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 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.
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.
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!