Friday, April 10, 2009

A Few More Hours

In a few hours, I'll have a houseful of moms and their children here for the egg hunt in my backyard. We're doing the plastic eggs filled with goodies.

I went a little overboard buying candy this year, but I knew I'd have to provide plastic eggs for Buddy's school egg hunt and anticipated that I'd need to donate eggs for the playgroup egg hunt, too.

Plus, I bought a few special "treats" for my kiddos for their baskets (like larger hollow bunnies and Reese's bunnies, etc.). There is a boy in Buddy's class with a serious peanut allergy, so I try to find a variety of things to send in for the class that are not associated in any way, shape or form with peanuts or the processing of peanuts.

It's been a long time since I hosted a play group activity at home - the other group I was with was when Buddy was a pre-pre-schooler and he is 11 now, so I'm a bit out of practice.

I think it will be fun today, though. I'm really hoping the weather holds out for all of us and isn't too chilly around noon- ish.

The greatest thing is that Buddy is home from school and can be a good helper. He is SUCH a godsend when it comes to stepping up to the plate to care for his sister and other littlies.

A few nights ago, the Evil Twin had been invited to a private "concert" for the California Guitar Trio.This concert was at an individual's house and there were limited invites. I know the Evil Twin had a great time, but he was gone for several hours of the evening.

So, it was just me and the kids. Buddy helped so much around bedtime - picking up, getting Sissy's covers straightened, etc. It just made my heart so happy.

(Just had to brag on Buddy there for a bit).

And I'm off!

Time to shower, throw a veggie and cheese tray together and get ready for more chaos! I thrive on it! ;-)


  1. Have a great time :)

    It sounds like fun.

    I miss mine being little at these times of the year.

    Although I could probably still get them to hunt for eggs at 14 and 17 :)

    Enjoy ♥


  2. I've gotten the impression that your always the "hostess with the mostess." How fun for the kids. I'll keep my fingers crossed weather wise. Happy Easter to you and your family ! And Buddy - he just rocks...I think about my son when your talking about him. Boys can be awesome sometimes!

  3. I thrive on chaos's a familiar feeling I guess.
    That's so sweet that Buddy helped you with male kiddo never did and usually only whined about his 3 sister's. Then again, imagine the hormone factor involved.
    Girl, I long for the days when my kiddos were young enough for the Easter Bunny and Easter baskets. If I ran outta chocky, I filled the rest with Corona. They don't appear too trumatised about it so far (though AA works it's way into conversation around the ole dinner table occasionally).
    Sorry I'm way behind on my commenting but have been reading. I love my Glamerous Hausfrau and hope that you and your lil ones have a blessed Easter :)

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  4. Buddy is such a good big brother :) I'm sure you guys will have a great time and by the way when does a little rain and snow stop little ones in the pursuit of eggs and candy? Back in my day we would have to search for eggs in snow drifts and during thunderstorms with lightning and tornados....

  5. wonderful mother you are- how i miss those little kid activities.
    enjoy, beautiful goddess of the cleavage!!
    how many eggs could you hide in there ? an adult egg hunt maybe ??

  6. Have a wonderful time. Hope the weather hold out for you!

    Oh some of the candy for the kids :)

  7. I still do Easter baskets for mine and they are OLD! It's fun.

  8. Plan B...inside egg hunt...the dang rain is here!

    Maybe you need to get a good movie and lots of wine?

  9. Good job, Buddy!
    Have great day, I miss that stuff.

  10. ETW,
    I somehow agreed to let 7 teens spend the night last night and they're finally up and asking me what they should do. I am so hiding Easter eggs for them to get them OUT OF MY HOUSE!!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Sounds like a great day! Hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter!

  12. Have a great time! You and all the kids and moms will have a blast....and Buddy sounds like the best helper/big brother ever!

  13. I can't wait to hear how it went!! The weather is holding out beautifully and I hope it did for you as well. I love Easter and all the fun that goes with it. :)

  14. Myst72 - Who doesn't love a good egg hunt? :-)

    The Girl - He really is a sweetie!

    Reggie - Happy Easter to you as well!

    Ron - We did have a good time (inside, as it rained).

    Lisa - LOL. Who knows?

    MEL - We had fun!

    Chandra - We got rained on, but still had fun!

    Debbie - I love Easter and baskets, too. It is fun.

    Warren - You got that right! But, it's beautiful now. Figures, huh?

    powdergirl - Have your own egg hunt!

    SH - I think I would do that as well! Happy Easter!

    Bitchy - Happy Easter to you as well!

    Leighmo - he was a real trooper today. Did a great job!

    Lisha - I know! All this Easter stuff is a big week long celebration, practically! Love it!

  15. My husband says he can hide his onw easter eggs.. as he can't remember where he put them.. I am not so sure he is kidding anymore!

    Jan :)

  16. sounds like fun! Hope everything goes smoothly.

  17. You are definitely the hostess with the mostess and Buddy is such a sweet, sweet young man.

  18. What a woman! Enjoy your day. :D

  19. hope you had fun...I miss my grandkids and hunting for eggs.

  20. It is later now, maybe I can spell better!

    Anyway..Happy VGNO tonight!


  21. Sounds like a blast! I want to be part of your mom group!

  22. That sounds like fun. It gave me a little pang of envy though. :(

  23. Happy Easter to you and the Evil Twin, and the kids!

    Jan :)