After picking up Emily, we had a fun outing to Walgreens. It was pouring down rain, but that didn't spoil the kid's Easter spirit.... They picked out some Easter Egg kits so we could dye eggs and Mom let them indulge in these light-up Easter egg wands. Well worth the price, by the way, the kids have played with them non-stop. Emily had to go to choir practice, so we promised to dye eggs after school on Friday.
The first words out of Emily's mouth when I picked her up from school on Friday were... "Do you remember you said we'd dye eggs today right after school?" And I was able to tell her that Stacey was busy hard boiling the eggs and we were going to do just that when we got home. You can see that she is very excited about this project! The kids had a ball decorating their eggs. One kit had the kids wear plastic gloves and squirt paint on the eggs with these little capillary tubes. That didn't work so well b/c the gloves were adult sized and the paint got everywhere. The second kit had the kids put each egg in a little bag and then squirt paint in the bag and smear it around. Much better design! Let's hope I can remember that next year! Anyway, the kids were very proud of their colored eggs and had a great time making them.
We took Stacey and Steven to the Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry at church on Friday night. It was delicious. Chris stayed to clean up as he is Captain of the clean-up crew this year. We all love his Captain's hat!
On Saturday, we spent the whole day at the Tomball German Festival. We heard lots of polka music. Chris got to see AlpenFest - his favorite WurstFest band, we ate some great sausage and typical fair food, and the kids spent the entire day playing on the red caboose in the play yard. An awesome fireworks display ended a very fun day.
Sunday, Steven and Stacey had to go home. We took this great picture of Lia with her god parents before church:
We had lunch at Skeeters and said our goodbyes at Bear Branch Park. Chris took them to the airport and I stayed with the kids because Emily had a Daisy's outing at the park. What a great visit!