We have been busy preparing for Easter……
The kiddos had fun dying Easter eggs. Our son selected a fun space themed Easter egg kit from Target while our daughter opted for a 3D kit.
Easter Eggs Beverage Identifiers….
Crayons melted in Egg Molds ….
We placed these in the Easter basket to be blessed and our son will be taking them to Sunday School for the children to enjoy.
Our Easter Basket for the Blessing of the food…
Side Note: For those of you who have never attended the blessing of the food, it is a quick, very quick, 15 minute serve. It is such a wonderful tradition. I always look forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful baskets, their food, and the aroma of the food is amazing. I also like the fact that everyone is under dressed, you can tell all the moms, grandmas, and a few dads and grandpa’s have been busy at home preparing for Easter. They come in jeans, sweat pants, informal skits, and tennis shoes. There is a sense of community, joy, and love in this tradition.
Kiddos Easter clothes, sat out ready for the big day. Huge thank you to Nana who purchased the girls’ dresses and our son’s vest. I learned everything I know about clothes shopping, looking for the best bargain for your buck, complementing patterns and colors, shoes, etc. from her. Get this, the most difficult item of clothing to locate, the sweater! I think I purchased the one and only girl’s white sweater in town. Seriously, that was the most difficult item of clothing to locate. I findly found one at Sear’s Lands End department. Why are they making little girls clothing so complicated these days? Most contain crazy patterns, to tight clothing, to short shorts and skirts, I could go on but I won’t, back to Easter.
We rearranged our furniture in order to be able to accommodate 12 family members. We placed the living room furniture in the dinning room and the dinning room furniture in the living room. This is a small group, my mom’s home can accommodate the entire family which is usually 25-30 people. unfortunately our home is smaller and we would have to have Easter in shifts in order to accommodate 30 family members. I am praying that next year we will be in a larger home and we can host and celebrate Easter with the entire family. Then we setup the tabel for Easter.
I made some Easter Bunny cookies and carrots for dessert…..
Then it was time for the tired Easter Bunny to prepare the baskets and hide the eggs……..
I hope you have a very Hoppy ……