i woke up in the middle of the night and caught some four-legged jelly bean thief in the front room. max had left them out on the end table. the thief also attempted to steal kenzie's bag of cadbury eggs. so the easter buckets got moved to the kitchen counter. at 7:11, i received a text from madi... 4 minutes?... can we get up now? darric and i rolled out of bed and let the kids unpack their easter goodies. they all got robin's eggs, pack of gum and a little chocolate bunny. kenzie also got a dress, shirt, necklace, bracelet, softlips, 2 mushroom pencil sharpeners and a little bag of mini cadbury eggs. madi also got 2 pairs of shorts, 2 shirts, softlips, 2 mushroom pencil sharpeners and eiffel tower earrings. max also got two super hero bobble heads and 2 shirts. i think they all enjoyed their chocolate bunnies for breakfast.
at 11:30 we headed over to visit with grandma and grandpa carter for a little bit. she made the girls new foot pillows with animal print toenails. and max got a little basket of easter goodies. then at 1:00 we went over to jen and dave's. josh, awburn and paisley were there too. and grandma becky. grandpa was home with the flu. and a little later, jodie and her family came. we ate... ham, potatoes, macaroni salad, mac + cheese, jello salad and i brought a veggie tray and spinach dip. while we were eating, there was a basketball game on and i guess one of the guys landed weird on his leg and broke it bad. i refused to watch as jacob, dave and josh rewound it on the dvr. after eating, we hid the eggs. well, some of us did. darric just kinda rolled them onto the grass. ;) kenzie hid the eggs for the second round and put a big stash of eggs behind the house. she took piper back there to find them, but the rest of the kids caught on and followed them back there. it's always funny to watch the kids run around looking for the last egg that might be hiding somewhere. even when their baskets are so full, they can't fit another egg inside. before we left for the evening, madi had to show everyone her round-off back handspring. she probably did it ten times. and then darric wow-ed us all with his round-off. thank goodness he didn't attempt the back handspring.