Blog Archives for category Easter
So, once again this year I convinced Owen to leave the Easter Bunny a note requesting something other than candy—I told him it went so well before that it might work again. So, Owen wrote this note:
And the Easter Bunny left this note:
And gifts!! Along with a very few hidden eggs with gummy candies, Owen got a Nexo Knights costume, Katie got a Lego birthday cake, and they got a Pokémon Magikarp hat to share!
Katie put her skirt on right away (it actually even matched what she was wearing) and they LOVED the candy in the bunny egg.
Granny Lin sent the kids some Easter treats… These are chair covers that Owen immediately co-opted for a hat.
Aunt Sheryl always brings gifts for the kids. Today they got Easter baskets and toys—Owen got a Lego set which he had to put together immediately!
Friends invited us to their community Easter Egg Hunt today. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite Easter-y weather—it was 45 degrees and rainy! But, the kids still had fun! The little kids and big kids each had their own side to search on, so I went with Katie and Tom went with Owen.
He loved Lord Business’ Evil Lair—and he would have had it done in one day, but he spent a lot of time playing video games with daddy instead.
We told Owen he had to wait for us to come get him in the morning, otherwise he likely would have found all the eggs before Katie even got out of bed! (We also said it in case we didn’t get around to hiding the eggs before bed and Tom had to do it in the morning.)
Every time Katie opened an M&M, it went straight into her mouth.
A “fused” photo so I had one without Owen’s tongue sticking out.
Some fancy twirling in her new tutu. And we have NO idea where Owen got the “I’m going to text my friends” bit. NO IDEA.
Katie has started taking after Owen with the crazy faces when I’m trying to take a picture.
The ears didn’t fit Owen at all so it was only a matter of time before this happened!
Since it’s Easter, I thought I’d pull out a pretty hand-me-down dress from the Beson girls—and of course Katie LOVES it! She kept saying “It’s so BEAUTIFUL! Look at my beautiful dress!”
And the best two:
And since she was dressed up, and we were actually all getting dressed to go out on errands, we took a family picture!
We don’t have much candy but do have other things…so I suggested to Owen maybe he could ask for less candy. I may have also suggested Katie might want a tutu.
This was the Easter Bunny’s response:
She did it herself!
So Owen was up early with Tom as usual and told Tom that there was an R2-D2 downstairs. That’s one of the “eggs” we hid, and Tom knew he hadn’t been downstairs so was perplexed as to how he knew about it. So he had a talk with him about lying. But Owen claimed he wasn’t lying so Tom finally said “Okay, show me.” And Owen took him to the landing which overlooks the entryway…and part of the toy room where Katie’s changing station is…where Tom had, in fact, placed an R2-D2 on the corner in plain sight!! Mr. Eagle Eyes strikes again!!
Then, surprisingly, when we headed downstairs, he completely missed the egg on the windowsill on the landing…Katie actually saw it as she was coming down (in video).
Owen sharing his eggs with Katie because we warned him not to grab all the eggs before she could see them!
He loved the R2-D2 containers!
She found about three eggs and then she was done—she was opening them and eating the candy as fast as she could!
We tried to get a double bunny ear picture but it wasn’t happening. This was all we got.
She wanted her bubbles right away!
Dinosaur apron from Grannie Lin!
Chocolate bunny and Lego from Grandma Marsha and Uncle Rob!
Some of the eggs had barrettes and hair ties for Katie! She’s putting one on her wrist here.
Owen REALLY LOVED his chick!
Both kids ate a package of the Despicable Me gummies Grandma Marsha sent!
“Open please daddy?”
Now watch me as I try to shove all four eggs in my mouth at once!
This is daddy laughing at how piggy Katie is being.
A full mouth!
You can see her hoarding her Robins Eggs.
Overall it was a great success! I think they missed a few eggs so they’ll find them throughout the day. And while candy and chocolate was their pre-breakfast snack, they didn’t do too badly!
Thanks to the grandparents, I didn’t have to buy much (we had the baskets and I bought bubbles—everything else is from grandmas)! No, our kids aren’t spoiled! The only bad part is the eggs are hidden inside since it’s rainy.
The cookies were appreciated by all!
(The rest of the package is being saved until Easter!
Owen had an egg hunt at school today! Here he is with his spoils!
And then opening them with Katie’s help!
Time to eat some!
The egg Owen decorated at school:
Excited to have the ears on…
Then SUPER excited to see them on!
These were in the Easter stuff Grannie and Papa sent. He LOVED them.
And he loved the flashlight…
And the magic Captain America washcloth!
I had the bib sitting out to use on Easter but then I just completely forgot it so she didn’t wear it until today. Oops! Thanks, Grandma Marsha!