This was A’s second Easter but the first Easter that we did much. Last year I bought her a stuffed lamb and that was about the extent of excitement. This year my heart was bursting with all of the fun that we had. We watercolored Easter eggs on watercolor paper that we sent to all the grandparents, we made crosses with contact paper and tissue paper to send too. She had so much fun.
Thursday we made Easter cookies, she helped me roll out the dough – and the little stinker discovered how delicious cookie dough is so I chased her around the house with a handful of cookie dough as she was trying to shovel it in her mouth as fast as she possibly could. We cut them out with cookie cutters, and baked them. That afternoon we iced them and used sprinkles too. She loves the sprinkle the sprinkles – we got more on the cookies than on the floor, so that’s a total win in my book. We saved some frosting so she could ice a few with Ryan too.
Friday we boiled our eggs so that Saturday we could dye them, we used a whisk to dip them into coffee mugs, was eventful to say the least but she enjoyed herself and was delighted in the fact that the white eggs were changing colors. Saturday night we had our weekly date night accompanied by pie and preparing her Easter basket and stuffing and hiding eggs. I found myself telling Ryan that night that I remember being excited as a child for Easter morning, but the anticipation of A’s excitement that next morning was just as exciting – if not more – exciting
Sunday was so much fun. We woke up, and I let the dogs out and made sure everything was ready then Ryan brought her down. She was so excited for her Easter basket of goodies. Each thing she would pull out she would hold up for us to see. The cutest. We got her some bath items, a watering can, sidewalk chalk, a coloring book and a few other goodies. Once she discovered the Easter eggs filled with goodies though, she was all about searching and finding them. We hid 40 of them filled with stickers, Annie Bunny Fruit Snack, Annie Bunny Graham crackers and mini M&Ms. We were pretty surprised that she found the harder ones that we hid. We hid eggs with the intent that she would find them throughout the day while playing with different items and get a special treat but she found them all before the clock hit noon. Ha. We don’t give her sugar often so it was important that we keep an eye on how much of the goodies she was snacking on upon finding the eggs but she started getting quick at opening the eggs and making sure she got at least one or two items out of each egg before she handed them over. Oh golly that girl makes our hearts so full.
We spent Sunday afternoon as a family. Ryan washed his car and A helped a bit, and we ran around with sidewalk chalk and bubbles too. That evening we went on a family walk around the neighborhood. It was a well rounded holiday for us.