We have had a lot of "egg drills" in anticipation of the big day. (Apparently Matt didn't realize how extensive the training has been until he was alone with her early one morning while I was working out and she proceeded to have her own hunt, hiding and finding eggs at 5:30 in the morning!)
On Thursday her school had an Easter Hat Parade, followed by an egg hunt. Unfortunately Matt and I couldn't go, but some of our sweet friends took these pictures of Olivia. I'm not sure why she looks so mad but her sad little faces caused one of my friends to comment that with her obvious disdain for the inanities of toddlerhood plus her cartoon-drawing abilities (check out that hat!), she may have a future with the New Yorker. Ha!
She also had no interest in sharing any of the eggs/candy she collected during the hunt.
Yesterday was certainly a Good Friday! Matt had the day off too and we had such a fun day playing with Olivia. I'm pretty sure we could not have squeezed any more of her favorites into this day -- "lah-chees" (kolaches), "nastics" (gymnastics), park, hitting up a neighborhood lemonade stand (complete with Easter cookies!), and we ended the day with a egg hunt outside.
I found these great cascarones (confetti eggs) and I knew she'd get a kick out of them. The forecast calls for rain on Easter, so I decided to take advantage of the great weather on Friday and use them (clearly we aren't doing confetti eggs in my house!). The box says you are supposed to smash the eggs over someone's head to break the confetti. She did not like that however (neither did I frankly). Although from the looks of these pics, daddy may have smashed them over our heads a little too hard.
Instead she would peel the paper off and then ask us to bend down so she could pour the confetti on our head!
Definitely a success -- I think this may become a Dean Good Friday tradition!
Today is our neighborhood Easter hunt and then tomorrow is the big day, including the whole family coming over for brunch. We can't wait!