We started celebrating the holiday earlier in the week, when Audrey decorated paper eggs with sequins and glitter. Her favorite part, by far, was using Elmer’s Glue for the first time.
Pouring sequins (“sparkles”) all over the table came in at a close second.
Yesterday, the day of the annual Cherry Hill Park Easter Egg Hunt, was absolutely gorgeous. Shortly before 10 a.m. we headed with the throngs into the park. I think every single child living in Falls Church was there.
Audrey seemed pretty overwhelmed by the big event (who can blame her?), but she did manage to score one egg for her basket. And three lollipops, which she proceeded to eat immediately thereafter. Her first taste of a lollipop and it was love at first lick.
Today Audrey got busy decorating the hardboiled eggs sitting in the fridge. I wasn’t brave enough to try dyeing them with her, but stickers and paint seemed to do just fine.
She also got a special basket of treats from the Easter Bunny. She went straight for the (no-spill!) bubbles.
Audrey really seemed to enjoy just carrying her basket around.
Daddy got busy hiding eggs in the backyard, and then we headed out for a hunt.
Her basket was filled in no time. (Seriously, it took her about two minutes to collect them all!) Back in the house, she discovered the treats inside the eggs: stickers, graham cracker bunnies, fish crackers, raisins, and the occasional M&M.
The three cousins were so cute playing together. Nana bought sweet matching dresses for the girls. Grandpa staged an egg hunt in the house, which was a huge hit. (“More! More eggs!”)
We managed to get the three kiddos to sit still just long enough for a photo with their filled baskets.