As I sit down to write this blog, I realize that I failed to get a picture of all of the kids together.
It was on the top of my mind before the party, and then 75 people showed up and all I could think to say was thanks for coming and you get 12 eggs.
Here is a just a glimpse of all of our friends who came out to help us celebrate.
Our friends keep having more children, so the crew keeps growing each year.
A few shots of the food we cooked up. Here is the deal---i do love Pinterest. I love being crafty. I love doing something with my hands other than emailing.
And I happen to be (over) planful, so all of this doesn't take all that much time. I don't do this stuff for anybody but me really. This is a creative outlet, something to do. Produce.
Plus, for me, this party is ALL about the kids. We plan this, and do it, to see all of our friends' kids running around, having fun, and getting spoiled for a day.
And after we are done spoiling them with easter eggs, we spoil with a small gift bag.
(because sometimes I forget everything I have bought and just happen to have enough to make this happen......)
As it will surprise no-one, Matilda had a very particular style to her hunting--one that will be problematic when she goes to a 'public' hunt and isn't being policed by a 12 egg per kid rule. Because, you see, she carefully, meticulously selected each egg. Even passing up eggs at one point stating: "no, I want a purple one".
What can I say, girl knows what she wants.
Bea on the other hand, was happy to just grab a hold of one egg and shake it until her heart was content.
Confession: i opened her eggs after she went to bed tonight and literally demolished all of her candy.
It was a great moment of motherhood.
This was the best shot of both of the girls we could scrape together. Matilda really wasn't interested in playing with her baby sister today since all of her buddies were here.
And oh, did she have fun with her buddies.
Even crashing their family photos
Thanks to my Dad for sawing us the frame. It was a big hit, and so fun to have some photos we can start to track from year to year to watch the kids grow.
We don't have family in town, but our friends are like our family, so we love that we can celebrate together and have a big giant party to get everyone together.
Happy (almost) Easter, Everyone!