So I'm finally updating. Sorry it has been so long - its just that time of the school year where if you procrastinated then there is just a bunch of stuff to do! Well, guess who procrastinated.. lol.
So, I'll start with our Easter weekend. My parents, little brother, Erin, Darrell and I all drove down to Darrell's parents house to celebrate Easter with them. They had a big party on Saturday where a bunch of family and friends get together and play games, eat and have fun!
Bob in the early morning grass.
Hanging out after breakfast - still really cloudy and wet.
One thing/tradition that their family does is playing with the Cascarones (or confetti eggs)! It's a spanish tradition where you get empty egg shells, color them and fill them with confetti. Once you have about a million of them you take and smash them all over everyone else's heads and rub all the confetti in their hair! lol. I heard about this when I first moved to San Antonio and did this with his family last year but this year was special; my family has never done it before (or heard of it) so it was fun to explain it to them and run around trying to get them with the eggs.
Now you may be wondering where to get a million eggs filled with confetti.. well down here people save them up over the entire year and sell them at flea markets and stores. They save all their egg shells and make the cascarones throughout the year, they spray paint them to make the coloring process quicker. Well, this year Darrell's mom made a bunch of Eggs for breakfast on Saturday morning and saved the shells so Erin, my mom and I could make our first cascarones ever! Apparently they would do this for Darrell and his siblings when they were little - keep them busy for a while haha. Well we got to decorate and fill our own dozen eggs. After they were dried they only lasted a few minutes lol but it was still fun. Bob didn't get to participate in this little ritual.. 1. I was afraid he would get stepped on/ run over and crushed lol. 2. There was way too much confetti and egg shells flying around and I didn't want him to try and eat all of it.
First you start with dried out egg shells...
and some markers..
You color and fill with confetti
and then glue some tissue paper to the bottom to keep the confetti from falling out
Let Dry. Go eat!
After we all ate we had some fun with the 'adult's' pinata - all the kids already did theirs so it was our turn!
Darrell's mom helping him over to the pinata..
Just missed it! Probably because he was blind-folded.
Hey! it had to be fair didn't it?!?!
Hey! it had to be fair didn't it?!?!
Mom needed help finding it too..
Get ready to swing!
Darrell was one of the only guys that tried it.
Most hung out over by the BBQ pits - thats my dad and brother in the blue!
Once the pinata was dead we (well mainly all the girls) gathered around to play a game. Its kind of like musical chairs but not really haha. One of the ladies had brought 2 big duffel bags full of random articles of clothing. The rules were like this; we would pass around a big plastic Easter egg while music was playing and when it stopped the person holding the egg had to wear a piece of clothing from the bags (the person on their left would go and pick it out of the bags and weren't allowed to look at what they were getting). After the game was over we would see who had the most things and strut our stuff around.. You didn't get anything for winning but it was still a lot of fun to see everyone in random things.
Darrell's sister got some funny head gear.
So did his mom :)
I got a mask with broken feathers lol - the front one kept falling in my face!
After that we had fun with the cascarones!
Darrell hitched a ride with his brother
(P.S. that's a tent in the background - wind was too much for it lol)
Confetti gets everywhere and some of
those egg shells hurt! But its always fun :)
Darrell getting my little brother.
Sometimes it can get intense! lol.
P.S. - the eggs we made were definitely the best!
We also had a "golden egg" hunt - where everyone would contribute a certain amount of money (we did 2 dollars each) and that would all go into the "golden egg". All the people that were participating went on a hay ride while the egg was being hidden and once we got back the search was on! Bob helped me with this but wasn't a very good money finder... it was fun though because he got to run around a bit and sniff the rest of the yard he has never been to. In the end Erin found the egg, it was tied up in a tree with a rope that was used for the pinata.
Darrell helped his brother get the truck for the 'hay' ride - if
you click and enlarge it you can see him in the back :)
After that it all started getting dark and we had one last game (well the people that still had energy that is). Darrell and I participated in a 3 legged race, we were against each other of course; its a competition after all. Darrell was paired up with his brother and I was with his sister in law(Vanessa). We played in teams (6 people each) so we weren't sure of our individual success agains each other but I'm pretty sure we would have beaten the boys if it had been one on one ;). After our race all the people still there headed out and Erin, Vannessa and I played HORSE at the basketball hoop.
I know there wasn't much to do with Bob in there but overall it was a really fun day; Bob did get some practice in with leave it though so good day for him too :)
This turned out really long so I'll save the Bluebonnets for the next post ;)