Last year our eggs were cracked to bits, but this year the kids did amazingly well. When Rylan was finished, Caroline re-dyed all the eggs and made some interesting color combos.
The kids were thrilled to see the Easter bunny! I was so surprised, because the Easter bunny is not a big deal at our house. I don't have anything against him, he just wasn't a part of my growing up traditions, so I haven't really incorporated him into our new family traditions. Rylan ran right up to him and smiled so big. Caroline snuggled and posed so cute, and then as we turned to leave, she ran back and gave him a huge hug! She was definitely a lot braver than with Santa.
I love all the egg hunts and cute spring clothes and goody baskets that come with Easter, but I also want my kids to know the true meaning of this special day. As we were leaving the hunt, Rylan commented, "The Easter bunny is really cool, but he isn't the best part of Easter. Jesus is the best part!"