We’re not huge on Easter in the traditional sense here at the house. We don’t die eggs or attend religious services, but the draw of candy and egg hunts is undeniable. It was fun. Now, on to spring.

This year's Easter egg hunt started a little after 6 AM. Not the ideal time for such things, but little kids don't know that. They're very inconsiderate. Awesome, but inconsiderate.

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Like I said, I’m going through a lot of old photos and it’s funny how many show photos end up looking totally ridiculous. This is a photo of Bane from SXSW in 2006. I’m not really sure how he got his legs to do that, but the photo made me laugh when I saw it. Almost looks like he’s in some kind of ninja battle with Bedard.

I’m going through some photos to update my portfolio site. I’ve run across a couple photo sets I shot at CBGB. I didn’t realize how many bands I actually shot there. This shot is from 2003 and I THINK it’s Stretch Arm Strong from a show they played with Terror. Genuinely bummed I’ll never go to another show there. I can honestly say I had some of the best times of my whole life in that place.

So, 2011 is over. To be honest, not a whole lot changed. That’s not something I’m going to complain about.

A couple weeks before Christmas, my dad, my kids and I went to a charity breakfast with Santa. It was a surprisingly good time. Eggs, sausage and sitting on Santa’s lap. 

There was a bit of waiting in line. I took pictures of Lucy to pass the time.

She took pictures of me.

A few weeks later,  Lucy had her holiday concert. 

Her attention span is like mine.

Ian’s is, too.

She had a bell solo that she kept secret from us. It’s the first secret she’s every actually kept.

Eventually, Ian’s patience ran out and we headed outside to eat raisins and look at the moon.

Then there’s a bit of a gap in the photos. The above was taken Christmas morning. Ian developed an evil-sounding cough around midnight on Christmas Eve. We ended up opening presents at 1 AM and sleeping in. 

It’s not something I’d like to make a tradition, but it was fun.

Supper at Sarah’s parents’ house was a little more traditional. Ian got trucks.

He’s blinking. Just as he should be.

Here’s to 2012.