We got to go to the fire house for Holly's field trip. The firemen were so nice and soooooo patient with our 8 kids plus younger siblings. The kids loved the fire truck. The guys let them go all over it and showed the kids what firemen look like when they try to help them in a fire. Holly was totally getting her flirt on!
The group P.J, Mable, Brylie, Parker (benson's little brother), Benson, Cruze, Zoe, Holly, Charlie (Mable's little brother)
She's ready to drive, just as soon as her feet reach the petals.
Along with our real eggs we hid quite a few plastic eggs filled with candy. (Note to self only buy to small bags of candy next year, other wise it will just end up on your hips!). We got home from our trip to Atlanta and the kids went down for a nap. We hid the eggs in our backyard. They were way excited for the hunt.
Don watched over the porch to help guide, if need be. We hid them everywhere on the playset, on the fence, in the garden, no not there Holly!
It probally took the 15 minutes to find them all. In the end Don had to point some out.
YES, this was the first time my kids have ever dyed Easter eggs. Why? you may ask. I don't like eggs, especially hard boiled eggs. I just discovered last Thanksgiving that my kids do and will eat eggs. They will eat deviled eggs, egg salad sandwiches and Holly will just eat a hard boiled egg. Well that meant we wouldn't be wasting the eggs, so decorating we did. Everybody used their creative juices, even Don and I. We each did 3 I know not that many but a dozen was just the right amount.
In April we decided to take the kids to the Atlanta Temple open house. We drove up Friday evening and stayed at a hotel. The kids were way impressed. We even got to eat there and there was fruit for Holly and doughnuts for Josh. Does life get any better?
We packed our Saturday. First is was of to the temple. The tour was quick, but the kids thought it was neat. Holly loved the chandlers and Josh said that he felt the Spirit.
Me and the kids in the courtyard.
Next we went to the Fernbank Natural History Museum. Josh LOVED the dinosaurs. I wish we had more time here. We found the coolest kid play place in the last 15 mins we were there.
Don let me get a couple of goofy pictures of him.
After dinner at Outback another exciting and special thing for the kids (and mom and dad too) we headed over to Stone Mountain where once the sunsets they do this amazing laser show off of the mountain. This is a carving in the mountain of General Lee and part of the confederate army. (I tried to take pictures of the show I just couldn't get the right setting).
We spent one more night and drove home. We really had a fun family time.