Only managed to a get a few photos of the madness, but it was a good day! Of course, Cadence was up at the crack of dawn itching to get outside and hunt eggs. Henry finally rolled out of bed at 8:30 and was immediately on edge when the eggs he worked so hard coloring were gone.
“Hey!” he hollered. “That Easter Bunny stole my eggs! I gonna hit him!” Then he ran to the window to see if he could catch the thieving bunny in the act while Stevie and I cracked up and explained to him that, no, the bunny didn’t steal the eggs, he just hid them…like a joke.
Henry was not impressed, but was excited once we got outside and starting hunting.
Cadence ran around the yard so fast, I barely got a photo of her, but I did manage to wrangle both kids on the step for a quick minute to snap what may be my favorite photo ever.
Notice the creeper in the window behind the kids…
Electra was as irritated as Henry that she didn’t get a chance to catch that bunny and eat any of the hard-boiled eggs. Sorry dog, maybe next year.
Had some family time, a delicious brunch, another egg hunt at Grandma and Papa’s house, and then headed back home to soak up the last few hours of the weekend.
And yeah, Henry was still threatening to hit that bunny if any of his eggs went missing.
Happy Easter all!
Had some fun with the kiddos today coloring Easter eggs. Minimal breakage, and just one minor battle when Cadence apparently looked at one of Henry’s eggs wrong and he felt the need to give her a jab in the ribs.
Bring on the Easter Bunny.
Spending Easter with my favorite people in the whole world. It doesn’t get better than this…
Cadence has been counting down the days to our annual Easter Egg Dyeing Extravaganza, so when H-man finally settled down for his morning nap, it took her all of 1.6 seconds to tear open the decorating kit and get down to business.
She picked out some sort of super-extra-bonus-deluxe-giganto-kit this year that had just about everything a kid could possibly want for crafting some truly awesome Easter eggs. There were dye tablets, paint, brushes, sponges, a clear crayon to draw invisible designs that would reveal themselves later when the eggs were dyed or painted, glue, glitter, sequins, little shiny green plastic bits, stickers, stretchy bands that fit snug around the egg so you could drop them in the dye and leave a perfect strip of pure white egg shell between the two halves of color.
And you know that Cadence wouldn’t be satisfied until she tried every last bit. The girl definitely has her own unique artistic flair, and we had a blast making this year’s batch of beautiful eggs.
Henry woke up from his nap about three-quarters of the way through the whole process, and didn’t quite know what to think. He sat and watched for awhile, his brow furrowed as he tried to decide whether he was interested in what we were doing, or pissed that we weren’t allowing him to participate. It didn’t take long for us to win him over with our laughing and joking and singing along to the music we were blaring as we worked.
I even managed to get a few pics of my two little maniacs together. And I love that I managed to catch a couple pics of Cadence harassing Henry with her over-zealous kissing (which happens around here on a daily basis), because his faces are always priceless.
I can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday. Bring on the Easter Bunny. We’re ready for you.
As we celebrate Easter and say goodbye to March, it’s time to welcome the warmer weather and begin April with a sense of renewal and hope. There are some very exciting things on our horizon–new job, new schedules, new opportunities, road trips, family vacations.
Our lives have been blessed in so many ways.
And even spending a lazy weekend at home recovering from a recent run-in with an icky stomach bug, we enjoyed our time together and made some great memories.
Here are my favorite photos from this year’s Easter Egg hunt…
And just one last collage to serve as a Public Service Announcement (and to prove just how ill-fitting girls’/women’s jeans are, even in kid’s sizes). Just remember kids…crack kills.
A little collage from our egg-dyeing extravaganza today…
And just because Facebook is being a pain in the butt and not letting me upload photos today, here are all the egg dyeing photos. Enjoy!