Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Easter 2014

  Lincoln loved dying eggs, but easily staining dye makes me anxious, so McKay was put in charge of helping Lincoln with all artistic endeavors.
   But they quickly finished their designs, and Lincoln became much more fascinated with the stickers. But if it was fun to put them on the eggs, that was nowhere near as fun as it was putting them on daddy. And McKay retaliated in kind.

The Master at work.

The day of the big event, Lincoln had no recollection of how Easter worked from last year. He went outside with his basket, and this ensued:

  Kind of long and boring if you're not his grandparent, sorry (also, "Snape" is what we call the snake that lives under our carport, in case you were wondering). Once he realized candy was in those plastic suckers, though, all bets were off. Which was good, getting in the spirit of things, EXCEPT that every single egg he picked up, he immediately wanted to crack open and consume his spoils. Normal reaction, but there was a problem: I always buy far, far too much candy. I restrained myself to two bags this year. But neither of those included Cadburry Mini Eggs or the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. So I had to get a bag of each of those, too. The end result being that we had SO MANY EGGS, we had to come inside to dump out his basket so there would be room for more.
 I have a problem.
 The hard-won spoils of war. Or Easter.


 Another Easter egg hunt video, if you're so inclined:

  Lincoln's problem was that once he actually had found all 4,326 eggs, he still wanted more. Not candy, necessarily. Just the thrill of the chase. So, despite my declarations that the Easter Bunny only comes once, McKay re-hid the eggs. Four times. Eventually Lincoln got tired of waiting while McKay hid the eggs, so he started hiding them himself, too. This largely consisted of him throwing the eggs randomly, three of which ended up under the car. We're too big and too lazy to crawl under the car (or, heaven forbid, move it), so McKay cajoled Lincoln into hunting them himself.

 "How do we get to it? Hmmm . . . "

  And then lots and lots and lots of candy was consumed by all. And we all lived happily ever after, the end.


  1. Lincoln is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

  2. This is so great!! Those pictures of Lincoln crawling under the car are so funny/awesome.