Well it's all sunshine and chocolate over here at Betsy's. Usually it always rains at Easter. This year, perhaps because it has been raining or overcast for much of the last 6 months, we have had full week of sunshine. Glorious balmy, not too hot and not too cold, blue skied bliss. Perfect for an early morning easter egg hunt.
Before you panic about the vast quantities of chocolate in these photos, let me explain that we do things a little differently here at Betsy's. Roboboy has a dairy allergy and usually gets a small amount of dairy free chocolate that he can actually eat. But the big excitement for him is the hunting and collecting, the sorting and counting, the organizing into little containers, that comes with a real easter egg hunt. The eating for him is actually not the best part. So we do a BIG hunt and then most of these eggs will be passed onto friends and family.
Our garden is perfect for egg hiding ( so the bunny tells me). Especially bromeliads as they have this central leaf just the right size to pop a tiny egg into.
And for Roboboy, when he is sure the yard has been fleeced, time to stop and do some counting and sorting by colour. In almost the exact same spot, the exact same way that he did last year. (he has a freakishly good memory for things like this and will often recreate the same scenario over and over).
He also had to painstakingly write out this detailed instruction for the Easter Bunny so as to be sure that little sisters would be able to find some eggs.
Oh yeah, and that's our easter tree. Dragged home from the park and adorned with crocheted eggs, and real salvaged birds nests filled with chicks. My mother in law loves this particular tradition that we have created with our kids and brought over some new crochet treats this Easter. Ice creams, cupcakes and striped eggs were all quite at home on our tree.
So time to scoff some chocolate and wash out paint brushes. My lounge room is looking very very white, only one small patch of custard to go.