Easter was so long ago, but I hated for it to pass me by completely with no photos, so here are some long overdue Easter pictures.
My little cupcake baking helper
and cupcake decorators in cute bunny aprons from their sweet Aunt B. Thank you, Aunt B!
The cupcakes were nothing if not well decorated... or, er, overly decorated.
We didn't decorate eggs this year, and nobody complained. I felt no guilt in skipping a year of that mess. Perhaps we'll dye them next year.
Elise and Addie participated in our neighborhood egg hunt. Addie looked so sweet in her spring dress.
I could not convince Elise to wear something pretty. <sigh> Khaki shorts and a grey tee just don't scream Easter to me, but I have to pick my battles.
To give her some credit though, she did have a good point that the hunt location for the big kids doesn't exactly lend itself to fancy dresses and nice sandals.
Fortunately, the bunny at this egg hunt was much friendlier looking than the creepy horror movie bunny from the last hunt we attended.
The night before Easter, the girls put out a snack for the Easter Bunny, "Eat up and Enjoy!" Do you think the Easter Bunny really eats Tootsie Rolls?
Then, they killed me. They put out notes to the Easter Bunny requesting what they wanted in their baskets! Whaaaa? Letters to Santa... yes. Letters to the Easter Bunny? Um...NO! The Easter Bunny does NOT take requests. No way. No how. Not happening.
The letters read:
"I want a white paint and purple paint, new games for my leappad, books, Pez, candy, paint set (water colers) from addie (pink basket)"
"Dear Easter Bunny, Happy Easter!! You must be really busy so I'll make this quick. For easter I would like: Books (Hunger games), Amazon gift card, and Book of advansd jump rope trick. (Elise, purple basket) P.S. thank you!"
"Dear, Easter Bunny Hi! I'm Nina and I'm 8 years old. I would like make-up, and Hank Zipzer books, jewelry, candy, watercolor paint, and paint brushes, and a paint pad. from Nina (Blue Basket)"
I'm not sure any of them received things on their list except for Addie and her Pez. They all seemed happy with their baskets, regardless. After breakfast, they went hunting in their pajamas for the eggs the Easter Bunny left in the yard.
We had a nice Easter dinner with both sets of grandparents later in the day where I neglected to take any pictures. It was a nice dinner, despite the lack of photo evidence. One of these days I'll figure out how to host a meal and take pictures too.
Easter is long gone, and summer is nearly here. Time flies when you aren't a timely blogger. Hopefully I'll do better this summer. It is going to be a busy one though!
This past weekend, my mom invited us to a family Easter event at their retirement community. I had no idea what to expect, but it turns out those old folks put on quite a nice little celebration for grandkids!
We had lunch, and then there was face painting.
There was a magician making balloon animals.
There was a photobooth, crafts, and the creepiest Easter bunny ever. Addie was scared of him. Can you blame her? Check out that face. He looks like something out of a horror movie.
Of course, no Easter celebration is complete without a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. Nina declared the age 6+ hunt "the worst Easter egg hunt EVER". (Apparently it was quite disorganized.) Addie had fun at her hunt though.
As we got ready to leave, I thought it would be a great opportunity for a nice picture of the girls with their grandmother. Uh yeah... maybe not. We'll have to try that again another time.
I'm a little slow on the Easter pictures this year. I suppose a few too many chocolate bunnies slowed me down. We participated in our neighborhood Easter egg hunt the week before Easter, and as usual, Elise was the only one willing to take a picture with the ginormous Easter Bunny. Maybe I should do a post of all the pictures I have of Elise alone with the Easter Bunny.
Addie scored big by finding the Golden Egg in the age 0-3 hunt.
She got to turn it in for a very cool bubble machine. Sweet!
The big kids participated in the age 7 and up hunt. This picture of them waiting for the signal of the start of the hunt is the only one I have. See that steep hill in front of them in the woods? Their eggs were all up in there with the snakes, ticks, and poison ivy. I kept my distance. Fortunately, neither of them found the golden egg as it was apparently hidden under some rabbit poop. Yuck.
The night before Easter, Nina kindly left this note out for the Easter Bunny telling him which basket belongs to which girl. I know for a fact that the Easter Bunny appreciated this note since the color assignments seem to change each year based on new favorite colors. Note that Nina also left her requests - some lipstick and something that looks like mascara, perhaps? Or maybe lipgloss? She was disappointed to learn that the Easter Bunny doesn't take requests.
These were the baskets after the Easter Bunny visited but before the girls tore into them.
The rest of the morning was spent eating chocolate,
and hunting for eggs in the yard. The Easter Bunny forgot to count how many eggs he hid, so we may continue to find eggs full of melted chocolate all summer. Lovely.