Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hunting and Dyeing Eggs

Saturday before Easter was the day of one of our favorite celebrations of the year, Aunt Wendy's Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch. Remember this post from last year? In true form, this year's egg hunt was once again perfect. It is so much fun to see all these kids that we don't get to see all that often, all gathered together in pastel colors and looking so sweet. I love getting the opportunity to (kind of, sort of) catch up with some friends in between wrangling kiddos.

Wendy had around 50 people attend this party. Seriously, it's so fun that no one wants to miss it.

William with the fabulous hostess!

We were a little late showing up this year, so it was pretty much egg hunt time when we arrived. Wendy tried to create fairness in egg distribution and broke the kids up into age group. The older kids even had a scavenger hunt in order to find the eggs. She's so creative!

Wendy dividing the kids into groups
and giving instructions for the egg hunt

And they're off!

Hunting for eggs with their friend, Jones
Our Caroline!

Sweet Ava Lane!

William and Ryan with Dada
More eggs!
Jones - isn't he a doll???

Auntie Heather talking to Ryan

When the egg hunt was over, we had a delicious brunch!

After brunch, we tried (unsuccessfully) to get these 5 cuties together for a good picture!

Lifelong friends...

...because their mamas will make them be!

Back outside we go!

My boys + Jones
How cute!
Ryan with Mrs. Thacker
Lots of kids!

With some of my faves!
Wendy, Heather, me, Stacey

I almost forgot (actually I did forget) to include the dyeing eggs part of the day when I originally published this post. Oops! Then I saw the title and realized that I'd left it out. Here it goes...

I think most people probably do this a little farther in advance, but we always end up dyeing our eggs on the Saturday before Easter. This year, we even waited until after dinner, due to a long nap following Wendy's egg hunt! It was actually starting to get dark while we were still dyeing eggs. I guess that's a giveaway that the boys were up a little later and didn't start bath and bedtime on a typical routine. It's not getting dark until 7:30 or 8ish!

Let the dyeing begin!

So much fun!

I can't tell you how many times I had to say, "get your hands out of the cups!". They're fingers were pretty much all blue when this was all said and done. They weren't very patient to let the egg sit in the dye. Thomas and I had to intervene quite a bit!

The finished product!!!!

Their monogrammed eggs!
I let them choose their colors

1 comment:

  1. You do such a beautiful job of documenting! I loved and laughed at the "lifelong friends" and "because their mommas" pics!!! What a fun day. Love y'all!!! xoxo