The secular, Easter eggs, candy baskets part of Easter often feels like Halloween around here. With so much family nearby, the kids really do get spoiled by all the treats they get on Easter. Starting with the basket we gave them to share (which only cost $6 by the way, yeah!), they received something from church, both sets of grandparents, my grandmother and brother.
After church, the kids and I came home to hang out while Steve finished up playing (electric guitar) for the second service. Then we gave them our basket. The peeps and chocolate marshmallow eggs were the standout favorite.
Then we headed to my mom's for dinner. Before dinner the kids played with two ladies my mom invited over, on the piano (a favorite), and with the box of toys. Then just before eating, they ran outside for a while blowing bubbles. They looked so beautiful in their Easter clothes, so free and unrestrained in their joy.
Dinner was a lovely mixture of ham, corn casserole, green bean casserole, salad, rolls, mashed potatoes and fruit.
Then, while we were waiting for Steve's parents to arrive, they opened up Uncle Andy's baskets.
Then, the highlight of the day - the Easter egg hunt. I had so wanted it to be outside, but by the time Steve's parents came it was getting darker and starting to rain. So, while my parents distracted the kids, the rest of us took turns hiding the eggs all over the house. Alexa actually asked if we could hide the eggs all over again instead of opening them up.
They loved sharing their treats with us, too. It was a blessed, wonderful day.