For logistical family reasons, we ended up celebrating Easter on Saturday, rather than Sunday. It wasn't my week with the kids, so Dave dropped them off in the afternoon and I drove them home after dinner. It was an absolutely LOVELY day. We even got SUN!
We started, as usual, with a treasure hunt.
The first clue brought the kids outside and before finding the next clue (hidden in the chicken coop), they found all the eggs.
This process took all of 90 seconds.
Then Joel tried to give a speech about how Easter is a celebration of renewal! Let us all take a moment to reflect upon the youthful budding of Spring!
It didn't go over well. The kids were too busy free-basing chocolate bunnies. But I liked it!
Really. I did.
The final clue led us all to the downstairs bathroom, which has been wholly converted into a chick coop, poop and all.
Alex found the final treasure. (A gift certificate to their favorite kid place.)
Genoa was more interested in the latest addition to the flock. We haven't even buried poor Allison yet and here she's already been replaced...
The rest of the afternoon was spent in the kitchen. The kids ate their chocolate. Joel and I cooked our asses off. The Easter menu included an apricot and dijon-glazed ham:
Some scalloped potatoes with Fontina and artichoke hearts:There was also asparagus, Joel's famous radicchio Caesar salad, Texas Roadhouse rolls fresh out of the oven and a homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
It was all so good, Joel had to make his Jesusgasm face for the camera!