This year, Easter was so close to Sunshine's birthday that I nearly forgot to prepare. With my super advanced planning though, I had found a great pin on making marbleized eggs and had all the ingredients on hand (other than the eggs which I ran to the store on Friday to buy!) The kids were so excited to color eggs. This makes me so happy since this was my favorite thing to do with my grandmother growing up. Fast forward to cooled off eggs. This was supposed to be so easy to do. It required shaving cream and food coloring. No problem. I got it all ready. I rolled the first egg to show the kids what to do. Wow, talk about messy! It took each child to do two for me to realize that this was a complete disaster. First, the kids eggs did not look marbleized at all. They looked blue...and so did the kids. The kids' hands were stained blue. Not just a little, but completely stained, front and back.
I quickly switched gears and pulled out the tried and true Kool Aid. Unfortunately, since I planned on doing the marble eggs, I only had two colors of Kool Aid left over from last year. Neither child wanted anything to do with the Kool Aid eggs after they saw how bright red my hand turned from it. I don't blame them, they were already blue. I felt bad about the kids not getting to really dye eggs like they were looking forward to, so, off to the store I went again to buy yet another dozen eggs. It's a good thing my kids love hard boiled eggs. It's also a good thing that there are directions on the back of the food coloring box for how to dye eggs. That way I didn't have to go out and buy any other supplies! The second dozen eggs went so much more smoothly and the kids had a great time!
Easter morning, the kids were ready to see if the Easter bunny had hidden the eggs we dyed. Sure enough, he did. It was such a beautiful day that the Easter bunny was actually able to hide them outside!
After finding all the eggs and having our traditional Easter French Toast breakfast, we got to enjoy the playground before heading to Nana and Papa's for dinner.
Sunshine couldn't wait to wear her Easter dress!
And then she couldn't wait to change and wear another Easter dress....
I managed to somehow not take a single picture of the kids Easter baskets that they got at Nana and Papa's. Nor did I take any pictures at Nana and Papa's house. Not sure how I managed that one. With that aside, could not have asked for a nicer day!