What a great Easter we had this year! After having lost a daughter and my big brother the last few months, the message of resurrection was especially comforting. So was having all my family together. In fact, I told Gerhardt that this was the best Easter ever.
We made a weekend of it, with egg coloring and cake decorating on Saturday followed by a granddaughter's softball game. Oh, brrr! March in the Pacific Northwest isn't balmy and we huddled inside coats and under blankets. But we survived to make it to church on Sunday morning. Then it was time for Easter dinner and egg hunting.
Sunday did not give us good egg hunting weather but that didn't stop us. We hunted indoors at my daughter's house, sending the kids in all directions... including into a certain granddaughter's mad hatter hair. The highlight of the day, however, was the boys' egg hunt. We felt that they needed more of a challenge than the kids, so we blindfolded them. Oh, my! One shouldn't observe grown men blindfolded and fumbling around for eggs with a weak bladder. My son was disappointed I only took pictures instead of a movie (since he wanted to see what all the hilarity had been about) but honesty, at some points I was laughing so hard I don't think I could have held the camera still.
Then we followed up by playing a game my friend Karol gave me called Pie in the Face. This is basically Russian Roulette with whipped cream and only a few of us were brave enough to try it So much silliness, so much laughter. But laughter is a big component of the glue that holds us together. And we definitely had a day of family bonding.
How about you? What fun activities does your family do to stay bonded?