A semi-daily chronicle of my life as a musician, a family man, and a citizen of Oregon.

Apr 11, 2007

Easter '07

Jen came up with a really great Easter plan this year that the kids really enjoyed. We had procrastinated on decorating and getting ready so the night before we decorated eggs. Jen and the kids decorated while I busied myself taking pictures and doing a sudoku. I'm nuts about those sudokus.

Jen has this really big floor puzzle that's related to a book she read Andrew when he was little. The next morning we hid the pieces of the puzzle throughout the yard - in the bushes, trees, etc. The kids received instructions Easter morning that the puzzle pieces were hid throughout the front yard and that they would need to work together to find the pieces and put together the puzzle in order to receive a prize.

The kids had a great time going through the yard and looking for the pieces. They worked together really well. It couldn't have gone better.

The kids put the puzzle together. True to their natures Andrew kind of took over and got right down into it. By contrast, Brianna observed and wanted to talk about the progress that they were making.

When the puzzle was done the kids took turns reading the panels, which was really cute.

After they completed their task they received instructions saying that they needed to go find their baskets in the house... we had hidden their baskets in their rooms. They found their baskets and were very happy campers.