Our extended family has a few Easter traditions that began back when I was a child. My grandma used to fill eggs with change and money for a hunt in her front yard when I was a little girl. My sister and I got to do the hunting until we had kids. Grandma passed away 5 years ago, but my mom and aunt have kept the tradition going.
I was shocked to get a shot of all of my kids hunting. Granted it is the back of all their heads, but I’ll take what I can get. In the background is my brother-in-law, my dad and my grandpa.
My dad and brother-in-law decided to make it extra hard on the boys. The literally dug up clumps of grass and buried eggs. The only way the boys could find them was by playing “Your hot…getting hotter…on fire…”.
One of the first things people usually say when they meet Little One in person is how tiny she is. For some reason she looks so much bigger in pictures. I feel like this shot you can see a bit better how tiny she really is…just a petite little thing. Little One and her great grandpa.
My parents and all their grandkids. My second son thinks it is hilarious to make odd faces for group shots. Does it every time.
Chris’ family also had an egg hunt…with more surprises inside. We had such beautiful weather over the weekend.
Grandpa’s boat got taken out on the little pond. (all the boys are swimmers)
And Grandpa gave the kids rides on the four wheeler. I’m pretty sure he had as much fun as the kids.
I used my Canon 85mm over the weekend. The shots below are straight out of the camera. I think my 24-70mm has been dropped too many times. I feel like is isn’t as sharp as it used to me. The 85mm is still my favorite lens…
We had a great weekend celebrating. We cherish our families and are grateful for the traditions our parents have with the kids. We are also starting our own traditions, our own ways of making this incredible special holiday memorable for our kids. What are some of the ways your family celebrates(ed) Easter and conveyed the meaning of the day? I’m always looking for new ideas!