If you are as lucky as me, your stepkids will grow up and still want to come see you during holidays like Easter. Our Easter started yesterday when all four of the kids showed up, along with Brian, Willi’s husband. We weren’t expecting Holly to show up from Montana but Becky donated her frequent flyer miles so all four kids could be with us.
We started our day Saturday sampling a few tiny bottles of alcohol like the ones served on airplanes. Mark and I found a dozen of these little gems at a store in East Lansing for $1 each. I went for ones with nifty names like BirdDog blackberry whiskey. All of the kids suffered happily.
Afterwards, we went on a peaceful walk in a nearby park. It’s a wooded park where I run when I want to get away from rowdy people . . . like the ones I was with.
We looked in ponds and under logs for salamanders but probably scared them all away, too. One of the kids found a vine and swung happily across the trail.
Here’s the four kids hanging out on a tree like most kids.
After terrorizing all walkers and hikers at the park, we went back home and colored eggs.
Here are some of my favorites.
Later, my mom joined us for dinner and we watched a movie. Dessert included pie with ice cream and whipped cream. Our 14-year-old dog got the last of the whipped cream because it’s one of his favorites.
Three of the kids stayed over and looked for eggs this morning. The Easter Bunny also left some pretty cute things. This one was left for me. I’ve been waiting for one of these for well, I’m not sure how long.
After the kids gathered eggs, found their baskets and ate breakfast, they left to enjoy the rest of Easter at their mom’s. And just like that, Easter was over.
The whirlwind of activity that occurred lasted less than 24 hours. In its wake was the knowledge that Becky is moving to Germany for 2 years and Holly going back to Montana, and it will likely be Christmas before we’ll see them all together again. So thanks for the great time this holiday, kids. We appreciate everything you did to make it happen.