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Purple People Easter

2015 April 6
by Becky

After a rough start of hunting for eggs at the botanical garden in the freezing cold just a couple weeks ago, Easter weekend turned out pretty darn spectacular!

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Finn’s first egg-filled holiday was remarkably perfect. Good thing because I spent way too much time looking for coordinating shirts in sizes 6 months and 4T.

Unbeknownst to me, Stu has a purple plaid shirt too so…

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Hear that noise?

It’s my heart bursting. The cute factor is killing me. And Ethan didn’t even give me any trouble about wearing a button-up, so miracles can happen.

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I got the botanical garden egg hunt handled, filled a cute basket with candy and a few trinkets, filled 20 plastic eggs with M&Ms to hide in the back yard, but I almost forgot to dye eggs. The shame!!! Just two days shy of the big day I remembered…whew. Ethan wanted to take the lead and I (reluctantly) handed him the reigns.

Me + super-stainy-dye = nervous wreck.

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We had a few close calls but no dye was spilled in the making of these eggs.
(By the way, that adorable triangle bib was a gift from Amber at Applesauce Crafts)

We discovered some under-cooking issues after our backyard egg hunt Easter morning. They were more of the soft boiled variety. Oops. I admit I can never remember how to boil an egg. I love how that’s used as a testament to someone’s inability. “She can’t even boil an egg!” Well it’s hard! You can’t tell if it’s done! The saying should go, “She can’t even make toast!” because, common, everyone can make toast.

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Post hunt we headed to my uncle’s house for brunch, an annual event. This year we had about one hour before an impending baby nap-time melt-down so we snagged some pictures upon arrival. I’ve learned a tough lesson about the phrase, “we’ll get a picture later.” No more.

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Nailed it.

Finn was uncharacteristically serious and refused to look at all amused…and he’s huge! He can barely be contained by Ethan’s arms. Why do we continue to attempt this awkward kid-holding-kid pose? Because it’s simultaneously hilarious and terrifying?

I even made the cut! There are maybe three pictures of all four of us. I love this one.

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Ethan ate his weight in chocolate, cookies, and cupcakes while we passed Finn around the family. I justified devouring one of my aunt’s cinnamon rolls AND drinking champagne before noon. At least my pink capris fit in time for spring.

Here’s hoping your day was filled with adorable kids clad in pastel and baskets.

5 Responses
  1. Linda Johnson permalink
    April 7, 2015

    Love the Easter blog!! Ethan is adorable checking out his egg and Finn is getting so big!!
    Becky, even I, the non-cook, can boil an egg!! You are the BEST cook so I had to laugh about the soft centered egg.

    I would love one of the family picture’s for my wall?? Happy Spring and keep those blogs coming…

  2. April 7, 2015

    Finn is huge and Ethan is a great big brother. Looks like you had a super Easter.

    “Hard Cooked Eggs!” Put the eggs in a pan with tap water just covering them. Bring them to a boil, put the lid on, turn off the heat and leave on the burner. Wait 10 mintues and they are perfect.

    • Becky permalink*
      April 7, 2015

      Ok, well Grandma Vi said to put the eggs in a pot of cold water and turn on high for 15 minutes, then put in cold water. Everyone has a different method and I get them all mixed up!!

  3. Grandpa & Grandma Voboril permalink
    April 7, 2015

    Well Becky you can always boil eggs like I do: put eggs in pot, add water, turn on stove and wait for it to boil for oh,maybe two seconds. Hey look! Shiny object, isn’t it pretty. Then twenty minutes later, oh yeah, wasn’t I boiling eggs. Yep they’re boiling. Set timer to ten minutes.

    At least you didn’t forget it was Easter. Friday night Greg said to me “Patti you need to run tomorrow (Saturday) morning because I want to go to church early Sunday morning for Easter”. Wait. What! It’s Easter? It can’t be Easter. I’m not ready. I haven’t sent anything to the grandkids for Easter. Can’t I have another week?

    Glad your Easter was perfect. Love the pictures of the family and the matching boys.

    • Becky permalink*
      April 8, 2015

      I’m glad I’m not the only one Patti!! I think my excuse is I didn’t eat eggs at all till college, and still don’t really love hard boiled so I ONLY make them at easter. I knew someone who forgot their boiling eggs and they exploded all over the kitchen!

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