Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Happy Easter - 2016

We had a lovely Easter weekend. On Saturday, we walked down to Alice's school for an Easter egg hunt put on by our town firefighters. We ran into some of our neighbor friends (who kindly let me make a pit stop at their bathroom!) and then met up with them again and our girls played together on the playground after the hunt. I didn't get many pics of the eggstravaganza (due to some period-related discomfort), but I did get a shot of my adorable little buddy in his super adorable new hat.
We walked past a row of lovely cherry trees and I just had to stop and take a few photos.
Then we came home and dyed our own eggs! Ivy was so into it this year. She blew through her eggs and then tried to finish up Alice's. 




They were pretty pleased with their eggs - and themselves!
What do you mean, all the eggs are done??
After we finished dyeing eggs, I had to hustle to finish up all of our Easter outfits. I think I finished everything around 7:30pm that night, and finally got to try on my own dress before bed. I was thrilled that it fit wonderfully. I'm hoping to do a short post on the dresses with some better photos...

The Easter bunny must have hopped through our house while we were sleeping, because when the girls woke up, they found baskets full of fun things and plastic, candy-filled eggs all over the place.

The kids checked out their baskets, rounded up all the eggs (and snuck some candy!), and then we gobbled up a fortifying breakfast and got everyone scrubbed and dressed and in the car. I tried to get a photo at church, but the girls were hopped up on sugar and it was sprinkling, so we tried again at home. I told the girls that they needed to stand still and smile nicely and they both promised that they would. Ivy changed her mind.



I didn't get any great shots of Elliott's outfit, but he had suspenders! And rolled up shirtsleeves! He was so cute. We made it to the early church service and Elliott stayed with us and charmed everyone around him. He even held hands with the woman behind us during the last hymn. What a little Easter ham.



After church, while our quiche was cooking and the girls were watching The Land Before Time, Jon hid our hardboiled eggs outside. Earlier that morning, Alice was dead set against putting real eggs outside. She was concerned that they would get dirty and be inedible, she was nearly in tears. I tried explaining that hens lay the eggs outside in the dirt and grass, but she was not convinced. She came around in the end, and we had a good time gathering all the eggs up again. We had to wear rain boots in the wet and squelchy grass.







Ivy kept throwing her eggs into her basket and they were all getting cracked. We kept telling her to be gentle. At one point, she chucked an egg back into the grass. I reminded her to be gentle and she said "There's a BUG on it!" I laughed and said, "Just wipe it off!" And she burst into tears and said "But I don't want a SLUG in my mouth!" Apparently, I had misheard her, and there was a teeny tiny slug on the egg. I relocated it and wiped the egg in the grass, and we all had a good laugh. And then we went inside to eat!
Immediately post-slug.
I made a lovely quiche,  at Jon's request, and baked up some frozen almond croissants from Trader Joe's (yummmmm!), and of course we had hard-boiled eggs. Actually, the girls did. Jon doesn't like hard-boiled eggs (so weird) and the girls don't care for quiche (also so weird), so we each stuck to our respective eggs of choice.
I couldn't resist capturing a photo of Ivy finishing up her eggs after Alice turned The Land Before Time back on. That tummy! The little legs and toes. I just can't. I love her little power body.

I hope you had a lovely weekend full of all your favorite bunnies!

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