A Hunting We Will Go!

Happy Easter everyone. My day started at 4:45 am with Ashley patting my face and asking if the Easter bunny had been. “Go back to sleep” I told her “the baby’s still asleep so we’re not hunting for eggs just yet!”. So she went and patted the baby’s face instead – problem solved!

I sent her off to wake up the rest of the family while I hurriedly hid eggs around the garden. I couldn’t put the eggs out sooner as we have a black Labrador with a penchant for chocolate (ok, a penchant for any food).

No teenagers were willing to surface for chocolate so they were obviously relying on a steady supply as the day went on. The three littlest took off into the garden with their baskets and had a great time hunting for eggs. Baby had such a good time that she excitedly threw hers back into the garden,much to the delight of the dog who thought they were being given to her. Baby and dog have a beautiful symbiotic relationship – baby loves to feed the dog and the dog loves to be fed.

After breakfast the real challenge of the day began – cooking lunch for 12 in a half packed house is no easy task, especially with sugar-fuelled children underfoot. Thankfully the grandparents arrived to amuse them so lunch preparation went quite smoothly.

Later that afternoon daddy and Ashley went fishing (the rest of us were still digesting lunch, although baby and dog were more intent on raiding other people’s Easter eggs truth be told). Ashley caught her first fish and was a bit disappointed that we didn’t have it for dinner.

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About embracingtheimperfections

I am a mother of six children. My children's ages range from 20 down to 1, so we are dealing with a lot of different ages and stages, not to mention a lot of different personalities. One of my twins has cerebral palsy so that adds yet another dimension to our lives. Along my journey so far I have learnt that life is far from perfect and that sometimes it's the imperfections that round out the harsh edges and give it a quality that is precious and unique. My love of the imperfect extends into my home life too. I love all things vintage, hand crafted, home grown and home cooked. I love to be creative and I love learning. I am definitely not a minimalist! I aspire to be tidy and organized but I am realizing that with six children, three cats and a crazy black Labrador that is probably beyond my capabilities, so I embrace the beautiful chaos that ensues!
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