I hope you) get out of it when we do find the time.

Thanks again.

novelle360 said...

And I laughed out loud about the ferret. I still keep a picture of Zeke on my desk at work. I look at it every day.

Just tell your friend to protect her corners! She'll find out soon enough what I mean.

Amy said...

Aww...looks like Allison had tons of fun. She is so cute in her pigtails!!

the_plainsman said...

Are you hinting that those eggs that the parents are chasing all over hill and dale, kids tagging behind are NOT filled with $100 bills? Next thing you will tell us is that there is no Easter Bunny!

Looks like it was a fun day.