Well, yes, Easter was two weeks ago, but I am still barely recovering. Lol! My memories of Easter as a child, meant getting overly dressed up, with new dress, hat, gloves, and frilly socks, and playing with my cousins. And, up until I was 18 my mom would make a "Easter basket" for me filled with special goodies. Now, as a parent, I really want my kids to feel the magic of childhood and embrace their innocence. Soon, Easter will have much deeper meaning as the day that Christ was resurrected, but for now, Easter is about the Easter bunny. So, for the weeks building up to Easter, we prepared. I saved our egg shells for Confetti eggs and we decorated the house with eggs that the girls colored.
Here is a look at our recent Spring/Easter activities.
|Ants on a log. |
These were a first for my girls, Lacey loved them... and Lexie said, "I can't eat these."
|Lexie dying her eggs, she was only sort of interested.|
|Lacey is all about doing anything out of the ordinary. She asked about dying eggs for weeks, then had to help with each step of dying the eggs including the set up, and then continued to talk about the eggs she dyed for days after Easter.|
|This was our first egg dying session, we ended up with 5 dozen confetti eggs, which I filled with some "pixie dust" or colored sand. This turned out to be a horrible idea and I had to not only wash my hair twice, but both my girls' hair twice.|
|This was an idea that I saw on Pinterest somewhere during the weeks before Easter. One day while the girls played outside, I hunted for snacks that would fit in the plastic eggs and surprised the girls with a fun snack.|
|I filled the eggs with sliced up grapes and little cuties, animal crackers, fruit snacks, raisins, and goldfish.|
|And once again, Lexie has that uninterested look on her face, and Lacey is too interested to smile for the camera. This was a fun snack for the girls and fun for me to do something different.|
|Lacey's bunny and Easter Egg toes.|
|And here, big cousin Lacey is holding her littlest cousin Emma in their first group photo.|
|My little Lexie in her flower headband that was as big as her head.|
|Our family Easter photo.|
|My bunnies on Easter morning.|
|The girls with their cousins at the park.|
|Me and my Hubby sneaking a pic.|
|Lexie getting Uncle David with confetti eggs.|
|Lacey with my Nina Cindy. These girls are so blessed to have such a loving extended family.|
|Lexie trying to get her big sister Lacey with confetti eggs.|
|And Lexie getting her daddy with confetti eggs. I think she had fun with the eggs this year, it really was her first year as an active participant, and not just the baby walking around. She obviously enjoyed herself!|
|My girls and I! A rare photo of the three of us, smiling, all looking at the camera! Whoa! This one needs a frame for sure!|
|Here are the cool cupcakes made by my sister Melinda (Pinda Sweets)|
|Lacey and her Easter cupcake that her Aunt Melinda made.|