Easter Countdown

This time of year really is the best, nothing can beat the return of warm weather & bright, blue skies after a long winter stuck inside.  This week I’m obviously biased, spring break holds an even more special place in my heart now that I have a little lady to spend it with.  Our plans for this week really don’t involve going much farther than the park or the mall (just how we like it), & of course, we can’t wait to end our sweet week celebrating all things Easter!!

A few weeks ago, we kept our holiday picture-taking tradition alive with some pictures of our favorite bunny.  We planned around the weather forecast for a day outside, it’s Waverly’s favorite place to be so it’s always a no-brainer to do picures there.  Naturally, that morning she had her first real deal, legimate fall right on the pavement.  It came complete with a battle wound right at the tip of her nose, just to prove she is her father’s daughter & of course, to really look like a bunny.
How so very festive of her.

 We have also been busy baking bunnies, between our brunch this past weekend & getting ready for a fun-filled Easter weekend in a few days, I just can’t stop pinning (& then making) spring sweets & treats!  The more colorful, the better, which makes funfetti cupcakes totally acceptable & perfect for this season.  I took the crate tip from Jessica at Little Baby Garvin, I’m not sure if there is much cuter than mini-cupcakes in an egg crate?!  They were a welcome addition to our brunch & I can’t wait to use this egg crate more in the days to come!

I was determined to dye Easter eggs with Waverly this year, maybe not the first thing you would think to do with a wild 20-month old, but I had to at least attempt.  I planned ahead, bribed her to stay in the high chair with some of those funfetti cupcakes.  It worked for about five minutes like usual, & then it was plan-B on her favorite leopard chair pulled up to the counter.

I had read about putting the egg in a whisk for toddlers, which really was super effective & we rolled with it for a few minutes.  I wish in that same article they had included what to do when your child then takes the cup of pink water & pours it over her, the counter & naturally, that leopard chair.
Yep, not my first mom fail & definitely won’t be my last. 😉  I did finish off the eggs myself, added some flower stickers, made it our dining room centerpiece & called it a success.
We hope that you had a wonderful weekend, & best wishes for the week to come.


  1. April 14, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    So fun! Love the idea of those egg crates for the mini cupcakes!

  2. April 14, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    Your eggs are so very cute!!!! I've been going back and forth between whether or not it is a good idea to dye eggs with Lily. Ha! Was this y'all's first year too? I definitely plan on using the whisk idea but I just see Lily trying to splash around in the cup rather than due the egg. :/ should I just bite the bullet, and be a "yes mom"? Ha! Happy Monday!

  3. April 14, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    Love the centerpiece! I am scared to death to try dying eggs yet with Elin. You made me feel better about not trying it this year!

  4. April 14, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    Cutest eggs ever! Genius idea to put the egg in a whisk!!
    LOVE your pictures! Waverly's dress is the cutest! And sooooo sad about her big fall! I'm dreading the day that Mia lands on her face on the cement 🙁
    I know you two are going to have the FUNNEST week! Enjoy!!

  5. April 14, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    Seriously, next time you should go to walmart and get the kit that includes a little roller brush. I found it when Raya was about 1 year old and it is THE BEST kit for little kids. No cups of dye to spill and make a mess of. Just a little roller that they dip in a teeny tray and then they roll it over the egg. AMAZING 🙂

  6. April 14, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Ha! Those are so so cute!! I think it always hurts us more when they fall than it does them! I'm glad she's ok!

  7. April 14, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    That's so funny! You're so game for even trying, there's no way I would tempt Maddie with dye!!! Maybe next year too!!! So lovely to see lots of "mum-made" activities with you two and so lovely to have you on my blog today!!! xx

  8. April 14, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    I am IN LOVE with that little egg crate… how cute right?! I am excited to do some Easter egg dying this week, but Daddy has already informed me he wants to be a part of it too! 🙂 I have seen the whisk idea too and already have it planned to do the same! Love the centerpiece too, super cute! Hope you girls have a wonderful week!!

  9. April 14, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Those pictures are just beautiful, her smile is contagious!


  10. April 14, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    Sounds like you girls are having too much fun! I plan on dying eggs with Liam using the whisk idea and will definitely make it an outdoor activity. Hopefully we are successful!

  11. April 14, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    that wisk idea is amazing…but I'm with you…it's not the egg that concerns me, but the bowl of dye!

    Love her white dress in the bunny pictures!

  12. April 14, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Happy to meet you through Meg's blog!

    I just love all these photos! Waverly is simply precious!

    You've been up to all sorts of Easter fun.

    Wishing you a delightful day.

  13. April 15, 2014 / 1:16 am

    I totally love everything holiday-oriented and couldn't wait to do that stuff with my son. Next year she will really enjoy it!

  14. April 15, 2014 / 3:53 am

    She is SOOOO Sweet! Her precious face just melts me. What a happy little girl! 🙂

  15. April 15, 2014 / 3:54 am

    She is SOOOO Sweet! Her precious face just melts me. What a happy little girl! 🙂

  16. April 15, 2014 / 4:07 am

    Such a smart idea about the whisk! I will totally be using that when we do our eggs. I'm hoping it goes okay, but I have a feeling we are going to be more dyed than the eggs!

  17. April 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

    Oh wow LOVING those flower eggs! The whisk? A friend told me about that last year. So smart! We are working on pineapple eggs…started with the yellow tonight and adding the tops tomorrow. Pretty dang excited =)

  18. April 15, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    So cute and LOVE her headband. Going to check out that shop right now!

  19. April 16, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    Loving the whisk idea – hadn't heard of that one. Caleb is a bit young for it, but we are still going to attempt it this year and he can at least watch!:) Dying over Waverly's dress. And loving that she so thoughtfully accessorized with the nose bump just in time for pictures. So sweet:)

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