In light of recent events, this Easter was quite subdued. We spent the long weekend trying to have some precious family time together and made the conscious decision to not blow the budget on buying Meg and Eli chocolate that would just end up being eaten by us anyway. They each got an egg from their grandparents and that seemed like enough.
Easter Sunday we went to church, the kids wearing their new 'Easter clothes' (it seems this is a Liverpool tradition I haven't been able to escape) and then we had a lovely roast dinner, just the four of us before heading over to Liverpool for a little Easter egg hunt.
We hid 10 colourful plastic eggs in the garden of my parents in law and that seemed perfectly adequate for Meg and Eli. The instructions were that they each needed to have five eggs each and so needed to work together before they would be given the extra special prize.
I love it when I see them working as a team; Meg easily found five eggs but Eli needed some help and she was more than happy to give it to him which was very sweet to watch.
It wasn't overly complicated. It wasn't all that exciting. But it was more than enough for the two of them and I think that was proven when Meg asked on the way home to 'have a colourful egg hunt every year', I think that's probably something we can accommodate although we may have to get smarter in our hiding of the eggs!