We don't really play up the Easter Bunny - he comes a few days before Easter with three things (small) for each child. We don't get new outfits either. In fact, I really like the ministry called Forgo the Frock. Their idea is to sell shirts with the logo and the money is used to help vulnerable children. Folks would wear the t-shirt to church instead of a church outfit:). You could also use all of the savings on outfits to give to other ministries.
We had our annual Easter Egg hunt at the lake with the young cousins, Andy's parents, and his 94 year old grandmother. We dye eggs and then the big hunt occurs. It has its challenges but is an exciting event for the kids (and dogs).
|Aunt Robin in charge of the dying of eggs!|
|Cousin Tristan and Will|
|Cousin Van and Lena|
|Cousin Matthew and Hope|
|Lena just found an egg|
|Will looking for more eggs|
|Hope, Lena, Matthew|
|Sunday morning - Dow, Beth, Hope, Will and Lena|
|All the little cousins with our au pair, Viola!|