Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Break and Easter 2012

We are just wrapping up Will's spring break. We didn't go anywhere, but we had a fun time and enjoyed the preparations for Easter.

While Will spent a day with his friend Zach, my sisters and I took our other children (combined total of 10. 6 of whom were under 4) to the Cincinnati Art Museum. We wanted to see a Monet exhibit which was in town.

the kids were actually pretty well behaved and we managed to have a good time :-)

We also celebrated the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day!
my father took Will to the parade!
Rod took Paige fishing for the first time

Then I took the kids to a local play-place where the kids could use face paint
(he wanted to look like Grandpa K.)
On Good Friday, my in-laws had the whole family over for a big fish fry. After eating tons of yummy fried fish, hush puppies and french fries, we dyed Easter eggs and decorated sugar cookies.
Everyone set up at the egg dying table
My niece Ana helping Will
Izzie showing off her egg
My mother-in-law Judy and sister-in-law Laura helped Drew.
Ana with some of her finished eggs.
Aunt Connie helping Paige decorate some cookies.
Aunt Laura and Izzie
Taylor and Izzie
Drew really got into the green dye!
Paige too!
Then we had our parish's Easter Egg Hunt
The quads with the Easter Bunny
I sewed liners for the kids' Easter baskets in 'their' colors.
Julia looking good in the butterfly glasses the Easter Bunny brought.
We went to my sister Joanna's house for Easter brunch and another egg hunt
Izzie bagging some eggs

Will found the golden egg (full of $$$). He was thrilled!
After having fun at Joanna's, we went over to my in-laws' for Easter dinner and yet another egg hunt!
Julia was excited to find an egg
My nephew Dan decided to hunt from the golf cart
Rod and Paige searched the back hill and found tons of eggs!
We had a wonderful spring break and Easter.
We are blessed to live near our wonderful families!
The Lachmann Family Easter 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Egg Hunting

In the last few weeks, we have had a great time taking part in a couple of Easter Egg Hunts. A couple of weeks ago, my multiples group hosted an egg hunt. It was a warm, beautiful spring day. Will was at a friend's house and didn't go with us, but the quads had fun and looked adorable in their spring outfits I made for them!

This was the first year that they had any idea what to do, but they still didn't totally 'get' it. Drew walked out, found an egg, opened it, found a piece of candy inside, took it to the nearest adult to unwrap, then sat on the ground and ate his prize. I encouraged him to look for more eggs, but he was enjoying himself. The girls did a bit better, but they still were figuring it all out.

This past weekend, we went to an egg hunt at my MIL's church. My MIL, SIL and two nieces were there with us, so it really helped to have someone to hunt with each little kid. They did a great job. Unfortunately, it was cool and windy, but everyone still had a good time!

The gang
(Julia, Ana, Will, Izzie, Taylor, Drew and Paige)
Grandma helped Paige
Ana showing the little kids how it's done!