You always hear people say to enjoy every moment. That kids grow up so fast. That it’s all over in the blink of an eye. Sometimes that blink of an eye seems to be very prolonged. But our Easter weekend was definitely over in a flash. It felt like we just kept moving from one activity to another with barely a moment between.
Saturday morning started with and Easter egg hunt at our parish. Thankfully the sun was shining, because it was pretty chilly and the wind was whipping everything around. But did that faze our little ones? Not at all. Their spirits were up even with a delayed start. L did a little happy dance in the (roped off) parking lot and T joined in some games with the older kids while we all waited.
Yes, both girls picked out their own outfits and were covered in pink. Why not, right? Last year, T was a little slow at the start and didn’t get any eggs. Those tears were heart breaking. But this year both girls filled their baskets so quickly that they even started to fill up the baskets of other kids around them. I wish the rest of Saturday was as much fun, but we really just ran around running errands right up until dinner time.
And of course, Sunday was the main event! As is our tradition, the girls don’t get their Easter baskets until after we get to church, so I spent the early morning decorating our ledges with whatever seasonal items I could find. Kids artwork? Check. Pinwheel from last Easter? Check. Paper chain from two years ago? Crumpled on one side, but check.
Of course the kids were excited when we got back home. The Husband and I didn’t do much at all this year…a few pieces of candy, some inexpensive toy necklaces, coloring pads and a couple books each. But that was all far outdone by the grandparents. Does anyone else remember getting SO MUCH on Easter Sunday?
Of course, my favorite part of any special event is the food. And even though T was disappointed about cracking open the eggs she worked so hard to decorate, she quickly got over it when she realized she would get a special brunch of cinnamon rolls with sprinkles (normally our birthday breakfast, but I couldn’t find hot cross buns and didn’t have time to make any).
I just love how the coloring from the shells tints the edges of the eggs. Hardly any need for extra garnish with that kind of festivity.
Originally all our eggs were going to look like bunny paws (inspired by Hungry Happenings…so cute). Mine may not have come out so as pretty, but the kids loved getting to eat “bunny paws”. Well, T enjoyed it. L wasn’t so fond of the filling, but still insisted on having one.