Since it was only going to be Brady decorating the eggs, we only did 24 eggs.
The Easter bunny did come to our house for Easter. When Brady got up for church and went to sit down for breakfast, he said, "Do I have to find eggs?"
I said, "Only if you want to."
He said, "Well, there is one on my chair."
I said, "Well, I guess you can find that one if you want to"... LOL.. He found it.
After he ate breakfast, he started finding eggs - even though the Easter bunny wasn't suppose to come visit our house. He found a bunch and I asked if he had looked inside the plastic eggs. He hadn't and went to check. Right off the bat, he opened 2 eggs with $5 in them (there were only 3 with $5 in them). He got really excited and motivated to find all of the eggs. He started to have fun and loved the pile of money he got (about $30).
Then we got ready and left for church.
When we came home the ham and potatoes were ready for dinner. One of our traditions is to make Resurrection rolls. If you don't know about resurrection rolls - here is what you do.
Can of Pillsbury crescent rolls
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.
Give each child a marshmallow, this represents Jesus (we cut the marshmallow in 1/2 for less mess)
Have them dip the marshmallow in the melted butter, which represents the oils of embalming.
Then dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.
Then wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside). This represents the wrapping of Jesus body after death.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb.
When the rolls have cooled sightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there. He is risen.. (the marshmallow and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty. )
Also to help with the mess, we put them in a cupcake pan with cup cake liners. It helps a lot.
They are hollow inside and really yummy. (Brady made his into balls - which worked too)
The Easter bunny made up 3 baskets, for Brady, Jason and Sharon.