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It’s been so hot lately the kids were excited to get a break from the heat this morning and get out their bikes and chalk!

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 It’s time for Grammie’s annual Easter Extravaganza!

The kids arrived excited and were greeted by an equally excited Grammie.  The yard was decorated with giant inflatable balloons.  The kids noticed rabbit tracks and followed them into the house.

Once inside it was time for a “little snack”.  Grammie had a few things set out…. hahaha not… Grammie always goes big and she did her thing.  There was a huge spread of food for the kids.  Fruit, yum bowls, sandwiches, veggies, avocado, hummus, oh my!!

Mia got in on the action with some mango, apples, and avocado

After feasting it was time for Grammie’s craft corner. The kids made frog, bunny, and chick crafts and hung them on the door.

 After craft time the kids followed Grammie down the hall and into … Grammie’s Carnival.  There were games, bean bags, fishing, spinners, and so much fun.

 Autumn loved throwing the bean bags most of all

Luca loved “hulk smashing” all the things

While Mia and mom played with the spinner

After all the games it was time to dye some eggs. Kitty spent the previous night making all the dyes with natural ingredients.  Blueberries made a deep purple, cabbage made blue, turmeric yellow.  The eggs and colors turned out awesome.

 Mia watched as Luca ran the dying operation

 The finished product

After the eggs were done and all the games played Grammie had another surprise for the kids.

BUNNIES!!!

yes they were real ūüôā

Autumn looked up and said, “I think the bunny likes me”

 After the bunnies it was CHICKS!!! The four little chicks cheeped away as the kids held and fed them.

  We opened easter baskets filled with great snacks, fun hot wheels, gardening tools, seeds, activity books, kites, and so much fun.

The Easter Bunny stopped by to say hello, give the kids some special plates, and books.  Before he left that sneaky bunny hid all the eggs.

 But the kids were able to find them all … or did they?  We’ll check in with Grammie in a few weeks to see if any were missed.

So it was another busy but super fun day at Grammie’s Easter Extravaganza for our little ohana. As the kids sleep now they are snuggled up to their little toy bunnies, no doubt dreaming of all the fun they had.

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It’s a good thing we bought a King size bed for Kitty and I … otherwise I don’t know where our little dragon would put all of her books!

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Autumn

Autumn enjoys car rides but she gets a little crazy when you roll the windows down

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Pirate Park

It was a fairly rainy day on Sunday but me and the little buccaneers headed out to Pirate Park for some plundering of fun

There are two ships, an island, and a sand pit with a rock path of water that flows down into it.  The kids spent a lot of time building dams to block the water from flowing into their sand pit.  They called several times for some beavers to come help them but apparently the beavers were too busy or were afraid of pirates.


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Nice day to hit up a local pump track on the eastside

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Train Time

With the help of two great engineers we got the holiday train up and running. One engineer takes the responsibility of being a conductor a little¬†more seriously than the other. ¬†I’ll let you guess which one that is.

 

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Seaweed Chomp

Autumn’s difinitive guide to seaweed chomping

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