Monday, April 9, 2012

We've Been Egged & One Use For Leftover Easter Candy

We were egged.  Not the messy, stinky egged by little hoodlums but the basket on the doorstep filled with treat filled eggs "egged" (in other words, the good kind of egged).

The girls opened the door Easter morning to find a paper egg reading "You've Been Egged" taped to the door along with a paper bunny rabbit flapping in the wind.  A colorful bucket filled with plastic eggs filled with all kinds of goodies including Reese's peanut butter eggs, little smiley face maracas, (did I mention the Reese's Peanut butter eggs?!?!) sat on the doorstep. 

It seemed someone (definitely not me) had actually done their Easter goody shopping more than a day before Easter when nary a pack of Reese's peanut butter filled eggs could be found on store shelves.  Whoever egged us, I love you.




From the front doorstep, the girls were off grabbing the eggs the "Easter Bunny" *wink, wink* had hidden throughout the first floor. The egg trail led to the family room where the kids' Easter baskets sat in front of a plate of nibbled carrots that the Easter Bunny never finished.  Each kid got a book, a small toy, a small game, a video (the girls got Barbie videos and Ry got a Dr. Seuss one), and a chocolate bunny. Of course the eggs had candy in them to.

An action shot:


We always let the kids have three pieces of candy if they are mini pieces or one big piece before breakfast.  Maybe that sugar high could explain the field of grass that was sown by two mischievous little devils after breakfast.



Of course, you know I love Peep art.  You can see some our past creations here and here.  This year thanks to a nasty little virus, the week leading up to Easter was a bit anticlimactic in our house since the baby was sick and then me (thanks to drool boy who shared his germs with me).  Our Peep fun was today.  We took all of the leftover Peeps and made works of art with them using paper shaped like an egg, glue, and jelly beans.  This was a good way to use up some of the candy that will usually end up in the garbage anyway.  Our designs were supposed to look like flowers.





How did you celebrate Easter?


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