The Nieces Pieces: Egg-stravaganza

by Jenn (eating bender) on April 11, 2012

Thank you for showering my nieces with oohs and ahhs. Bobby and I completely agree with you! :)

Our weekend in Kansas City was full of fun and adventure, but there were also two important events. Up first was my brother-in-law Jim’s 29th birthday, which technically is today (April 11). Happy birthday, Jim! Cara made him this delicious funfetti cake so that we could all celebrate.

The boys also endeavored to make their own mojitos using mint from Susan and Adam’s backyard. The end result was quite tasty. Here are the boys (John, Jim, Bobby and Adam) looking proud.

The funfetti was delicious, by the way. :)

Of course, the next event on our list was Easter! On Sunday, all eleven of us put on our Easter finest and headed to Mass in the morning. The nieces pieces looked dazzling in their dresses – all pink and fashionably coordinated!

I think it’s safe to say that Claire, Kelly and Caroline were the celebrities of the hour.

Later on, we were surprised by a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Barb (aka Grandma) provided the adorable personalized baskets for the girls, while Susan did an amazing job with gifts for the girls and crafty baskets full of goodies for all of us!

Let’s just say she knows me very well. “Punny” greeting cards, photo magnets, scented soap, a Starbucks gift card and candy galore. Thanks again, Easter Bunny – er, Susan! šŸ˜‰

There were some other bunnies in attendance, as well…

It was a lot of fun to open gifts with the girls on their first Easter! Bobby and I had also brought gifts for them that were personally significant. Perhaps you have heard I’m a fan of books? šŸ˜‰ Well, I had my eye on giving my nieces a book I loved when I was little.

Yep, that’s me. Blonde hair and all. I loved the Hey, Look At Me! book because it had all of my favorite sports in it…with my picture! Unfortunately, the book came out in 1988 and is no longer in print, but luckily I found three copies still mulling around the wonderful land of Amazon.

A few adjustments later and the books were ready for each niece.

I hope they’ll enjoy imagining themselves as basketball players, gymnasts, artists and more!

Following the basket egg-stravaganza, we had an Easter feast!

On the menu were these delicious deviled eggs…

…pumpkin muffins…

…banana bread…

…fresh fruit salad…

…green beans…

…cheesy potatoes…

…and plenty of ham!

I helped myself to a little bit of everything. My belly was full and happy.

It truly was egg-cellent.

I promise that is the last egg yolk.

I mean joke.


We miss everyone already and can’t wait for the next time we’re all together again!

It was tough to come back to reality, but I’m finally feeling caught up and back in the swing of things. And hey, it’s almost Thursday. Another weekend is right around the corner.

What did you do for Easter, if you celebrated?



1 Traci April 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I loved all of your Easter ideas. The personalized books were incredible and something the girls will love as they get older.
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2 Jenn (eating bender) April 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

Thank you, Traci! I really hope they’ll love them as much as I did. :)

3 Erica April 12, 2012 at 5:10 am

What a perfect celebration! Again- the girls are SO freaking cute! I love them in the ears :). I can’t wait to get Kay a personalized basket! And those books are genius. I would have stolen that entire banana bread, bowl or fruit and cheesy potatoes :)
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4 Jenn (eating bender) April 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Thank you, Erica! Easter baskets are the best. I can’t wait until the kiddos (Kay, too!) are running around at Easter egg hunts. :)

5 Chelsea April 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

I’m so glad I found someone who loves puns as much as me! Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! Thanks for keeping me entertaining with all your punny jokes.

P.S. The only shameless self-promoting I will ever do on your site–if you or your fellow readers are looking for free foodie loot (including tea!), I am hosting a One Month Blogiversary Giveaway until this Sunday! :)
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6 Jenn (eating bender) April 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

Haha! It’s always so rewarding to find another pun lover. Congrats on your one month blogiversary. I entered the giveaway and am so excited for what’s to come on your site!

7 Shannon April 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

egg yolk. ha. too much šŸ˜‰ hadn’t heard of those books, but that is such a great gift idea!!
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8 Jenn (eating bender) April 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

Haha – I can’t help myself when it comes to puns! Thanks, Shannon. :)

9 Cara (Twinthusiast) April 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

We LOVE the books!! Yeah vintage!
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10 Jenn (eating bender) April 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

Yay! I’m so glad to hear that!

11 BroccoliHut April 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Those personalized Easter baskets are SO cute!! Definitely taking note of those for my niece + future nephew.
We had a low-key Easter: sunrise service, a walk in the sunshine, and broccoli frittata for dinner :)
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12 Jenn (eating bender) April 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

Sounds like a fabulous Easter! And yes, the baskets were absolutely adorable! I’m excited for future egg hunts where they’ll be walking all over the place. Next year. :)

13 Melissa @TryingtoHeal April 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Ah Jenn, such a great time with your family and nieces!!! Everyone looks great and I’m glad you had a great time!
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14 Jenn (eating bender) April 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

Thanks you, Melissa! It was a great weekend. :)

15 Karla April 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

What a lovely time and beautiful celebration, Jenn! A gorgeous family and meal. :) And I, for one, can’t get enough of your hilarious puns!

16 Jenn (eating bender) April 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Thank you, Karla! I’m so glad to have someone who does not roll their eyes at my puns, haha. šŸ˜‰

17 Susan April 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Last one for now – I promise I won’t always comment en masse…haha. Your posts are so great! Love the bunny ears collage and Claire loves her new (old) book! Oh, and the Easter bunny says “You’re welcome,” by the way. :)

18 Jenn (eating bender) April 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Haha! I’m loving your comment en masse tonight. So glad you love the posts and that Claire loves her book! Thanks again, EB. :)

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