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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Eastering at Clear Lake

Waiting Easter Baskets

Those April showers threatened this year's Easter Hunt, but clear skies and good spirits prevailed with everyone having a wonderful holiday. Sue's color coded baskets were lined up in anticipation of the arrival of the Easter Bunny.

Filled to the Brim

 The color coding is simple but brilliant: Each hunter picks up only the goodies that are tagged with a ribbon the same color as his or her Easter basket. No fights. No tears.


And the kids actually help each other by yelling to a sibling, "Here's one for you."  This procedure is getting more complicated as the years go by; we now have a total of eight hunters, the youngest this year being Kasper, celebrating his first Easter.

The hunt was, of course, the main event; but many other activities were on the agenda for the afternoon.

Hot Tubbing



Canine Romping
Story Time

Just Plain Old Fun
And Silliness. Some things never change. How many times have my brother and I struck this pose over the years! He still thinks I don't know what he is doing behind my back.
Another year, another Easter jam-packed with fun, family and good food. It would have been perfect if Jane and Fam had been there too, but it seems there are just too many of  us these days to fit into one normal sized home.

It all began with my brother and me...and now there are eleven grandchildren on the family scene. Amazingly wonderful.


  1. my Easter has been consierably quieter after the kids left at noon, but yours sounds so delightful--being surrounded by all those grandchildren. What a joy indeed for you, Jan. And, btw, you take a great photo. So fun for us to see that. Wishing you a Happy Easter Monday, as we say. :)

  2. It looks like a wonderful day! I really like the idea of color coded baskets. We may borrow this next year : )

  3. Looks like fun. Clever idea - color coding the goodies for each person!

  4. Aww you're a groovy granny! Great idea colour coding. We didn't do any family Easter things this year, everyone was out and about. I missed it actually. Then we don't have any 'littlies' around any more. The youngest is 11. Looks like total fun and the weather must have been pretty good too!

  5. Sounds like a good time, Janice!

  6. I love this post. The color coding is a brilliant idea.


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