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Easter Eggs and Demolition April 11, 2009

Filed under: Daily Life — Jen @ 7:58 pm
Showing off the Easter Haul

Showing off the Easter Haul

The day before Easter is always a fun one for us.  For the last few years, we have done an Easter egg hunt for the kids.  We have eggs filled with candy, and for another kind of attraction, some eggs are filled with coins.  Once the hunt begins, the kids run around the yard like crazy!!  They all came away with pretty full baskets this year.  I think Brooklyn won the coin lotto, walking away with over $8 in change.

The Girls

The Girls

The real fun of the day was the demolition party!!  Grandma wanted to turn the two small bedrooms into one larger office.  She wisely thought that the kids would love to tear down the walls between the two rooms.  We first let them color on the walls with crayon.  Then, we gave everyone safety glasses and hammers and let them have at it.
The Boys

The Boys

Oh, the joys of having and empty nest and no mortgage!
After 30 minutes of working, most of the kids had had enough.  One by one, they all migrated to the family room to watch a movie.  All except Ryan, who is fascinated by all types of construction and destruction projects.  He watched the older guys take the 2×4’s out and the remaining sheet rock that was too high for kids to reach.  He helped remove baseboard molding, and empty the trash.  He even went with us to the dump and helped unload the mess.  He was impressive, and had a great time doing it.copy-of-dscn19172copy-of-dscn19181
Enjoying the completed work

Enjoying the completed work

Brooklyn and Grace had a good time playing in the new larger room once the walls were finally down.  Everyone agrees that it will be a great new room for Grandma and Grandpa’s computers, and some of us (who shall remain nameless) were a little jealous!


One Response to “Easter Eggs and Demolition”

  1. Becca Says:

    What a great idea…putting coins in the eggs. I might do that next year. Sounds like a lot of work putting those two rooms together, but I’m sure it will be nice once it is done.

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