Friday, April 29, 2011

The fun of family holidays

So yesterday last week ( I started this on Monday, but...well, you know) we celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  And in good American fashion, we went to church (we do that every week though) then had a family dinner.  This year was a little different first off, Kid Jedi wanted to do cascarones, we do these every-other year when we have Easter at our house, but he really wanted to do them this year, so we made some cascarones.

Kid Jedi and Aunt A dying eggs
Cascarones before filling with confetti and sealing
(in other words, dyed egg shells)

Ok, so I totally forgot to take a picture of the cascarones finished, but before being smashed over everyone's heads.  But just picture the above egg shells with tissue paper glued over the shells.  Got it...that's what they looked like!

We went to my wonderful husband's Aunt & Uncle's house for dinner.  Kid Jedi is the youngest in our family, on both sides.  On my husband's side, the next oldest is Kid Jedi's cousin Z who is 3-1/2 years older than him, which at 7 and 10 going on 11 is a HUGE difference, but he's still really good with Kid Jedi, which is saying a lot.  My husband's cousin P who is only a year older than Z, well not so good with Kid Jedi.  Now I know, believe me I know that my son is not always easy to get along with.  Any Special Needs kid needs tolerance and a whole lot of patience.  P doesn't have either, and he thinks that because Kid Jedi still has meltdowns (he had 2 on Sunday, one was because P didn't want Kid Jedi playing with him & Z) he's annoying, and it seems he thinks he's unintelligent too.

Well, the unintelligent we may have changed his mind on because the boys played a board game that involved putting together a skeleton by spinning a spinner, and P was sure that Kid Jedi would have a hard time because he did at his age...nope, Kid Jedi did great!

Anyway, we wound up having a great Easter, Kid Jedi could care less what P thinks about him as long as he gets to play with the boys, and hopefully by the birthdays this summer we'll have a better diagnosis and some answers to help out Kid Jedi & get some understanding.

Here are some pictures of cascarones fun!  Then check out some other great blogs on No Ordinary Blog Hop!

Z and my husband cracking cascarones over each other's heads

Kid Jedi going after P

Kid Jedi getting his Dad

Z & my husband finally got P

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