easter festivities!

I mentioned a bit about Easter yesterday but this holiday was so fun with the kiddos around! I think this was the first holiday that they actively participated in the activities we had planned for them….even Christmas they opened gifts but then ran off and played with old toys….this holiday they seemed to understand what we were telling them to do! And it was so fun!

We started by putting together their Easter baskets with a few items…bunny ears (they had already seen), fruit/veggie pouches {cause I felt I had to make up for their sugar consumption}, some new socks for summer, small trucks for J, a small doll for S, bunny sippy cups {which are total crap, by the way}, and some Easter books thanks to G & G Mohr!

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Then came the debate…do we hide the baskets or just leave them on the table? Greg grew up only hiding the eggs, not the basket. He argues “who hunts for baskets??? You hunt for eggs!!!” I grew up with hidden baskets. Truthfully it wasn’t a huge debate but it was just funny cause I was so sure everyone hid their baskets! After a survey of friends, it seems pretty split 50/50 hiding/not hiding baskets. So I hid them anyway! And boy did I hid them really hard……

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When the kids woke up I pretty much walked them right by the baskets and they noticed so I made a big deal “oh my! What did you find? Wow you found your basket!!!!!”

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We did church and came home for lunch and nap. After nap we went outside to do our own Easter egg hunt since the one we PAID FOR didn’t really go as planned…

And I was soooooo happy that they loved looking for eggs, showing us the eggs, then going back for “mo egg”. I know it sounds silly but I was half worried they would reject the egg hunt because of the mean lady at the community hunt. Thankfully they had a blast and we kept rehiding eggs all afternoon!

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Joshua’s method: find as many eggs as possible…stuff basket and go find more eggs!

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Sophia’s method: find an egg, open to see if there is something sweet. If so, quickly stuff face, if not, dump the contents and quickly find another one with sweets…

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We finally sat down to explore the contents of the eggs and found lots of treats! It really was a blast seeing them act like such little people!

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Very fun day with the kiddos!

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  1. d2bb32av

    So much fun to watch Sophia and Joshua running around – and you’re right… Joshua was all about quantity and Sophia was all about ‘quality’!

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