Easter was all kinds of different this year. We had so many different activities going on and with Hunter finally at age to really enjoy them, we may have over done it a bit . . . you know how first time parents do. :)
Our first bit of celebrating started with KDO. I let Hunter pick out the 12 plastic eggs (tie-dye) and candy (starburst) to fill them with (at his favorite store, Wal-Mart, lol) He was very excited about the whole thing and helped me with every step.
As we were working on the eggs I explained to him what we would be doing with them; taking them to school, letting the teachers hide them, and then sharing them with his friends. But because I know my son so well, as we discussed the matter, I realized that this may not fly because the thought of others "taking" HIS eggs might be a problem. I also realized that he didn't understand what "hunting eggs" meant. So - we had a couple practice rounds around the house. He absolutely LOVED this new game - and was pretty good at it, because by the 3rd round I was hiding them in fairly difficult places.
Like every other Easter for the past (too many to count) years, we made our way to Booneville to celebrate with the family. Instead of having the main celebration on Sunday after church, we had it on Saturday (our family is getting so large, we just have to celebrate when the majority of the group can meet.)
Then it was off to Granny's church's Easter Day celebration. It was a gorgeous day and Hunter & Grace had a blast. They participated in another egg hunt and an egg relay race, all resulting in more candy.
It was a beautiful and fun day -- we may have to make this a new tradition
A Family Picture (such a rare thing anymore!)
Once we were back to Granny's, it was time to get the egg dyeing started -- after 30 years of doing this for so many grandchildren and now great grandchildren, I think we've about got the process mastered.
My little man was ALL about it