After much ado, we decided that the Walsh sister Easter celebration would be combined with Katie's first birthday and Austin's 11th birthday and we would do it ON Austin's birthday the Sunday before Easter.
We were happy to host at our house and fun was had by all. We started out with the Easter celebration. We ate a big Easter meal (ham and potatoes, of course!) at 1pm followed by an indoor egg hunt. The weather predicted rain but then didn't rain until MUCH later. Oh, well. I hid the eggs based on a difficulty/age ratio and I think every had just enough of a challenge.
After opening their eggs, eating the candy inside and playing with their treasures (all provided by auntie Becca!), we sang happy birthday to the birthday kids and had birthday cake, which I was honored to make for Katie (Austin prefers DQ cake, which Auntie Kristine provided!).
Then people just hung out and the kiddos and big boys played outside for a bit (until the rain finally arrived complete with thunder!). Oh, and Auntie NaeNae set up her mobile salon and cut hair, which is so darn convenient!!
Honestly, it was a pretty relaxed day filled with family and fun. We even had all twelve grandchildren present at one time, which only happens about once per year. (a picture was taken but I don't have a copy yet!!) Happy Birthday and Easter to all. Now I'm starting to gear up for Easter celebration #2 this weekend with the Thomas clan.