Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter weekend wrap-up…

Back in the day, I used to love decorating my bike and going on our church kids’ group bike parade in the summertime.  It was so fun lacing the crepe paper through the spokes of the wheels and everyone rode around the neighborhood—just priceless!
So last year, I decided we needed to do something similar for our kids, so I organized a Easter bike parade-Easter egg hunt in our neighborhood.  We had a great time last year, so we did it again this year and it was SO fun.
We have everyone meet at our house, and this year I made an outdoor bunting for the front of my house.  I love it because it somehow makes my house seem like it’s out of a Pixar movie;)
I bought cute springy fabric and laminated it with my Xyron machine and then sewed the bunting pieces to giant white ric-rac.
Here’s how it turned out…
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If you want to see more about my spring balloon wreath click here.
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We had a table set up on our porch with baked goods for everyone to share.  The weather was perfect and we were able to stay outside and socialize for a couple of hours.
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The older kids in our neighborhood are such a great kids, and are always willing to help me with anything—they hid all the eggs for the younger kids and did whatever else was needed to help out.
So my hubby and I had the idea of bringing out the old angry birds catapult for them after the egg hunt—and they LOVED it.  I don’t know who loved it more, the men, or the kids!!  If you want to see more about the Angry Birds catapult and life-sized game click here...
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We had such a good time and Justin had a great time too and hung out with all of us, which was progress from last year.  Can’t wait for next year!!
And to top off the weekend, we had a great Family Home Evening devotional and Justin did great at church today and lasted a good 45 minutes!!  It’s great to celebrate life and be reminded of all the blessings we have because of our Savior.  I hope you all had a Happy Easter!!

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27 comments:

  1. I want to live at your house!or your neighborhood. In fact I'll take either!:)

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    1. We feel very lucky, for both!

      Shannon :)

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  2. LOVE those pennants across the porch! I've had an idea on my back-burner for awhile to get a modern-print vinyl tablecloth and cut it into triangles to make a pennant for my screen porch. Never would have thought to laminate fabric, but that's a great way to do it! Looks like a FUN Easter celebration! Good job : )

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    1. Thanks Jaimee!! I printed off some of your Easter Egg hunt signs and they turned out great--just forgot to get pictures, and pictures of the egg hunt too!! It was still super fun!

      Shannon :)

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  3. Your House looks like a lot of fun, You have a wonderful blog it is very well dun. Thanks for following mt @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    I am your new follower. If you don't already, Host a shared link party every Sunday it opens on Saturday evening if you would like to share.
    Thanks
    Rose

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  4. Hi Shannon! Love your balloon wreath idea. So cute!

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  5. Love the bunting. The balloon wreath is so cute too. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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    http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/

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  7. Shani, You are such a cute mom! My tiny bit of cute is super jealous. =)

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  8. Love how this all turned out! Laminating the bunting was very clever!! featuring this on our facebook page tonight! thank you for linking up to Uncommon! ;)

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  9. Hi! Just a note to let you know I have featured you on my blog!!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  10. I love the bunting! It is just perfect!

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  11. This bunting is so gorgeous, Shannon! I had to start my Facebook features early just to feature this...it's amazing!! Sounds like a lovely Easter. Thanks so much for linking up!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  12. First of all your house is beautiful, second of all your bunting is adorable, third of all, I am a new follower! :)
    Hope you have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  13. Great idea! I love this!! Easy way to stay cute but not get torn up. Especially where I live, we have so much wind!

    I would love for you to stop by and link this up!!

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  14. Oh...my...gosh! I want to live on your street! Love all of it! Made me smile! Thanks so much for linking up at Reasons To Skip The Housework!



    Tuesday Time Out Linky Party

    Smiles,
    Melanie

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  15. Man that sounds like so much fun! Thanks for linking up at The Winthrop Chronicles.

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  16. Shannon,

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Just so you know, I'm moving in down the street! lol I so want to live in a neighborhood where everyone gets together and has block parties. We're lucky if the neighbors wave as you go by; and we've been here 19 years. Ok, enough ranting. I love the bunting and that you laminated it so it will last. I can just see all the holiday ones that can be made.

    Have a great week,
    Michelle

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  17. Now looks like a fun time! Love the way you laminated the bunting, great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  18. Your house is gorgeous!! And the bunting looks super cute too :)

    P.s. You have a very cute blog :)

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