Monday, May 23, 2016

Easter 2016

Happy Easter from the Potter Clan!

The kids love Easter.  We always go to Opa & Oma's house because Easter at their house is like Christmas!  They have SO many fun activiites planned & the epic Potter Family Easter Egg Hunt.

But first we had to go visit the Easter Bunny.  Easter wouldn't be Easter without getting a pic taken with him.

For Easter weekend we drove down to Los Angeles to be with the rest of the Potter family.  Opa & Oma had the kids' tents & sleeping bags all set up & ready to go for when we arrived.  The kids LOVE those tents.

Oma, Opa, & Auntie Carolyn spent hours stuffing Easter eggs as they waited for us to arrive.
HOURS.  There were over 1000 eggs.

We spent the weekend just hanging out together as a family, singing songs, playing games, & having fun.  But Saturday night, the real excitement started when we went out for the big egg hunt.  The hunts were divided by age.

The first hunt was for Canyon & Ella - the babies of the Potter family.  They are both 3 so we figured we'd give them their own hunt so they had a chance at finding some eggs.

Next was the 5-6 year old hunt which was Bladen, Emery, & Craiger.  They know how it all works so they had fun gathering all their eggs.

The last kid hunt was for my 3 girls (ages 8-13).  They had fun battling it out against each other for the most eggs & the most money.

I love that Cadence still isn't too old for a good Easter egg hunt.

 After all the kids got situated with their eggs, chocolates, money, & candy. . . it was time for the adults.  And boy was that a fun hunt.  I always love going against Trek's brothers & sisters.  They push each other down, they steal from each other's baskets, they sabotage each other. . . it sounds horrible, but it's the most fun I have all year long.  I love it.

I actually won the most money this year.  I had a total of $62 in my eggs.  Wahoo.  Go me!  But really, we do have a lot of fun as a family.

After the hunt we had Easter dinner with the whole family.  I love my in-laws.  I really am blessed to have such a wonderful group of people to call my family.

After all the craziness of the egg hunt, dinner, movies, & more family time, we all went to bed & awaited a visit from the Easter Bunny.  The kids were thrilled when they woke up Easter morning to baskets filled with goodies for each of them.

Cadence's Basket

Lorien's Basket

Taya's Basket

Bladen's Basket

Craiger's Basket

Canyon's Basket

The kids had a blast playing with their little toys & eating their candies.

The day after Easter, we headed out to the mall to play at the carousel with Opa & Oma before we started our journey back home to Mountain View.

I think the kids wound up making themselves sick on this little spin around thing.  I was cracking up.

And of course we loved all the family time & music time we had with everyone.

We were sad to have to say good-bye.  It was a wonderful Easter weekend.

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