What would Easter not be complete without? Dying eggs. Before Emerson left to spend the weekend with her dad and grandparents, we got busy coloring Easter eggs. We enlisted some help to blow the yolks out of the shell — neither one of us had the required lung capacity. After that she whizzed through a carton of eggs dipping each one in the dye whole-handedly. If I had followed the directions the colors may have turned out a little richer, but it was fun and who doesn’t love pastels for springtime?
Sunday afternoon E returned home for an egg hunt — we were able to venture outside as it was a beautiful day! I hope her enthusiasm for this never quits! Hearing those shrieks of delight will never get old! The eggs were filled with a healthy dose of quarters, jellybeans, and Reese’s eggs.
Papa and Gaga joined us for dinner and our traditional Easter basket scavenger hunt. E searched high and low for clues leading to her basket and was pleased to find a cuddly new lamb, Marshmallow the book, more candy (what was I thinking?), nail polish, and some clothes.
We continued the celebration the following weekend when Meggie and Mimi visited which called for a girls’ overnight trip to the indoor water park in Sioux Falls and some shopping!! There’s never a dull moment when the aunts are in town and this was no exception.
Sunday we all hung out at Papa and Gaga’s house, grilled, and then headed to the cutest tea party-themed baby shower for a very dear friend. We ended the day with another tradition — the Naber sister super-competitive Easter egg hunt. Deb never disappoints when organizing this event and always has the best prizes and most thoughtful gifts… pretty sure we’ll hang on to this tradition for always.