I know I’m a little late to the Easter post party, but better late then never.
We aren’t religious so we treat Easter pretty much the same as we do Christmas, it’s just something fun to do. We also don’t give Lily much sugar so she got no candy and didn’t miss it.
I bought Lil a little Easter basket and the color dyes for eggs sometime in early March, I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. The day before Easter around 7pm (nothing like waiting till the last minute anyway) I got out a bunch of leftover birthday party cups and the vinegar and set to work activating the dye tablets. Waldo put Lil in her chair and put her art smock (one of my old t-shirts) on and as I grabbed the first batch of dyes to take to the table I spilled one. We knew this was a sign of things to come. Waldo dropped a egg in a cup and right then and there we decided this sucked. I grabbed all the cups (after cleaning up the pink dye from the white counter) and tossed them in the sink and went to my art box and grabbed the new Crayola paint I bought. I put some paint in a few of the leftover party cups and I showed Lily that it was okay to paint the eggs. While I was getting the paint Lily and Waldo tried using crayons to color the eggs (bust) and markers (worked good) so some of the eggs had quite the decorations on them. Lily and I had fun painting the dozen eggs I boiled.
Easter morning or more accurately early afternoon I went out and hid the eggs and then got Lily all dressed up in the cute dress my Dad and step-Mom bought her. We all went outside and the egg hunt began.
I was a little worried that the paint wouldn’t dry on the eggs, but it dried very nicely.
The eggs that got wet did bleed a little of their paint, but it’s washable so not a big deal.
Once she found them all (the dozen painted eggs and a few empty plastic eggs), she and I went inside and Waldo hid them again.
We went inside after this and she played and played with the eggs. It was really cute. She wasn’t thrilled when the painted eggs kept breaking, but she was a good sport about throwing them away.
I hope everyone had a good Easter, no matter how you celebrate.