Monday, April 28, 2014

Easter at the Farm | 2014

On Easter we met Casey's family out at Grandaddy and Nana's house to spend the rest of the day. When we got there, we snapped a quick photo so everyone could change clothes. Not everyone was happy (Ethan!) about life at the moment.

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After we had lunch (burgers) and a celebration of Chelsea's 30th birthday (with cake), we lined up both sets of great-grandparents and made them take a bunch of photos. It is very rare that they are all four together at once...Nonna's dad and his wife, Betty, on the left side; Papaw's parents on the right side. Here's a shot with ALL the great-grandchildren from Nonnie and Papaw's family.

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And one with just our boys and Casey.

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After everyone was released from photo-taking, a baseball game started up in about .2 seconds.

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I forgot to mention that Duke was with us having a grand time.

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Ethan is up to bat...I think this is one of the ones he hit.

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Ethan was really funny...he would worry if Duke strayed too far. He didn't want him to run off or get hurt!

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Even Memaw Cooke took a swing! This is very much like her.

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Next up was dyeing eggs. I purposely put my boys in clothes that I didn't mind getting messed up. And wouldn't you know, my forethought was not necessary...they didn't get a drop on them except a little on their hands. But I'm sure if I'd put them in nice clothes, something would have happened.

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They both really love coloring eggs. Very serious about it too...

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Logan mostly just plopped his in the colors. Ethan used the wax crayon a bit.

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We used these cheap tongs I got at Hobby Lobby for the boys' birthday parties a couple of years ago to remove the eggs from the dye. It really helped keep their hands clean. Those little metal scoops included with the dye are a joke.

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I had a couple of pairs of actual Easter egg tongs too. Ethan was super proud of the color and writing on this one. So bright!

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Logan dyed more than a dozen eggs in a matter of minutes. He loved it. And then he was done. But he was proud of his eggs. He asked me to watch them dry!

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Here are Ethan's eggs. He was a little more patient than Logan and let his sit in the dye longer....thus, darker, brighter colors.

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It really was a beautiful day that day. No rain, although we passed through some on our way down. But the temperature was just right and it was not too windy.

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We all kind of just hung out outside for a while. Here is Ethan with two of his cousins, Kyle and Carter.

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Apparently, running around at top speed wore Duke out! He's on the leash here because we were about to go on a walk.

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Casey wanted a photo with our boys, his dad, and his grandfathers. There's 4 generations there.

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Look, there I am! I handed the camera to Casey briefly to document my presence. This is what he got.

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Papaw Cooke, Papaw, and Grandaddy chat while Nonna gears up for the egg hunt by holding all the baskets.

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Aunt Linda and I took all the kids participating in the egg hunt on a brief walk so that the eggs could be hidden. They were too wound up to go wait inside the house.

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Burning off energy on country roads is always a good thing.

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When we got back, all the eggs were hidden and the hunting began.

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Looks like Ethan has found one!

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Such a cool place to hide and hunt eggs.

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Ethan was really committed to finding eggs...

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At this moment, I think he was wondering how to get back down. (He made it.)

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The peanut gallery of adults watched the kids run around like crazy gathering eggs.

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Duke ran around too, but we had to watch him closely because there were chocolate eggs hidden along with the plastic kind!

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Someone is proud of their stash.

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Nonna got the boys a small Easter bag with some goodies. One of the items was a truck for each of them. Logan knew immediately what he wanted to do with his and wasted no time getting to Grandaddy's garden and the dirt.

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