Sigh. Maybe one day I'll become a big girl and get my act together. Not likely, though, as here I type at age 27 and nothing has changed in many, many moons.
Last year my second family had an Easter egg hunt/Ashley's 18th Birthday party. This egg hunt trumped any Easter egg hunt that you or I have ever been a part of; this I know! I would tell you about THAT party but then you would really think I live in the past!
|We each had to design an egg before the games commenced. Isn't my green bunny just precious?!|
So this year, when the weather started to get warmer and the 'Dollar Spot' at Target began to be filled with Easter colored plates, grass, and memo pads [yes, 'Easter' is a color!] it was clear that Easter was just around the corner. One night, as Ashley and I were discussing how the past year had flown by and that her 18th birthday party was her favorite party of all time, we both stopped and said 'Hey! When is the party this year?!' Apparently we exclaimed this in the earshot of the right people because the 'When', 'Where', and menu were in the making before you could even say 'Easter egg'.
One of the best things about the party? All I had to do was show up. Ha! This is one that our mom's put together. On the Friday before the party, we all received a text message reminding us to wear tennis shoes and our Easter basket/pail/mop bucket.
|Waiting for the air-horn. As you can see, we ALWAYS play fair :)|
|Our soon-to-be newest member of the family!|
Me & Adam: friends since birth
|The average height of us all is about 5' 10"; maybe one day we will|
remember to keep that in mind when taking pictures.
Kirby, Mom, Amanda, Andrew, & Ashley
|Mom enjoys her roll every year: collecting our papers and recording our times.|
Kara, Me, & Trey
|It is intense! |
You even have to hide your answers as some people [Trey] have been know to cheat!
Me & Emily
|We thought 'bunny ears' were an appropriate pose.|
Adam & Mr. Danny
|NOTE: How to win an Easter Egg Hunt:|
I might have paid Mr. Danny to distract Adam on the playing field. Maybe.
|This is what a 2nd Place basket looks like!|
Allen, Me, Adam, Kara, Andrew, & Emily
|The Winner's Circle|
2nd Place prize: a 'Texter' Bunny
|This was my 'trophy'; everyone laughed as it is most appropriate for it's recipient.|
|Perfect action shot!|
WARNING: Do not try this at home without the protection of a Garbage Bag Bib.
'Little' Brother, Baby 'Odrue
|It was so icky! Our parents then proceeded to leave us standing there for a while with |
yoke oozing out between our fingers while they laughed at us and took pictures.
Most people did pretty well!
|Adam & Andrew K. won with Dad and Mr. Randy at a close 2nd.|
Me, Allen, Kara, & Emily
|Circle of Love [and blood relations]|
|You do not go home empy handed from these events.|
Miss Sarah always has the cutest little goodie-bags for us!
Allen, Andrew, & Adam
|Don't remember what their intent was...|
|...but it took all 3 of them to execute their mission...|
|...and they were pleased with the results!|
Mom & Daddy
|After a satisfying meal of delicious hamburgers, hotdogs, and shark steak!|
You can be sure I'll be practicing my crossword completion and egg hunting skills for the year to come. I will also polish up on my jump-roping skills as I am sure they will throw a change at us again next year!