Usually we end up dying eggs the Saturday before Easter. It is a rushed event right before bed which means mom is a tad frazzled and just ready to have it over so kids can be tucked in. This year because of my work and not knowing if I would get Friday off and the fact that we were celebrating Easter on Saturday with my family we ended up doing eggs Thursday afternoon when the babies were taking a nice long siesta. Two mistakes I made were 1) not buying eggs early enough. I hate when you buy fresh eggs and they are a pain in the bunny's behind to peel. 2) don't tell kids when you are going to dye eggs. They will remind you for days that you are going to color eggs and not just once a day, like every single minute of the day.
I have to say I was grumpy when we started eggs. Why? Because I wanted to be and I was tired and I was so over kids asking when we were going to dye eggs. But by the end I was laughing and actually just hanging out with the kids because this was the first year they pretty much did all the egg coloring by themselves. We had one huge splatter when Aubrey dropped her egg accidentally into the cup but Natalie was right there helping Dad and Aubrey clean up. We also had a couple eggs that were still a tad 'runny'. I did 4 dozen eggs using the oven method (I will never boil another egg) and I think I needed to cook them a couple more minutes because of how many there were in the oven. But in the end we had some pretty great eggs of many different colors.
|After the first egg the uniform came off and she dyed eggs in undies which I was extremely thankful for when she was covered in green.|
|My grumpy face. It took a while for me to enjoy the moment.|
Saturday we had a very small family get together for brunch. We had one sick Grandpa who kindly stayed home to not get us all sick, an uncle who stayed behind to shingle his roof and an aunt and uncle who went to the coast for the weekend. Luckily my mom, sister and her mother in law came to celebrate with us. Of course the kids were looking more forward to the egg hunt than the company but they brought the plastic eggs so they couldn't wait for them to show up. We may have started a new tradition of having brunch the day before Easter because it was easy, relaxing and allowed my sister to spend Easter day with her husbands family.
|Kenzie hiding eggs around the house with her sister Aubrey.|
|This picture just melts me. Love these boys, chocolate lips and all.|
|After the girls had been tucked in they sneaked into the bathroom and wiggled Aubrey's loose tooth until it came out. She was so excited to lose her first tooth and then she started crying right after because she realized she was in pain.|
|So glad the Easter bunny takes a picture of the baskets before he hides them!|
|Didn't take long for Rylan to spot his basket.|
|First taste of jelly beans and I think they were a hit.|
|The best we could get with all 7 when in a hurry.|
|Camping in the living room. Daddy won major 'coolest' daddy points tonight.|
And a little glimpse of daddy silliness...