Having to wait did have one great benefit, they all cooperated really well for the mandatory dressed up nice Easter pictures before they were able to look for their baskets.
We had some fun too of course.
Then it was basket hunting time. We don't just hide the baskets and send the kids off to find them, they have to follow the clues (a tradition we have continued from my childhood). The older the kid gets, the harder the clues get.
Ryder's clues were just pictures he had to follow.
Alex was able to pretty quickly figure out her's.
"It's often a mess
much to my distress,
But it's your space,
Your very own place."
As soon as she read the mess line, before she even read the rest, she knew exactly where to go. Yea, that is saying something.
Lucas actually saw (and started figuring out) his clues that morning, shouldn't have left them on my nightstand. So after church we re-wrote his clues, making them even harder, complete with a word search that led him to Minecraft on the computer where Eric had created a world with a sign for his next clue.
|Lucas' clues before I cut them out|
We finished the night with a fancy ham dinner and finally at 7:00 actually dyed some Easter Eggs.
Ryder even painted one of his eggs
Hey, better later than never right?
How was your Easter? What do you do with your Easter baskets?