Family traditions are important because they give you a source of identity, teach values, strengthen the family bond and add to the rhythm of life.
Up at the crack of dawn, I prepared the house for the eventual onslaught of family. We set up the tables, spread out the coloring gears, and readied the eggs but first before decorating, we must go to the Himalayan Grill for lunch!
But before that, we must talk to Colleen… and the great grandchildren. I told Colleen, “Don’t worry, be hoppy.”
OK, time for teh grille. We were first there tied with Robin and Bob! The Chartiers and Adams were also with us and we are starting to see the younger crowd join in!
Everything is normal, I got pictures of everyone except me.
We returned to my house and began the twenty-plus year tradition of doing easter eggs. Thank you Robin for being the custodian of the colors for these past years!
Mary and Michele head for the backyard and go shopping in the garden. They are picking peas and beans and other goodies, Mary made sure everyone went home with a goody bag.
Meanwhile, out front Pete got up to pick kumquats which will be turned into jelly by
The Groundskeeper heard all the commotion and came to find out what was going on!
Inside the house, colors were flying and the banter back and forth was at full volume.
Pete has command of the kitchen table and regales us with stories of yesteryear!
Mary got her crayolas out and performed miracles on the eggs! I asked Mary, “Why do we paint Easter eggs? Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!”
Lilly lost a tooth and had to show everyone. Lilly and Mary have a great time together.
Remy needed a nap after the last joke. What do you call a rabbit with fleas? Bugs Bunny!
The boys collect in the kitchen.
We wound up decorating activities about 4:00 PM which was perfect as we headed for Rockwell’s for dinner before dancing at 4:15 PM.
We had dinner with the Zaitz and Capps at Rockwell’s in Villa Prk before driving out to Chino for the dance.
The dance was a little frightening as we saw a Michael-Bunny.
We departed the dance at about 9:00 PM as tomorrow is another big day! It was a 45 minute drive home to Los Alamitos, very uneventful. We crashed as soon as we got home.