Last week my daughters were on Spring Break. We also had family in town, so it seemed like a good week to take a blogvacation. But I'm back!
This year is the first time I've tried to incorporate some fun activities into Easter. In the past my girls seemed too young or we were too pressed for time. Since Grandma and Grandpa were here, I had reinforcements and decided to dye Easter eggs. This activity reminded me of the subtle differences between having one or two children and having four. I boiled a dozen eggs. A dozen eggs! We're not big egg eaters, so it's going to be interesting to see if we consume all of them. When I did crack open an egg to put on a salad, I was greeted with shouts of "Don't take the colors off our eggs!" Even with that many eggs, each girl was only able to color three eggs. I know they really wanted to dye more eggs, but I couldn't justify having two dozen hard boiled eggs in our refrigerator and I'm not brave enough to try non-boiled eggs. So, if anyone out there has ideas on other things to dye for Easter next year, I'm all ears.
Even our backyard Easter egg hunt had to be carefully planned. I bought two packages of plastic eggs at the dollar store. There were 18 eggs in each package, so thank goodness it only took two packs to have a sum divisible by four. Then I had to label the eggs with each girl's "letter" (the first letter of her name). Then I had to make sure they each had the same amount of goodies in their eggs. No, I didn't count the jelly beans, but I made sure they each had one egg with a Cadbury egg, four eggs with small Nestle candy and four eggs with jelly beans. I know life isn't fair, but I don't think an Easter egg hunt is the time to learn that lesson. I still remember and egg hunt I went to as a child and I only found one egg. The bigger kids who could move faster had baskets brimming with treats. Did it scar me for life? No, but I wanted a stress-free day. I will give my girls credit. When they found an egg labeled with someone else's letter, they would tell her where it was, but they didn't pick it up. After our egg hunt, they decided to hide the eggs for me. Their hiding spots were pretty creative.
Overall, we had a fun day, and I hope you did, too!
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