Our third Easter. Same traditions with a little tweaking here and there, but pretty much the same as the last. Although we are plus one child. Like I said, it has been a little different-a baby tends to require a few tweaks.
Dying eggs always starts the excitement before Easter and the boys sure did enjoy it. This was the first time Baby O did it all by himself. So independent now.
The day before was our neighborhood Easter egg hunt. The boys had a blast, and with over 500 eggs out for all the kids, the event lasted less than three minutes.
They had separate Easter egg hunts for the various ages-unfortunately for Baby O, there were many 'older' kids who knew the drill and he only got two eggs before the tennis court was completely clear. Poor kiddo, here he is all alone looking for some eggs that had long disappeared. I guess instead of taking pictures, I should have helped him out a bit.
On the other side of the field, Boy O knew exactly what to do and was filling his basket full. Such a good big brother (and probably because his cup runneth over), he shared his candy filled eggs with his little brother.
Newbie O had some help from her Mimi and was completely satisfied rattling her egg.
Easter morning around seven. An improvement since Christmas, but Boy O still got up around one. He heard his sister crying and as I went to her room, I heard a loud whisper...."Newbie O, be quiet! The Easter Bunny might not come!"
Suffice to say, he was hushed and put back to bed with explicit instructions not to get up until there was light coming through the blinds.
The Easter egg hunt outside was a big success! We have always lived in places where this wasn't possible, either because of the weather or the size of the yard. The boys had a blast. And Baby O 'got it' and was able to collect many eggs for his basket.
Newbie O had no problems watching from the sidelines.
We had a baby egg hunt indoors. Eggs filled with cheerios.
The annual bunny cake. I let the boys do their thing. This year they insisted on bright blue icing.
From our family to yours, hope your Easter was as bright and laced with colorful candy as our bunny cake. Maybe one day we can make a pink one....although I still might be outvoted.