Easter came and went the weekend before last, but most of my friends were away over the extended 4 day break that we had. So in order that our clan of friends and children didn't miss out on the fun of an afternoon of Easter egg hunting, one of my friends Speedy (frequent commentors, you know her as World Peace & A Speedboat) opened her house on Saturday for an encore Easter.
We checked with the Easter Bunny and he was available. As it turned out, his book was clear.
It was a really fun afternoon. The kids had a blast, as you'd expect. I mean, it's not everyday that the garden suddenly blooms with most delicious chocolate eggs in seductive shiny foil wrappers. It's the toddler equivalent of The Big Rock Candy Mountain.
And you know, my friends have raised a nice bunch of kids. The idea of sharing is kind of hard for a 2 year old (and many adults), but the older kids grasped the concept and with some guidence from them, and various parents, there was no noticable squabbling. Everyone's haul was added to the collective's and then and equitable distribution was arranged. Nice.
Next year we're introducing them to the concept of the anarcho-syndicalist commune.
Of course this controlled distribution also means that no one child ended up on the sugar rush to end all sugar rushes, so it was self preservation on behalf of the parents I'm guessing.
We had a bbq, chatted, Sarah and I knitted some (actually, Mikey's boyfriend Evan even came over to the Dark Side and knitted a couple of rows of my project), those who are parents child wrangled, and a lovely time was had by all. Speedy's house has a large under cover area that is ideal for outdoor entertaining, and her garden is looking fantastic. I had to snap off a couple of pics to record its late Summer/early Autumn loveliness.
I headed home around sunset, and had a chilled out sort of evening. I turned off all my lights and unnecessary electrical appliances for Earth Hour, and although it was much more low key than last year, it still felt good to contribute towards the event. I looked outside once Earth Hour had begun and most of my neighbours were participating too.
So, a lovely day and in fact a nice weekend in general. Saturday was also Haircut Day, which we LOVE. Sunday was a pretty low key chilled sort of day, I just did some domestic duties around the house and then went to knitting at the Courthouse Hotel in the afternoon. It was also warm and sunny all weekend, which is officially a Good Thing.