The girls were excited to see that the Easter Bunny decided to show up, leaving his trademark trails of candy throughout the house. This year, the girls decided to join in an old Croney tradition of leaving out three colored eggs for him to hide. This is how it works: Each girl dyes her 3 eggs in whichever color she chooses. The night before Easter, we leave out the baskets and a list of which basket and eggs belong to each girl. On Easter morning, before gathering the treats, each of the girls has to first find their basket, and then all three eggs. When I was growing up, the baskets were sometimes hidden in pretty tricky places. Once a few of us had to shimmy up to the roof to collect ours. I also had three brothers who thought it was really funny to find someone else's eggs and rehide them in an even trickier spot. For a small fee (paid in Easter loot), however, they would generously offer to help you. Ahhh. . .the things my girls will miss out on by not having a brother.Once all eggs and baskets are found, the girls gather into a circle, facing outward until they hear the magic words. "On your mark, get set, HAPPY EASTER!!!!"
. . .And they're off!