We had a great Easter together! Evan was off work Friday (Good Friday) through Easter Sunday. This was the first Easter in over a decade that he’s been home those three days! In the past, he’s been on DWTS, which always had its most stressful days Friday/Saturday/Sunday – so coming home for Easter was never a possibility.
The girls have been excited for months that he was going to be home on Easter. This was the first Easter he’s been able to see the girls ever in their lifetimes. So, it was kind of a big deal – even though we still kept it laid back and mellow. Everyone was so joyful all weekend – it was wonderful. The most important thing is being together.
We did our usual Easter Egg hunt in the backyard. Ellie (age 3) was really into it this year, and she was so excited to hunt for eggs:
Violet (6) and Ginger (8) looking for eggs:
Ginger found the ones hidden on top of the swing set and bravely harvested them. Ha!
All the girls with their Easter Egg hauls – Ellie (3), Ginger (8), Violet (6), and Paprika (11):
In the past, we’ve always split the eggs up and divided them evenly once we’re done with the egg hunt. This year, we kept that tradition. The girls really love it that way, and it cuts down on sibling rivalry and conflict…
Ellie counting her eggs:
In past years, the chocolate-filled eggs were always a bit melted so the girls like to put all the chocolate in a bowl in the fridge for later. They did that this year, too…
Violet (6) and Ginger (8) wrote letters to the Easter Bunny this year. These two are are constantly drawing and being creative together. They play all day, and love to draw and make up stories. So, I was not surprised that they wrote and drew pictures for the Easter Bunny. Here is Ginger’s letter:
Dear Easter Bunny,
I’m sorry if it’s a little late but I think from now on, you should not use plastic eggs. Many people throw the plastic away and it ends up in the ocean and can take hundreds of years to break down. And that does not bode well for the animals that can eat it or get trapped. It can be fatal. Please use wood or old eggs glued together, or egg cartons. We have to take care of our environment. Sometimes it’s the little things that really make a difference. Sincerely yours, Blythe Finn
The drawing on the back of the letter:
Dear Easter Bunny. I love you!!!
Violet’s drawing on the back of her letter:
It was great being all together – happy memories were made. 🙂 I have lots more pictures from the weekend – and this past week – and will post them later. Ellie (age 3) is bugging me right now for some “Cinderella cheese” (what she calls mozzarella cheese) – so I have to run!
Until next time – hope you are well and Happy Spring!