I posted already what we did through Easter around dinnertime. Now for the conclusion.
As before mentioned, Tony’s family was down from Cleveland for the weekend. I decided to take the kids to my parents house for some entertainment since Corinne had the week off of school, and I had absolutely no idea how to keep them happy in the house for that extended period of time. For about half of the 3 hour drive, I am on the same route as the Rices. Stephanie was nice enough to ride along in the van to help the kids stay calm and feed Ethan a bottle. The second half of the trip I was solo but thankfully there were no major catastrophes. We got in with some time for the kids to play for a bit before heading to bed.
Monday, my mom (a highschool math teacher) had the day off for break. They had snow so the kids took advantage of the opportunity.
Mason and my mom are pulling Corinne on the intertube
Papa Bill is pulling Grandma Ann and Mason
The school district where my mom teaches and I went through all my years of schooling was ordered by the state a few years ago to tear down all existing buildings. They were ancient. They paid for half of the cost of the new structure and the public paid the other half. Now K-12 is all in the same building. (Can you tell I am from the sticks?) I hadn’t ever seen the school since we are only ever visiting over the weekend or major holidays. Mom took me on a tour this time anyways. It was really nice! I’m jealous that I didn’t get all that cool stuff. The kids liked it, too. Corinne went onstage in the auditorium and pretended she was in a play.
We all ran around in the new gymnasiums (I think there were 2).
The kids got a workout in the exercise center.
Mason made a mess of himself with the dust from the dry erase markers and by sliding down the wheelchair ramps. Only a boy would do such things.
On Tuesday, we ran around town with Papa Bill while Grandma Ann went back to school. At Christmas, a local toystore has a lane of decorated trees. They sell them all then set up Easter Bunny Lane. The kids loved it.
There was an assembly line of pretend cupcakes with tons of bunnies. It even smelled like cake due to some yummy “birthday cake” scented candles they were displaying for sale.
Each area had characters or some spring theme.
At the end was a religious centered theme with Christ and the crosses. It was time well spent.
Definitely a good time. Thanks, Mom and Dad!