Sunday, April 8, 2012

Eggs Aplenty

I don't know if it's because the weather is so nice or what, but they are serious about their Easter egg hunts down here.  Why have one when you can have one every day of the week?  When not in an official hunt, Boy and Baby O take turns hiding them around the house.  Baby O of course hides them all in the same place each time, so Boy O gets slightly frustrated after the first go-around.  Last year Baby O didn't really grasp what was going on around him, but after this egg hunt number one at toddler time, he got the idea pretty quick.

He was elated to discover there were trinkets and candy inside each egg!

Egg hunt number two: Of course Kindergarten couldn't end the week without their own version! Even Baby O was allowed to join in the fun.

Egg hunt number three:  The annual neighborhood extravaganza with donuts, coffee, live music and a bouncy house.  Boy O was intent on finding one of the golden eggs but made due with at least 30 normal ones and a few trips to the bouncy house.

A good way to get extra eggs is go out about three seconds before everyone else.  There were so many eggs that Baby O would get distracted, pick one up, see another one and throw the egg down before putting it in his basket.  People were chuckling so much about it that other parents would toss eggs into his basket so he would have a few by the end.

When we arrived home we made our second annual bunny cake.  This was the first time Baby O was able to fully participate.  He went a little heavy on the fur (shredded coconut) and preferred eating the jelly beans as opposed to decorating the bow tie.  

We almost forgot to dye eggs until the very last minute and once again Baby O was able to take an active role in decorating all of his eggs.  The decision to dye them outside was a good one.

This morning started fairly early at 6 o'clock on the dot.  I wasn't quite with it enough to get many pictures of our personal egg hunt and the goodies that the large altruistic rabbit delivered after the kids went to bed, but I'm certain that I have posted plenty already.  Hoping your Easter was as colorful as ours....


  1. Hey gal,
    Just wondering how the Ostren fam is doing. Everything OK?

    1. Hey Jackie!

      We are doing once again just took over and I haven't had the time to blog. It's on my list (I promise). We moved, and I had to drive Boy O back and forth to school (40 min one way) every day, and make sure Baby O got some naps in. It has been stressful, but I'm glad we took the plunge before I got too huge to be any help to anyone-believe me, I'm getting there! By the time we got home in the evening, my time was spent unpacking and trying to put my feet up. School is finally out so I should have some time on my hands at some point.

      Hope all is well,

  2. Doing OK, Family O??? Long time no hear from.

  3. Oh such a cute post as usual!

    I have mentioned you in my latest blog post for the Liebster Award, go ahead and take a look! Hope that's okay!
    Lots of love