Monday, April 1, 2013


Before we could have people come over for Easter I told Steve the Christmas trees he had been saving to burn at the beach had to go... as in go in the green recycling bin right now.

I finally had to say to myself.... we have 2 trees on the side of the house.... a tree from 2 years ago and a tree from last year.... if we haven't burned them by now... it's just not going to happen.

So long fire hazard tree... I am not going to miss you... not even a little bit.
Just like last year everyone got a chocolate bunny and a little gift; Hailey got a small calico critter set, Evan got a Sophie the Giraffe toy, Steve got a new tie clip, and Steve got me some Easter lilies.
Just got home from Church.

Instead of getting Evan new Easter clothes for Church, I wanted him to have a pair of authentic, leather German lederhosen to wear instead. Much cooler than a stuffy suit.

Both of our extended families came over to spend the afternoon with us. We had a hunt for the eggs (10 candy eggs per child) and ate Tilapia, which is something since Steve doesn't normally like any kind of fish. It was fun to see everyone.
It was a little cool outside, but at least it didn't rain.
Saturday we were busy with a movie screening and running errands, so we didn't dye our eggs until Monday afternoon.

This was a tie-dye kit, so easy and not messy either. Drop the egg in the bag, put a few drops of dye in and and squish the dye around with your fingers outside the bag.

Now Hailey keeps asking to "paint" that giant stack of eggs in our fridge from Costco.

They turned out cute and the best part was we didn't have to clean up spilled dye.

Then we made our Easter cookies.

or rather ate some cookie dough.
She seems to think the cookies will taste better if she pokes some holes in them.

Too bad she couldn't stay awake for the 7 minutes the cookies took to bake.

At least they have a nice mom who even let them have a cookie before dinner.

When Hailey woke up from her nap the first thing she did was run to the kitchen and open the oven. She was more than surprised to find nothing there and asked why I ate all her cookies.