This pretty much sums up what my house looks like after Easter. (a month later and I am still finding Easter grass in the house!)
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After breakfast we finally said, “Yes!” we can go out for the egg hunt now. Most of the morning Matty had been running back and forth from the front door to outside by the pool yelling at us that he “found another one!” so out they went. They were sweet enough to pause for me to get a photo, they just look so cute in their outfits!…. 🙂
About 10 minutes to 7, Davy came sneaking down the stairs with Matty close behind to hunt down their Easter Baskets. Davy found his behind the piano and Matty found his behind the love seat. They were super excited with their goodies and then overjoyed when Granny gave them each a basket as well. I was delighted to see that there were Cadbury eggs, where as Andy was very disappointed to discover that there were no jelly beans! Bad oversight on the Bunny’s part.
For Easter dinner, we had the whole family together…except for Matt. The kids swam in the pool, we all ate dinner and stuffed our bellies, and then it was time for the egg hunt. The boys hid in our room while all of the adults went outside and hid the eggs. It was fun watching them run around and collect the eggs…all looking for the infamous golden egg. Liam found the egg…next year we might have to have a few more…. 🙂
I love this picture because Matty didn’t know that I was watching him and he was sneaking eggs out of Davy’s basket and putting them in his…
After the hunt, the boys just couldn’t resist digging into their eggs to see what kind of candy they had to eat…bring on the sugar. 🙂
So, it is bright and early Easter morning and Andy comes in the bedroom to wake me up….”They are up and in the man room, I can hear them.” Sure enough, there they were standing in the man room, in the dark, holding one of the Easter baskets that they bunny had hidden in the house. They were so excited. It took Davy a while to find his, but eventually he did in our bath tub. We brought both baskets into the living room and let them dive in….
I decided to use some of our fresh blueberries to make some muffins for Easter dinner before church. Kids love muffins, and they are great for breakfast leftovers….
Around 6:45 in the morning, Andy and I were just beginning to wake up when we hear the sound of a kitchen chair scraping across the floor. We jump out of bed because we know that Davy is searching all through the house for two Easter baskets, hidden by the bunny himself. Of course it didn’t take him very long, Andy and I were very impressed with his night vision skills because it was still dark in the house. We wake Matty up, bring him down stairs, and just smile as we watch our two little love bunnies drag their baskets into the living room and begin to dive in….
Matty received a Chuggington train set and it was a huge hit for both boys.
“Mom! I don’t want to smile for any more pictures!!”
As April is blueberry season, it has become tradition over the last couple of years that we make blueberry pancakes on Easter morning. Yum Yum!!
At 8 o’clock on the dot we began the Easter egg hunt. The Easter bunny dropped somewhere around 300 eggs outside, most of them filled with candy…but a few of them had some money!!
After the egg hunt we packed up and headed to granny’s for an Easter dinner. Davy still had a fever, so we were unable to the Easter service at church. Along the way to Granny’s, we stopped and let the boys pick Phlox. I do love them so. They are the most beautiful wildflower.
The Easter bunny left a couple of baskets for the boys at Granny’s too. They were thrilled to get more goodies.
Having a fun egg hunt in Granny’s yard.
It’s the day before Easter, the weather is beautiful, and we are going to have a perfect relaxing Saturday. We started the morning with a Starbucks run. Afterwards, we came home and I cleaned the kitchen while my three guys swan in the pool. A little later in the morning we ventured out again and took the boys to get their hair cut. We are thinking that this will be the last cut until they go back to school in the fall, I do love to let it grow long and blond in the summer. For lunch we went over to Keystone Korner. It is a little mom and pop sandwich place out on Tarpon Springs road…and we loved it. It’s that kind of place that just makes you feel home-grown and country. You order your food inside and then head outside to eat at a picnic table under a large Oak tree while drinking a grape or orange soda. After lunch, the boys took their naps and I boiled us some Easter eggs to get ready for dying!
Well, best laid plans…Davy woke up with a 101.6 fever and was crying because his stomach hurt. I took him over to the Urgent Care around the corner and he tested positive for Strep and his chest x-ray showed the beginning signs of pneumonia. He has been coughing for over a week, allergies (most everyone around here is), so we were just waiting for something stronger to set in. We had planned on going to the Saturday night church service…but that’s out now. One of these years we will make it to an Easter church service.
Courtney came over today, it was perfect timing because she was able to participate in our egg dying activity. The boys have been looking forward to this all week and it was fun to watch Davy concentrate on the eggs to try to make the perfect. Matty of course just wanted to dye his green. He had fun taking them in and out of the egg dye. The eggs turned out beautiful and I can’t wait to make some delicious egg salad in a few days.