Fiona got here just about 2 p.m. and we have had a lot of fun. We colored eggs. Not just my kids, but also the little kid next door who wanted to be in on it too. I think he will get to color them at home but I am not one to send a plaintive looking face away and I had a big old bowl of eggs all boiled, so he joined in.
After that I thought we would decorate the Easter bunny house which in an ideal world will be our centerpiece tomorrow. Or not, as we have not yet done it. KC and Fiona saw an empty box and came up with an idea of turning it into a puppet theater. All the kids worked on it for ages, divvying up the work of painting and "set building." There are little popsicle stick puppets and they will put on a show later--most likely tomorrow when all the glue and paint dry.
While I helped here and there with that, I also made dough for cinnamon buns for tomorrows breakfast, and a cake for tomorrows dessert. After I finish this I am putting together a side of mac and cheese to go with the veggie chikn, sauteed spinach with garlic, roasted potatos and corn. We will sip sparkling cider and end with the cake. I am getting as much as possible done today as my wife works tomorow a.m. and the rest of us have church.
It is beyond my ability to really articulate the joy of having Fiona home for a holiday. It feels soooooo good.