Monday, March 24, 2008

When I Feel Best

Yesterday, Easter, was one of those days when I feel best. As my kids have gotten older I find that we are all more seldom than you'd think in the same place at the same time. Everyone has their own stuff. Luckily, they are all still pretty good about setting aside other activities in lieu of holidays as a family. Yesterday between everyone traveling we took four cars and headed off to my dad and step-mom's house. They have a beautiful place in Malibu. They aren't on the beach, but rather in the know, where they have the fires almost every year? Anyway, we all got out, my mom, and Girlie Girl in one car, Kick Back Dude and his clan, plus WTG's mom in their car, WTG and the other three boys in Secret Agent Man's car, and finally my sister and nephew in their car. So, with all of them, plus my dad and step-mom, I felt like...complete and completely happy. Okay, I could have done without WTG. But there were no problems, problem!
Handsome Lad will be eleven in a couple of months and is sort of in-between on all the holiday activity, he still enjoys an Easter egg hunt, but then again, he likes to look cool in front of his older sibs and not be on the same level as three year old Miss Personality. He got around it by hunting eggs to sort of assist Miss Personality. Face saved, fun had, and much adoration from niece to uncle. We all ate like pigs. Um, ham, coincidentally, was one of the much, much more. The weather was hot and gorgeous and they have this whole set up by their pool and can do all of their cooking right there. So, we egg hunted and ate and flew kites and ate and played with bubbles and ate and took lots of pictures...well, not me because I hardly ever take pictures, but hopefully people will send me some! If they do, I will show you some of them...ones where, say, I am not sitting there shoving a forkful of apple pie into my pie hole.....
It was a happy Easter.


evil-e said...

You stuffed yourself like a pig on pig and stuffed your pie hole with pie.

Sounds like a good holiday to me.

We never hunted for easter eggs as kids. They would have been hard to find in the snow anyway!!

Tara said...

But did you eat? ;) That sounds like a wonderful Easter weekend, I love that you flew kites.

I can satisfy my inner kid by shopping for toys for my nephews. It's so fun. Imagine having a niece, I'd go totally nuts with shopping.

AlienCG said...

It sounds like a perfect Easter for you and your family. I'm glad everything, including the weather, was perfect for the holiday.

laura b. said...

Evil-E: Ham and pie, its hard to go wrong.
There have been years when rain caused us to move the egg hunt indoors, but there MUST be one or more each Easter.

Tara: A little eating was involved :-) It really was a fun day.
Is anyone else planning to add to their families? A niece could be all yours one of these days!

AlienCG: It couldn't have been much better, thanks Alien.
And if the authorities come by, I will tell them I saw you heading due North...that you mentioned something about the Arctic Circle.

dmarks said...

mmmmmm ham

Viki said...

Good times, I see.

Churlita said...

I would have just been happy with warm weather. My girls and I had a nice mellow day together.

It's great that your mom still comes to your dad and step mom's house.

laura b. said...

Dmarks: Mmmmm is right! I don't eat ham often, so it is a nice holiday treat.

Viki: Very good times :-)

Churlita: I predict it will warm up eventually! Bold, I know.
I'm glad you and the girls had a good day.
My mom doesn't love going to my dad's but she likes us all together in one place just like me.

The Furtive Wangler said...

That sounds like a great Easter! Glad it all went so well for you all!