Easter happens to rank in my Top 3 favorite holidays. To me, it’s a downsized Christmas. It includes the cooking, the time with loved ones without the expectation of the bigger and better gifts. A basket full of goodies and lots of love is all we need! Maybe even a few containers of bubbles and water guns to play with in the heat.
And that’s how this Easter turned out. We hosted the Easter festivities at our house. The large community events are fun but it’s too intimidating for a 2 year old, in my opinion. Each guest with kids was asked to bring a dozen eggs per child to add to our stash. We had a taco bar and an ice cream buffet; both of which are much easier for this busy mom who has very little talent in the kitchen! Ha!
As the kids enjoyed their meals, we hid the nearly 400 plastic eggs around the yard. By hiding, I mean, random tossing and rolling eggs across the grass. Note to self: Buy more plants so we have more places to hide eggs next year. I tried to corral the kids into age groups to make it fun for the little ones but who was I kidding? I let the little ones go, and the older kids took off. 🙂 But my little Malia wasn’t hindered one bit. She held her own, racing across the yard on her 2-year old legs, holding as many eggs as she could, yelling at her god-mother to pick up the eggs that tumbled out of the pile in her arms. Later, it was great to see her plop down with her brother, opening her eggs and finding a treasure trove of sugar. My little man was happy gnawing on the plastic egg he managed to keep in his hands.
This is just one of the best things about parenthood. I love seeing their joy and excitement. I love how running around, picking up eggs is fun. Life is so carefree when I live it in their eyes. It was the perfect Easter!
What’s your favorite holiday?