We have the most lovely trees in our neighborhood! The streets are lined with pink and white blossoms, which are so gorgeous! Plus they make it smell so lovely outside.
I had so much fun with my kids for Easter this year! First we made some yummy bird's nest cookies out of chinese noodles and melted chocolate.
I did not anticipate just how many bird's nest cookies we would end up with! Since we had so many, we got to take some to our friends.
Then of course we dyed our Easter eggs. This year I got smart, and we used a large muffin tin to put the dye in AND we colored our eggs outside! It was a gorgeous day, and I had to wonder why didn't I ever think of this before?! No drippy dye in my kitchen and no colored countertops! Hooray!
The boys LOVED dying their easter eggs. They kept asking me for more! I think our eggs turned out rather well.
I especially like the Easter eggs that I dyed with silk ties.
This I wanted to try something new with a few of our Easter eggs. We used old silk ties to dye the eggs. You wrap the eggs up in the ties and then boil them (instructions here). The dye from the silk transfers to the eggs. It was so fun to unwrap the eggs and see how awesome they turned out!
Then on Easter morning the kids discovered their Easter baskets. It was so much fun to see them exclaim about all their little prizes and goodies! It was also amazing to me this year how much faster my little boys are getting at finding the eggs the Easter bunny hides.
One of my favorite parts of the day was watching Miss Aubrey take everything in. She did not understand what was going on, but she loved it all! She especially enjoyed playing with the plastic eggs after the boys emptied all the candy out of them.
She enjoyed those eggs for hours! It was so stinkin' adorable.
The best part of Easter for me was enjoying time with my family. I love these sweet kids and I am so blessed to have them in my life. They bring me so much joy!