We usually color our eggs at least a few days before Easter, but since we were on vacation this year, we didn’t get around to it until Saturday evening. Trying to get everyone in the same spot at the same time is next to impossible, and it’s only becoming more and more of a challenge.
Of course, Harper had no idea what we were about to do, but once he saw the eggs and the cups of dye, he was intrigued.
Zoe had been at work all day and that’s why we waited until nearly 7pm to start. I wasn’t sure if she’d even want to participate, but looking back, I should have known she’d want to. She’s always been happy to do what we’re doing, especially when it comes to holiday stuff.
Landon was in the middle of working on a school project and we kind of had to drag him away from it to color eggs with us. I can’t believe he’s already getting old enough where he isn’t all that interested in dyeing eggs, but he really wasn’t all that into it…until he got started and then he was completely happy to sit and chat and color eggs. Thank goodness!
I was afraid Harper would wake up at the crack of dawn on Easter morning and that he’d be done with the whole Easter thing before the other kids were out of bed, but as luck would have it, he slept in all the way till 7am. I kept him busy upstairs until 7:30, but he happened to see an egg from the balcony upstairs and was getting antsy to see what was going on downstairs, so we woke up the other kids. (Zoe was less than thrilled about getting up so early, but she did come down and join us!)
Harper found a few plastic eggs before he walked into the library and found the basket the Easter bunny had left him. I know it looks like a lot, but really it’s mostly bubbles. (We go through some serious bubbles around here!)
Landon got some books, an iTunes gift card and a monopoly game he’s been wanting forever. Oh, and he also got the Xbox game, Midnight Club.
I didn’t get a picture of Zoe with her basket because she came downstairs a bit later than everyone else. She got a new summer dress, some sandals and a gift card to Chipotle…I think she was happy with what she got. (I doubt that most kids her age even get Easter baskets, but I didn’t want to leave her out.)
Later in the afternoon, when it finally warmed up, we all took turns “hiding” the eggs for Harper. When Zoe and Landon were little they absolutely LOVED finding Easter eggs. Harper’s still a bit young for all that, but I’d guess that next year he’ll really enjoy it. Nevertheless, he was happy to hunt eggs for a little bit.