It seems like I always forget how much fun everyone has doing this.
We used to move the kitchen table outside to do the eggs, and when Kelly was three, we were moving it to the deck to pull up the rug and she asks all excited, "Is it Easter again?" It was about 10 months later, but it sure made an impression! How does a three year old remember something almost a year later unless it was super fun?
With Paige's help, we decided to try and make the eggs as vivid and colorful as possible. No pastel for us this year!
Now that they are older, they give up on trying to use the little wand about half-way though the eggs.
But still like to show me every creation ~
It was even more fun for Mike and I this year, since Mikey was in on it too -- it's not his first Easter, but it's the first year for coloring his own egg!
I remember waiting for the Easter Bunny with my cousin Kendra when were about 4 years old. We were in the living room of her house and peeking out the curtains wanting SO bad to get a glimpse of him.
We waited and waited.
We never saw him...
I also remember being in the back yard of my grandparents house for a big egg hunt with a bunch of the cousins. The older boys were getting all the eggs and taunting us with how many they had (Ken, Mike, and even John!) so uncle Mickey was pointing out ones for us that they had missed. :p
Our hunts are never that big of a deal.
For a long time it was just for the two kids -- and usually it's in the house because the weather is bad.
We never have it first thing in the morning.
More often than not, we reuse the baskets from the year before, or the ones that Papa Bruce and Aunt Nancy send (thank you again, they love them)
The big deal for our family is coloring the eggs.
After the hunt, we have egg salad sandwiches for lunch ~