We shared Easter baskets, a second round for the kids, of course.
We had a delicious dinner of baked ham, twice baked potatoes, asparagus, yummy home baked "Good Morning Buns" , and fruit salad. Of course I forgot to take photos of the pretty table or the food.
After lingering around the dining table, and eating the chocolate and jelly bean eggs, we sent Grandpa Bunny out to hide eggs while we cleaned up dinner. Then it was time for the egg hunt.
Ready, set, GO!
Mr. Whiskers was a no-go, as he basked in the sun. It was about 65 degrees!
We counted the eggs collected - 48 out of 50-so we searched some more. We found one more, and as Irene laughingly told me, "We'll find the other one in January."
Time to open the eggs, reveal the candy treats and do some swapping.
Then it was time for birthday gifts! Irene turns 12 today, so we celebrated a day early. She had already had a friends party on Friday.
Irene reacts to a card I created for her.
The gift from Aunt Jan was a Pusheen shirt. "Pusheen" was the theme of Irene's birthday this year. For those of you, like me, who are not in the know, Pusheen is a comic strip cat on Facebook who obviously has a big following and is well marketed.
You may have noticed Irene's own Pusheen, Mr. Whiskers, hanging out, literally, during the activities.
Oh, boy! New shoes. This not-so-little-anymore girl has not-little feet.
The cake, of course, was Pusheen.
It was a beautiful day in many ways. Thank you, Jill, for a lovely Easter and Birthday celebration.