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! ;-)