As you may guess, I'm in the latter category, only without the eggs. And the candy part really begins on Monday when jellybeans and Easter candy goes on sale.
We always celebrated a big Easter when I was a kid though, so I figured I'd dig up some old relics of Easters gone by. And this has nothing to do with my not being able to come up with something I wanted to write about this morning. Ahem...
My brother Ed and I, in our new Batman shirts, about to embark on the Easter egg hunt. Looks like we had to start in the basement.
Tiring of the hunt, we played on our trikes instead.
Now sister Ann is in play, who refuses to play nice for the camera.
Mom and Dad, before church. Judging from Mom's caption, Holy Thursday and Good Friday was followed by Besotted Saturday.
Mom's parents came to visit after church (judging by my untucked shirt) as we commenced an Easter Pose-a-thon. Sister still not looking at the camera. Brother seems alarmed at having to hold her hand. I just want to play on the swings already.
Grandma: happy. Mom: eyes closed. Me: choking Ed. Ed: Grabbing Ann. Ann: Squawking.
Finally! The grownups leave us alone so we can play! Ann still not looking at the camera.
1970-Glen Ellyn IL
Annie and I, in the back yard before church. This time SHE's looking and smiling and I have my eyes closed.
Not that you can see it, but we're decorating our eggs, under the watchful eye of Simon, our Siamese.
Annie, finding an egg and perfecting her anti-paparazzi, "Get that Camera Out of My Face" look.
I know... big leap in time. Shouldn't be a surprise that as we got older, there was a lot less to take pictures of on Easter morning. So now it's up to those of us that have reproduced, to carry on the tradition. That means it's up to Ed to carry on the tradition, with my nephews Daniel and Sammy.
Sammy, on The Hunt
Daniel and Sammy, all dressed up!
Hard at work, dying and decorating the eggs.
2011-Gulf Breeze FL
Easter with my parents... Trust me, the Easter egg hunt is a lot more fun when it's 70 degrees out. Meanwhile, Sammy is All Business... One egg down and dashing for more!
Nice haul for Daniel and Sam.