Mar 19, 2008

Happy Easter

There's plenty more where Easter '08 comes from, but I thought I better get started since it is a FOUR-day weekend here! Good Friday is a real big deal here I guess. Despite the fact that everything is open Christmas day, we are hearing the NOTHING, not even even grocery stores will be open tomorrow, and we are not supposed eat Beef I guess. We are still working our the details.

Also, I must be absolutely out of my gourd. I decided to call over some friends with young kids and invite them over to our house for an Easter Egg Hunt at my house. For some reason I completely forgot that I am in the middle of a move that has lasted 3 long months now, and there are still boxes everywhere. It is not supposed to be taking place until Saturday so maybe by then we may actually be able to get through the maze from the front door to the backyard with a little more ease.

Anyway, in order to avoid a huge blogging backlog, I better get posting. We started the festivities early by going to an Easter activity put on by our local home improvement warehouse, Bunnings. This is Australia's answer to Lowe's or Home Depot, which is exactly what I think of when I think of fun Easter activities I want to take my kids to...er...
It actually turned out to be really fun!



Okay, I will give you that they could have bumped up the budget for costumes. Especially for the Easter Bunny. I am not sure what the Queen of Heart was doing there, but we didn't ask questions.



This baby chick was born that morning! There was a whole barrel of them. They were so cute!



Cute little animal, still not sure what it was...



I got this pic taken for my Dad who is a firefighter. They are really excited to meet you Dad, and would love to give you a tour of the fire station.


Laine is holding our raffle prize in her hand. We won this big chocolate egg set which was one of the best prizes!

They even fed us dinner. I know it would have been hamburgers and hotdogs at home, but here they served us lamb sausage sandwiches with sauteed onions. They were really good, depsite the fact that they don't look very appetizing in the pic. Really the only wierd part was that we had been over petting the cute baby lamb five minutes before, and it was in our view as we ate...


He was so precious! He looks bigger in the pic, but he was really like the size of a cat. There are some baby bunnies in there too, along with older baby chicks. There were also baby puppies, rats {yeah, random} and baby ducklings. For some reason Laine was holding air.

8 comments:

Nick & Nicole said...

That is so fun! Makes me feel like I should probably start planning something for this weekend.

Noahr said...

Your post takes me back to last year when Allison and I made bird feeders with kids at Baby Animals Day at the American West Heritage Center for our Living With Wildlife class. The baby animals were adorable, too bad many of them don't survive the mauling by little kids.

Allison & Noah Riley said...

Baby Animals Day also didn't think ahead about what to do with all that lamb meat :). Oh, that's so sad to think about... I'm really not vegetarian minded, but I think eating lamb meat next to a baby lamb might make me pause and reflect.

Gaengy said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Glad you took advantage of the great community events there. Looks like Australia might be the place to retire for dad. Those fire fighters look a bit old! Laine looks so grown up!

Stacey Lau said...

J has good friday off here too! I'm not complaining. I love Easter, it has always been one of my favorite holidays. Loved your home store adventures....lol...everything you do is so much fun, but most of that is because of who you are and not where you go. You are great Nat, I miss you!

Kate Gildea said...

Oh, so cute! My only regret is that I was not there with them! Just tell me that Clara was not there with them...

James and Heather English said...

My in-laws are here and asked me today if James got good Friday off and were shocked when I said no. I had never even heard of it really except glancing at the weird holidays on your calendar. Interesting. I also was dying laughing about the lamb sandwiches. You are so funny.

Jeanine said...

I love your posts...I always say that..but it is true..you are so funny! Your kids are sooo cute!

 
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