Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What a great Easter!

For many people Easter is a very spiritual time. But for all children, Easter is also a day of bunnies, eggs and chocolate—lots of it! Our kids are no different.

We had our family over yesterday and we wanted to do something special for our girls. Nicki and Megan have been so patient with us with our crazy work schedule. Weekdays, weekends, it’s just work, work, work, especially with the Style My Room Contest in full production mode. But not on Easter!

We promised the girls a fun day and we did not disappoint. We invited Nicki’s friend Charles over and started the morning with decorating Easter eggs. Boy did they have fun! The mess on the newspaper-covered table and floor proved it. They dyed their Easter eggs, painted, colored, and stickered all over them. They had a ball.

We were on a creative roll so we baked some cupcakes and let the kids go to town decorating them. Talk about sweet! We had chocolate frosting and cream cheese frosting, and on top of all that the candy sprinkles! Thankfully, no one got a tummy ache even though they ate as much as they decorated.

The highlight of the day, which they of course pestered us about all morning, was the Easter egg hunt. We secluded the kids in Nicki’s room. The grownups, including Grandma and Papa, hid the plastic eggs near the trampoline, under the bushes, under the hose. Then we unleashed the kids into the yard.

OK, we kind of went nuts. For only three kids, we hid 250 eggs with everything in them from candy to loose change to small toys. And we hid three special golden eggs that each had a $10 bill in it, and an egg with a wind-up chick.

They just had the best time running all over the place! It probably took about 10-15 minutes for them to find all the eggs. There were so many of them and so well-hidden, too. The last to be found were the golden eggs. Nicki, fierce little competitor that she is, found the most. She had a little over 100 eggs in her basket.
The day wound down with them opening their loot, eating and counting as they went. And if that wasn’t enough, we ended with a family game of Wii bowling.

Boy, these holidays can get exhausting! But it sure was fun. Hope you had a happy Easter, too!