Easter with Craig,
Jodie and Tyler
Easter Egg Hunt,
Fishing, Ham Dinner, Masters Open Golf
Lake Wildwood, California
Posted April 9, 2007
Easter week as a family holiday has taken some serious blows as
push out Christian traditions. Now that the week is called Spring
instead of Easter Vacation, teachers and school administrators feel no
obligation to a specific date. The week off now varies willy
one school to another, so it is no longer possible to use the week for
gatherings. Another bit of Americana has fallen by the wayside of
All that is to say that our Easter gathering this year was a small
Craig, Jodie and Tyler from Nevada City driving down 17 miles to spend
with Grandma and Grandpa at Lake Wildwood. I say "just" in the
sense that there were just a few of us, not that it wasn't a great day
children. Soon after Craig and family arrived at about 2:30 p.m.
out in the back yard hunting eggs that Mary and Jodie had hidden.
could get downstairs and into the yard, Tyler already had his basket
|Craig joined in the
hunt to spur Tyler on, as if that were necessary.
He closed his eyes to compensate for his size, but only for this
was running so fast Grandpa's camera couldn't keep up.
|Tyler had to unload
some of his eggs onto Jodie to keep from spilling them.
|Jodie enjoyed the
| So did Grandma Mary.
| After all the eggs
were found, Jodie put the overflow back into Tyler's basket, where he
|Tyler then broke open his eggs to spill his loot into another
bucket. Soon he
and Craig took the speed boat for a ride and some fishing.
Grandpa, Grandma and Jodie visited on the deck overlooking the lake and
went back to watch the end of the Masters Open golf tournament.
later we all enjoyed Grandma Mary's ham, potatoes, buttered carrots,
salad, and cauliflower dripping with cheese that Jodie brought. This
off with fresh coffee and cheese cake baked by Mary earlier in the
the hour before sunset Craig and Tyler went back out in the boat and
got a few
nibbles. One day they'll actually catch some fish.