Did everyone have a wonderful Easter? I hope so. Ours was crazy, as always, but filled with joy and laughter. In truth, we didn’t start preparing for the celebrations until Saturday, when we used this marbleizing technique with PAAS pearlized egg coloring paint.
Easter morning was particularly special, as T decided on her own this Lent to give up cereal for breakfast. And she loves her breakfast cereal. So instead of a big pancake or french toast breakfast…it was cereal and happy girls. Our original plan of making it to Mass at 8am was blown out of the water almost from the beginning, which meant that the girls had to wait until near lunchtime for the Easter bunny to arrive (our family tradition is that the Easter bunny doesn’t come until we go to church).
When they came home they found that the bunny left a little bit of candy, but also a couple of scooters and a new tricycle/stroller combo for E. We look forward to lots of family outings with the littles this spring and summer.
Then we got to the serious task of decorating the house for dinner with the in-laws. We didn’t do anything crazy, just rearranged a few items here and there, put out lots of plastic eggs for decorations, made a couple crafts with the kids, and used fresh produce as a long, low centerpiece for our table. It was pretty simple, but also, just enough extra to make the place feel special.
While we decorated, the Husband cooked us a delicious meal of grilled leg of lamb, shaved asparagus salad, and lemon risotto. The meal ended with a four-tier strawberry meringue cake (details to come soon).
On another note, E turned seven months old more than a week ago. Can you believe it? He’s already nearly 3 times his birth weight at 16 pounds. He feels so much heavier too though we have a hard time finding pants that fit. Like his sister, he’s behind on clothing sizes by about a month and has the issue of pants being either too baggy in the waist or too short in the legs.
He’s also sporting plenty of teeth – a total of six in fact! With those teeth came a hefty appetite and a love of solid foods. The kid loves broccoli, carrots, & sweet potato. But no matter how it’s given to him, he almost always ends up gagging on green beans. Mostly, he just likes to chew on the spoon. Between the drooling, lip sucking, finger chewing, and raspberry blowing, I’m getting covered in slobber pretty much every day. But what’s a little spit between family members?
How was your Easter weekend?
Do you have any teething tricks?