I took a poll.

One out of one babies said hanging out with Mom, Grandma and Great Granny was better than rainbows.

And so in honor of that we are eschewing rainbows for the day in favor of baby smiles.

Happy Easter!

(Yes, that is my newest nephew and yes he is the cutest.)


Egg Hunt – Ivy Style

While your climbing technique may not quite rival your middle sister’s…Ivy

…you certainly don’t need help like your littlest sister does to find eggs.Ivy

And when it comes to proper containers and egg handling, you’ve got it all figured out.Easter Eggs

All you have to do is keep finding those eggs.Ivy Um… Ivy?Ivy climbs tree

Errr… Ivy? Umm… Did you look just under…

– Oh! –

You were saving that one for Jonas and Jane?Ivy

Silly me. Silly me…

Egg Hunt – Clara Style

Take off at a run toward the highest egg you can see.Clara

Stop at the bottom of the tree. Carefully hang your (optimistically sized) bag on a convenient branch.Clara

Climb tree.Clara

Grab Egg.Clara

Climb back down as you place your new egg in your giant bag.Clara

Repeat. Clara

Come to the sad realization that while you’ve got the best climbing style around, you’re never going to fill that bag.

Egg Hunt – Jane Style

Start with enthusiasm.Jane

Have serious trouble finding eggs and consider letting your over-tired, over-sugared, three year old self start to whine about it.Jane

Then when your Dad steps in to announce, “I can see three eggs from here and I’m color blind!” enlist his help in your egg hunt.Jane & John

And finally, fill your basket Frozen bag…Jane

… with eggs!

Egg Hunt – Jonas Style

Give in to the crazy whims of the horde of adults enthusiastically telling you to pick up the egg on the ground.


Wonder what you should do with it.Jonas

Consider snuggling with it.Jonas & Tyler

Consider putting it in the bag.Jonas & Tyler

SMASH the egg into the bag with enthusiasm!Jonas & Tyler

Repeat until your bag is full of nicely cracked eggs to take home.


Jonas is, of course, my super cute nephew who came to visit for the weekend. He was even nice enough to bring his mom and dad down for a visit too!


That’s My Girl!

See this girl:Ivy with an Easter Egg

This morning, after she left for school, I found she had left this sweet, little package for me:

"to mom these bunny ears are for you Ivy"

“to mom these bunny ears are for you Ivy”

The ears of her chocolate bunny, left for her mother to enjoy!

Isn’t she the best, kindest and most thoughtful daughter ever?!?

Or… last years genius talk of it being bad luck not to let your mom eat your bunny ears really sunk in and she’s worried about finding next year’s basket.Ivy with bunny Snowberry

Either way, I washed down my lunch with a set of bunny ears. I’m going with best daughter ever on this one!

(Read all about my “Evil or Genius?” plot from last year and then try it on your own kids- it seems to be working!)