I've been absent for more than a week! Big doings with
Easter at the camp from Friday--Sunday, then Erin and the kids came home with us and spent the night at the house Sunday night. They headed back to Baton Rouge on last Monday.
Such a great Easter week-end, the threatened storms missed us, and the weather was wonderful. On Friday night, we took the kids on an elf hunt (a tradition) through the woods. We spotted a couple of elf houses with ladders, and Mila and Max saw "shadows" running through the woods when we frightened the elves off. (deer stands have been appropriated by elves; the kids, however, know nothing of deer stands and an awful lot about elves!) Bryce Eleanor was just as excited and kept saying, "Elves!"
Saturday was the Easter egg hunt, and lots of friends joined in for lunch and hunting.
When it began getting dark, it was time for another elf hunt, with more kids. John David, Elizabeth, Blanton, Olivia, and Maddie joined Mila, Max, and Bryce Eleanor and the adults in a kind of caravan. It seems that the elves had stolen some of the Easter decorations and had a party of their own! More fireflies (or as Olivia called them, "flyerflys")!
Better late than never is my current motto.