Anyways, I stuffed the kids' Easter baskets full of goodies. Aren't those pinwheels cute? Ashley thought so, but Aidan and Owen decapitated them almost immediately and then plucked out the petals one by one. They are now officially little boys, or else maybe serial killers. Hard to tell.
We also dyed Easter eggs. Only one was harmed in the process, so I call that a success (one of the eggs, not one of the kids).
We also had an Easter egg hunt on Sunday afternoon with cousins Leo and Ellie. Every year we hide 50 regular eggs and one "Golden Egg" (which some years is actually silver, but semantics). Everyone but Aidan and Ellie have found the golden egg in years past, so the adults "encouraged" the other kids to BACK OFF and let one of them find it this time. Ashley promptly declared that rule "no fair" while Ellie advocated for making the golden egg easy to find since she is - in her words - "not a good egg-finder."
But in the end, there could be only one winner - and it was Aidan!
OMG, he was so excited! It was awesome he found it because he wanted to SO BAD. The day before he was all moaning and groaning about it - apparently finding the golden egg is massive pressure for a kindergartner. Ellie was a super good sport about it, which was awesome too. (I have a feeling I know who's going to be finding the golden egg next year, if you want to place your bets now.)
Owen also had an awesome time hunting.
As did Ashley.
She found all of her eggs pretty quickly and then just trash talked the others while standing next to unfound eggs. "Are you serious right now?" "You have GOT to be kidding me!" "You are looking right at it!" Hmmm, no wonder Aidan was feeling the pressure. Find the golden egg, or face public shaming by Miss Ashley Belle.
My sister-in-law Jen also made this awesome bunny cake! Isn't it cute? It was delicious, too.
She is now officially in charge of all dessert-making for future family get-togethers. I will maintain my position of wine purchaser / taster. It is a difficult job but somebody has to do it.
Hope you all had a lovely Easter!