Weather tried to foil our plans, but it didn't work. I made the augratin potatoes and the deviled eggs. Nichole made the from scratch rolls and bunny cake (also from scratch). easy child made the ham with brown sugar and pineapple. Green beans were those we'd canned last summer. I made the meal good but simple on purpose. The egg hunt was supposed to be in the back yard. Over night rain and drippy / misty wetness this morning nixed that plan. I considered cancelling the egg hunt....but since that is the high point to the holiday.......decided to come up with a new plan. Nichole's husband filled the eggs.......most were filled with candy but there were larger ones filled with quarters.....each egg has a child's initial on it. They all get the same amount. (no squabbling that way) Because there are 8 grandchildren.......we did it indoors in shifts. Younger kids first. The sils hid the little kids eggs in the dining room and the older kids eggs in the living room. Little kids got to go first, then the big kids. They had a blast. Although what I love about it is that they have a strong tendency to help each other as much as look for their own eggs. Then we served up dinner. I noticed Katie's kids went back for 3rds. Evan went bonkers for the ham. lol We visited while we ate. I can no longer fit everyone at the family table. I set up a little tykes table for two of the little kids and Oliver used the booster seat with tray on the floor next to his Mommy. Still we needed 2 more chairs. M didn't come, he was still getting over his illness. Hmm. Maybe he was actually sick with a bug. But biomom did come and she had a wonderful time. She was treated as if she'd always been a part of the family. (just how we are) And honestly, in a way, she is just in sort of an odd way. lol Lots of visiting, some catching up. Some educating biomom with the diabetes, some educating Katie with the diabetes......as Katie has it in her head her mother can't eat anything sweet ever. Uh, no. Not quite how it works, especially for type 2. The grandchildren had a fabulous time playing with each other. I timed the meal so they would have more time to spend together before easy child and Nichole had to go to in laws. Kayla is trying to be so grown up, it's adorable. I have trouble not snickering at her. She was wearing purple eye shadow today. lol Maggie had to be crated until she got over her initial over the top excitement........and until easy child's boys left.......Connor was getting fussy due to it being near nap time. But man was she in her element playing with Nichole's kids and most especially Katie's kids. She adores Katie's kids because they're not the least bit intimidated by her and will roll around on the floor with her ect. Although I had quite a number of difficult children in the house, there wasn't a single difficult child moment. Just a warm loving fun family gathering. And of course the sun appeared the moment everyone left. How was your Easter?