Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fergy Easter Madess '12

Every year right before Easter he whole Fergy clan gathers for a delicious Easter brunch and Egg Hunt. Last year we started the tradition of a crepe bar and it is AMAZING!
We all ate down stairs which the kiddos loved. Phoebe & her cousins, Lily & Zach were making me laugh as I overheard parts of their conversation. Zach told me, as he put his arm around Phoebs, that he was going to marry Phoebe, which made her giggle...and cousin Lily started singing really loudly, "I love Phoebe, & Zach, Phoebe & Zach, Phoebe and Zaaaach!" The 3 of them are quiet the comedic trio.
There was even a little little picnic table for all the 2yrs and under to slop their food allover.
After breakfast all the dads went and hid eggs and other special prizes, while the moms fought to keep inpatient kids happy downstairs. After a brief set of special instructions all he kids were off! 
Phoebe knew what she was to do during an egg hunt so Cory & I mainly supervised the twiners. It took Cami about 2 eggs before she realized there was candy in them then all she wanted to do was open and eat immediately. It was a HUGE battle to get her to continue picking up eggs to put in her carton without stopping to eat the innards first. Eventually we collected all 12 of hers and she then went to pick out one of the fun big play balls Grandma&pa Fergy got for each of the grandkids.
Phoebe was the first of our kids to collect them all and she disn't even try to open any to get the candy, which isn't unusual for Phoebe "anti- any kind of food" Ferguson. Phoebe was quick to snatch up a purple ball, her favorite color.
Getting Josh to collect all 12 of his eggs was like slowly dragging 32lbs of dead weight behind you. He had no interest in collecting his eggs. He wanted to play and slide. then when we finally started picking up a few he decided he needed a breather and just sat down to kick up his feet. I had to drag him back out to "help" him collect the rest (I may or may not have been to tired of having him collect them that I filled the rest myself). Josh was one of the VERY last of 12 grandchildren to collect his eggs the only one slower was wee Sophie.

Sophie was thrilled with her eggs and tried to eat them plastic and all. When we picked out the big neon yellow ball for her you can see her ecstatic face, she LOVED banging on it!
Here is our little Fergy family after we completed our hunt with all our new bouncy balls!
Here is all the crazy balls that grandma Fergy picked out for each of the grandkids, they all our different.  For a great story about getting these all in the car and home make sure to watch the video at the bottom!
While grandma went off on her tangent about collecting the balls Cami thought she would seize the opportunity of all the adults being distracted to quickly shovel all her candy in her mouth...and she did eat most of it before anyone discovered her.
The weather was PERFECT for the egg hunt, which is really saying something since the day before it snowed, but Heavenly Father shined down his warm beautiful sunny 50+ degree mercy upon us and we all have a very enjoyable Fergy clan hunt.

Grandma's Crazy Ball Story:

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