I love Easter for so many reasons! It signifies new beginnings, a celebration after the Lenten season, and usually means spring weather/flowers/activities.
This year we started our Easter celebration early. We had some friends over for an egg hunt, crafts and marshmallow roast and everyone had so much fun that I am thinking of making this an annual event. It makes me feel so happy when I see how much joy these gatherings give my little ones! They were pretty much over the moon with all the fun and that made me feel pretty much over the moon, too.
Even though it feels like we aren't having much good luck lately (anyone want to buy our house???!!!), it might be turning around a bit. We won tickets from a local radio station to see Sesame Street Live. The show was 1-2-3 Imagine starring all our Sesame Street friends and was a big hit with the girls.
Before we headed over to the show, we had some fun dyeing eggs. I'm happy to report that this year we were more successful than in past attempts! We used basic food coloring along with vinegar and boiled water instead of the contents of the PAAS kit that we purchased. We did use the stickers and egg holders from the kit along with the memory game so it was worth the $1 even though we didn't use the color things (I have no clue what they are called!). The girls had a lot of fun picking the colors for their eggs. Julia loved the red color the best. For Emma, we showed her each color and let her use eye gaze to pick which color she wanted to dye her eggs. The girls alternated turns in dyeing the eggs and it was great that both girls could fully participate this year. I'm not sure if it is the set-up we had or that Emma is now older, but it seemed to work well and I plan to repeat it again next year.
Emma made an adorable bunny ear hat at school that she and Julia wore to dye the Easter eggs - Emma is so good at sharing (and keeping secrets!). I just can't get over how grown up my girls look in the bunny ears!
This morning was a washout so we pulled out the face paints and Julia and Chris got their face painted while Emma got her had painted. In a perplexing turn of events, the afternoon turned super warm and sunny so we headed outside for some fun and power chair work for Emma. Tomorrow we are headed out to Easter dinner with our family and that is sure to be another highlight to our weekend.
We sure are packing a lot of fun into our Easter celebration! Now, if we can find out where Julia's Easter bonnet went we'll be all set for church in the morning where we will all rejoice in the true celebration of Easter. Best wishes to you for a wonderful Easter holiday!