Monday, 9 April 2012

Easter Weekend Egg-stravaganza!

We had an amazing Easter weekend this year. We had no showings, no huge engagements, just tons of family time (my favorite!). On Easter morning after the kidlets came down and hunted for their eggs and gifts, they got right down to business opening everything and testing it out! 

Here they are playing the Oscar The Grouch Ants In A Can Game that my little girl received from the Easter Bunny. I am thrilled with this game because it is easy enough for my 2.5 year old to play AND I even think the game is FUN! Double whammy ;)
While the kidlets were busy checking out all their cool new stuff, I got busy making breakfast. 


I made peanut butter and jam "Easter Egg" toast, which I cut out with a cookie cutter and used a medicine syringe (the kind that comes in your children's medicine) filled with jam to add the decoration to the "eggs". Our "Easter Bunny" is made out of tangerine pieces, blueberry eyes and prunes for the whiskers. Also, we had blueberries in an Easter egg cup and yogurt to complete the breakfast! It was a hit!  

Since we had LOTS of time to do LOTS of fun stuff, we made all kinds of different Easter Eggs this year. 



 I think the Dino eggs were one of the favorites. We cracked hard boiled and eggs and placed the shattered eggs in warm water with food colouring for 30 minutes. We pulled out the eggs, removed the shells and they looked like dinosaur eggs. My son had done something like this at school the other week, but they were going for penguin eggs, same theory.

After all our egg decorated, we blew up Peeps in the microwave! I got this awesome idea from Bern at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. She does so many awesome experiments with Peeps and tons of other things. You can check out her site here. Thanks Bern!! The kidlets loved this experiment. My little guy kept jumping up and down as the Peeps got bigger and bigger. We started with one at 30 secs and went up from there.


Then of course, we had to see if they tasted any different...they do! It went down the hatch so fast, this is the only picture I got to take.












After all that fun, we made lunch. On the menu, "Easter Bunny" cheeseburgers, "Carrot" fries and some actual carrots. Again, I used a cookie cutter to make the bunny shape. I used a carrot slice for the nose and put ketchup in a medical syringe for the eyes and whiskers. The top of the fries "carrot" is a green pepper and the "carrot" lines are ketchup, again with the syringe.You can check out some of our other Easter Fun Foods here.


 After lunch, we did some relaxing out side....



 ...some baseball playing...














And then, time for another craft! We used crayons to colour our eggs and then painted them with water colours. Cut out our ears and head band and made an Easter Egg Bunny Hats!

My little actor being a bunny!
My little girl wanting to do what her big brother did!


That's how we enjoyed our Easter Weekend! If you celebrated, I hope you had as much fun as we did, and if you didn't, I hope you enjoyed the extra family time!!

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16 comments:

  1. Wow! Looks like a fun and productive Easter :) Love the breakfast and lunch Easter theme, how creative. I love the different eggs you did, especially the Dino ones! Looks like the kids had a blast :) Glad you had a great Easter with your family Shantalle!

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    1. We did! I hope you and your family had a great Easter weekend as well!

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  2. I love all your fun food ideas. I would love it if you would share them on my new linky party, Dare to Share.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-2.html

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    1. Thanks Pam! LOL, I do dare to share! All linked up! Thanks for the invite ;D

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  3. So many great ideas! Thanks for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Mrs. Delightful, have a great week, see you next week :D

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  4. Looks like you had a great Easter. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  5. Thank you so much for linking your fun food to Dare to Share. I hope to see you come back this week and link up some more your great posts. I pinned your ideas on my fun food board.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-party-3.html

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  6. How dalring is that tangerine Easter bunny! You are such a fabulous mom, and you have such creative ideas! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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    1. Ahhh, thanks so much Alison. That makes any mom's week. Thank you for such kind words. *hugs*

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  7. So creative! I love all the food ideas! Perfect for Easter!

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    1. Thank you Onna! I am glad you stopped by!! Have a great weekend!

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  8. So cute! I love the breakfast food. The experiment looks like it was a hit too. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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    1. Nothing like blowing stuff up in the microwave ;) See ya next week!

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