Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter!

Here's some pictures from our nice, long Easter weekend (I took off Friday and Monday). Sorry the kids don't look at the camera in most of them. Getting them to smile at you and get it on the camera is impossible these days ... trying for 2/2 is looking for a miracle!

On Friday we went to the Botanical Gardens to see the fields of daffodils they have there.

Later on Friday we went to a large (three backyards!) Easter egg hunt in my sister's neighborhood. Each kid could find 12 eggs. There were about fifteen kids there. It must have been a lot of work to stuff and hide them all! Kudos to Nicole and her neighbors! Henry found nine and Hazel found one (a nice young girl gave it to her). They were both very into and Henry even shared his candy with Hazel.

On Saturday we had my folks and the Mc G's over for a fantastic Indian dinner made by Meg and then on Sunday we got up early for church and to head out to Nonnie and Pop's. We got out of the house, packed before 7:30AM. That was a real Easter miracle!

The kids second Easter egg hunt was put on by Nonnie and Pops. Both kids did really well.

Our weekend also included crafting, crankiness, cute questions, a trip to a new library and a rare breakfast dinner date for us parents.

I did really well with my coins since the last posting.

25 small dollars had nothing.

8,101 half dollars turned up forty-six 90% silver halves (dateless WL, 1950D, 1951, 3 x 1951S, 7 x 1952, 1953, 2 x 1953D, 3 x 1954, 1956, 2 x 1957D, 2 x 1958D, 1959D, 7 x 1963, 8 x 1963D, 6 x 1964), thirty-six 40% silver halves (1965, 4 x 1966, 12 x 1967, 17 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D) and one proof half (2002S). Most of these including all of the Franklins came from one lucky, random bank stop. It's the most Franklins I've ever come across at once. The only bummer is that I didn't find either of the two Franklins I need for my album.

3,720 quarters got me one silver Washington (1963), three Canadians (including one 50% silver 1968), one US dime and two US nickels.

4,300 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1952, 1958D), seven Canadians (including one 80% silver 1959) and one UK 5 pence.

1,520 nickels had one dateless Buffalo, one Canadian and one US dime.

34,900 pennies roped in one proof (1994S), one hundred fifty-one Wheats, one hundred seventy-eight Canadians, nineteen US dimes, one Hong Kong 10¢ and one Norway 50 ore. Two of the pennies I looked through had been stamped, one had California on it and the other a "G." I only discovered this new proof when one roll I was returned spilled out and the light caught it just right! Those things are sure hard to spot sometimes. I suppose I miss a few. I was glad to turn up two Wheats I don't come across much, the 1923S and the 1933D. The 1933D was a good upgrade for me.

1910(2), 1916, 1919, 1919D, 1920, 1923S, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1933D, 1934(3), 1935(4), 1936(2), 1937(2), 1938(4), 1939(5)