John and I have mixed feelings about Easter. We aren't really into the whole religious part of the holiday-- which is kind of what the whole day is about, but it is fun to carry on some of the non-religious customs associated with the holiday. This year, we tried a few different egg dying techniques. One that Sherry recommended involved Cool Whip (instead of shaving cream because I feel weird about eating an egg that has sat in a soap like substance) and food dye.
We love being able to ski on Easter weekend. Saturday was a perfect afternoon. The snow "corned up" and the sun was shining.
The Easter Bunny still manages to come to our house. He drops off very nice gifts, but no candy. He used to hide the dyed Easter eggs, but after Zephy went on her own hunt before us and ate most of them, we requested that he not do that. The kids were okay with that because we found another hunt to partake in.
Years ago, before I had kids, I was at Mad River when they had an Easter Egg hunt on the slopes. I pretty much hate what Easter eggs promote.... in terms of competition and greed, but if we were going to have our kids do an Easter egg hunt, this was the kind of hunt I knew we could all embrace.
We got to the start, just in time. The first half of the event involved following a giant bunny down the trail called Bunny.
Once the kids got to the Sunny Side double, they split them up according to age and sent them down the slopes to find plastic eggs.
The kids loved, even though the choice of using a basket instead of a bag was questionable.
We spent the rest of the afternoon skiing with friends, looking for corn snow. The temps were a bit too cold for that, but we had a ball none-the-less.
We capped off the day with another egg hunt at the Mahoney's (with more candy) and lots of great food with fun friends.