Monday, April 25, 2011

Our Marshmallow Drop, Eggs Dyed and Smashed, and What the Bunny Brought...

Last year we went to the marshmallow drop for the first time.  In essence, there's a big roped off field that is surrounded by parents and kids.  A helicopter comes along, drops a load of marshmallows out of the sky, everyone runs to get a marshmallow, and the kids can turn in a marshmallow for a small bag of candy and trinkets.  The marshmallow drop was scheduled for Friday morning at 9AM.  In order to get there and get a parking spot, we would have needed to leave before 8AM.  I woke up on Friday morning, and it was raining and 37 degrees.  Definitely not ideal.  I, for one, did not want to go, but we had two little ones who had been looking forward to this day for weeks.  So what's the next best thing to marshmallows dropping out of a helicopter?  Daddy dropping them out of the upstairs bathroom window!

On Saturday, we did the annual egg dye with Aunt Christy and Grandma Mary Jane.

Easter morning was a big hit.  The bunny brought bubbles (already gone---used and spilled on the front porch yesterday), egg shaped sidewalk chalk, bunny straws (kids LOVED these), glow wands, balloons (did I say I love the dollar store?) and Peeps (gotta have the Peeps!)

With Easter morning, came the annual egg smashing.  I was taken out of the competition almost immediately by my mom.  In the end, Christy was the big winner.

Christy already looks triumphant and this was just her first smash!
After church, Easter breakfast at church, and the big meal at our house yesterday, I was ready for a nap.  Did I get one?  No! And today it's back to the Mount Everest of laundry, but after a fun weekend like that climbing the mountain will be a little easier.


The Reader said...

Apparently the glow wands are popular! :-)

Now, explain egg smash...??? Please?

Fairy Tale Mama said...

Here are the rules for the egg smash. First, everyone takes one of the eggs they dyed. They pick a person to challenge. They smash the ends of their eggs against one another. The person with the surviving, uncrushed egg gets to challenge someone else. This goes on until someone is declared the winner. Then everyone does round #2 and smashes the other end of their egg with different people. This year's winner was my sister Christy. It's great fun! It's also entertaining to see who gets the strongest egg from year to year.

The Reader said...

Oh, fun! Thanks for explaining :)

Sock Monkey Mommy said...

We do the egg smash every year - Jim introduced me to it. ;)