Eggs and Chocolate and String and Easter

My favorite part about Easter is reading The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes to the kids.  It is a long, feminist tale written in 1939, which explains the whole Easter bunny thing.  How is it possible that all those eggs get delivered? You will find out if you check out this book, and you will believe.  We had it as kids, so when I had kids I got our own copy and it is just the sweetest, most beautiful book EVER.  Seriously.  The kids sit enthralled, and the illustrations are exquisite.

My kids favorite part about Easter is string.

In our house, the Easter bunny comes late at night and winds string all over the house, which the kids have to follow in the morning until the string leads them to their basket, which can be hidden anywhere.  Sometimes the bunny goes crazy, hoping outside, up and down, leaving trails of string everywhere.  Let me tell you, it is our cat’s favorite night of the year!

Silvie plans her attack, while Holt winds string.  You might notice that our christmas lights are still up on the stairs.  Hmmmm.

Silvie plans her attack, while Holt winds string. You might notice that our christmas lights are still up on the stairs. Hmmmm.

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The kids each have their own color of string, which runs from their beds to the baskets. This year, Declan’s basket was in a cabinet, Holt’s was outside in the old trunk that is filled with outside toys, and Ryland’s wound around outside only to wind up back in the house, in the dryer.

Look how high that bunny can jump!

Look how high that bunny can jump!

Looking for eggs outside

Looking for eggs outside

Gertie watches the festivities

Gertie watches the festivities

blossoms on our weeping cherry tree

blossoms on our weeping cherry tree

running, searching, hoping

running, searching, hoping

the kids eat candy, and look at Gertie! she picked up the compost bucket that was outside for a rinse, and was trotting around!

the kids eat candy, and look at Gertie! she picked up the compost bucket that was outside for a rinse, and was trotting around!

Look at our pretty dinner! We pulled out our pretty china that was my great grandmothers for the second time, even though we've had it since our wedding.  What a treat.  We should do it more often.

Look at our pretty dinner! We pulled out our pretty china that was my great grandmothers for the second time, even though we've had it since our wedding. What a treat. We should do it more often.

elegant egg

Happy Spring!

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