Easter 2010! We arrived at my sister's house around 10:00 in the morning. Cassandra had been waiting for the Easter egg hunt, and in a couple minutes she was running around the back yard finding Easter eggs. These were the plastic pop-open kinds, so there weren't any jellybeans rolling around in the dirt. There were the regular plain ones and some cool animal shaped ones I hadn't seen before. The eggs had the traditional candy, some stickers, coins for the piggy bank, and a few little toys (I think - the toys may have been from something else).
After the Eggs had all been found we sat in the living room for a bit and were entertained by the ever changing tale of Belle, the horse, the snail, the bunny and Charlie Brown. I didn't quite follow the narrative, but Charlie Brown did get to sit in the Dora the Explorer chair. More family and friends arrived and at around noon we had a tasty lunch of grilled chicken, potatoes, green beans and salad - as usual, very good. This was followed by a very good fruit tart for dessert along with coffee.
Showed Cassandra how to hear the ocean in a couple big seashells we found last week at Carpinteria Beach. She thought it was interesting and kept listening to them, sometimes in stereo. She also found a penny and a shiny jingle bell in a planter, and had a great time hiding them under shells and having people find them again - usually under the same shells each time.
We left around 3:00 or so - tomorrow is the first day back from Spring Break and still need to get some last bits together.