We had a really low-key Easter this year. In fact I managed to spend the whole day in either my swimsuit or my pjs. For a few triumphant hours at the end of the day I was in my swimsuit and pjs. Uh huh.
But I digress. The kiddos, who are actually quite fond of dressing-up, wore pink and blue.
We started the day with the traditional egg hunt and I was so pleased that the teenager was home for this. I kept taking pictures of him (not posted, but you can see him a bit in these family photos) because he will be 16 this year and who knows if he'll partake ever again? It was the lady's first able-bodied hunt (last year she was only a few months old) which was very cute.
The Easter Bunny left her colourful cookie cutter Easter shapes to collect instead of chocolate. I thought I'd wait until maybe next year, maybe longer, before introducing chocolate.
I found sweet wire baskets at my local supermarket and popped pretty painted eggs from The Tree of Life in them. The littles also received personalised drink bottles and name and number puzzles c/o Stuck On You. As you can see this lady really loves her water bottle.
It's been fun having non-chocolately things, it's kind of stretched the festivities out. The kiddo has been playing with the puzzles and the lady has been trotting around the house with the baskets, putting the eggs in and out.
I'm planning to save the baskets for future Easters, kind of like their Christmas stockings; a symbol of celebratory family times that can be used again and again, a little thing that the kiddos can get excited about because they haven't seen them since the year before.
But as for the no-chocolate thing? Well, the lady must have missed that memo because yesterday I turned around to find her nonchalantly walking through the house eating her brother's giant chocolate egg.