So how was easter for you? It’s strange having it so early – with snow at the start of the week which is still clinging to the corners and the weather bitingly cold. It hasn’t really felt like easter – which I normally associate with Spring walks enjoying the first sunshine of the year. The picture at the top is from two years ago – when the twin s were one. They were outside in flimsy Summer tops and I remember worrying about keeping them topped up with sun cream and staying in the shade. This year we were outside in our gloves and wooly hats.
So instead of getting out we looked forward to lots of baking and craft activities in the warm. Unfortunately everything went a bit wrong – some days nothing works properly. So we had burnt easter biscuits and burnt dinner – even our Easter bath bombs were a disaster second time around – so frustrating when they worked so perfectly in the practice run. Luckily our easter nests worked well – you can’t go wrong with lashings of chocolate and rice crispies!
In the end I gave up on crating and baking and we did a practice run of egg hunting with our plastic eggs.
Then it was an early night reading some Easter books and tidying up ready for the Easter bunny – because he won’t hide eggs if the house is too messy – of course!
The bunny left the girls lots of little eggs and bunnies. He was a bit cheeky and the girls found them in all sorts of places – even in their shoes and coat pockets!
When the girls woke up in the morning they had great fun hunting for their treats. They had a colour each – gold, pink and blue. I loved the way they helped each other to find their colours.
It was interesting seeing how differently the girls treated their spoils. Charlotte had eaten three eggs before she had even finished hun ting and I had to take them off her so she would eat her breakfast. Rose just wanted to keep hers and line them up into neat, pink rows. Molly came somewhere in the middle – she wanted to eat a few and keep a few for later.
As you can see the blue basket is looking a bit emptier!
After finding their eggs and having breakfast the girls decorated some hard boiled eggs with sharpies and stickers – ready for rolling. Charlotte was in a mischievous mood and after spending half an hour decorating her egg decided she wanted to crush it instead.
Molly enjoyed decorating her egg – with lots of coloured circles.
She was very proud of her finished eggs and also her decorated hands.
After that we went out for the day. When we came back the girls were delighted to find a parcel of easter eggs from their Nan and Grandad. There were even twin Minnie eggs for the twin Minnie Mice.
For tea we had dinosaur eggs and dinosaur toast from the dualit toaster We had boiled the eggs the day before and then cracked the shells before leaving them in food colouring overnight. It made a change from fluffy chicks and bunnies.