Easter turned out to be a warm and sunny day, perfect for lounging in the hammock, which just happens to be one of Mac's favorite things to do at my parents' house. Emerson is a big fan of this, too. They have no trouble sharing some space on this big comfy hammock. The only downfall of early spring is that the leaves on the trees haven't grown in enough to provide good, solid shade. Thus the hats.
The highlight of Easter at my parents' is always the backyard egg hunt. We give the little guys (not so little anymore!) a head start.
And then John and Nathaniel start last. They are not only the biggest and quickest of the crew, but John is pretty observant. Here he is noticing the egg right next to the deck:
Nathaniel is a very physical egg gatherer. At one point he made a diving grab for one that Sebastian was about to get, but paid the consequences when he later tripped on his shoes and Sebastian and John scooped up some of the eggs that fell out of Nathaniel's basket:
All of the baskets were pretty even, but Sebastian topped out with 27 eggs! All of them had either candy or money in them.
Everyone enjoyed being outside. Here are my siblings (and siblings-in-law) playing Blokus on the back porch and enjoying the view of the kiddos:
We also ate a somewhat rushed dinner on the back porch. It was only rushed because it was starting to rain. After such a beautiful day, we had quite a rainstorm blow through.
And before we left we squeezed in one more board game: Boggle! An oldie, but a goodie! Mac had never played before, but caught on quickly, especially the shaking up the letters part:
It was a really fun day to spend with everyone! Everyone is now less than 2 hours away from my parents' house, which makes these gatherings easier for everyone. I'm sure we'll all be visiting more often once summer rolls around and the pool is open. Already looking forward to that!