At Last…Easter With Grandchildren!

I have to admit, once our children grew up past the age of egg hunts and Easter baskets, Easter wasn’t nearly as much fun.  There were several years when my daughter would make the remark, “Easter just isn’t as fun as it used to be.”   There were probably at least eight or ten years that we were without any children–even older ones.

We still colored eggs every year, and that was fun, but there weren’t any Easter baskets or egg hunts.  I guess during those years, I’d say that coloring eggs was considered our fun!  The boys lost interest, of course, but my daughter and I continued to do it every year.  When my son got married, my daughter-in-law, Christina, joined in the yearly egg coloring fun. 

Brandy and Christina coloring eggs...

There were a couple of years when we hid plastic eggs with money or little slips of paper with funny sayings in them, and the teenagers hunted for them.  It was sort of fun seeing who got money and who got insulted.  Money is a great motivator for getting teenagers to get up and search out those eggs!

FINALLY, on Easter of 2007, we had another little one in the family again…our first grandchild, Madison.  Of course,  just like her mother–so many years ago–she was only 6 months old on Easter.  Our fun that year consisted of showering Madison with Easter gifts.  Still, it was great to have a child in the family again.

Granddaughter, Madison, posing with her first egg tree...

Last year was Madison’s first year that she was really old enough to enjoy hunting for Easter eggs.  She really enjoyed herself, and we enjoyed watching her.  She didn’t care much about her Easter basket, she just scooped up those eggs in her arms…

By last Easter, our family had been blessed with a second grandchild, Caden.  Caden is our oldest son, Brett’s, child.  Caden  was only four months old last Easter, so he slept a good portion of the day.  However, he was showered with many Easter gifts, and it is so much fun having a little grandson to go with our granddaughter.

Grandson, Caden, at last year's egg hunt...

I am looking forward to Easter very much this year.  Caden is old enough to hunt for eggs, too.  In fact, he’s already been to an egg hunt!  I can’t wait to watch the two “grands” running around searching out those eggs!

Madison leaving an egg hunt at the park (last Easter)

Yes, grandchildren are truly “grand”!  It’s wonderful that we get a second chance to experience life through the eyes of a child…It’s even more enjoyable when the responsibility for raising those children rests on someone else’s shoulders!  Have a Happy Easter everyone…Kathy

Published in: on April 2, 2010 at 8:26 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. I am so happy for you!
    Gaden looks SO CUTE!
    Happy Easter!

    • Thanks for visiting and commenting. I mailed your prize to Kathy today. That was so sweet of you to pass it along to her. I had no idea that you were in Malaysia! Blessings, Kathy

  2. Those grands are just precious. And those little corcs? Oh my.
    Have a wondeful and blessed Easter.

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