Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Weekend

Just a quick post to say Happy Easter and to show you all what we've been up to around here.

Yesterday Elisa helped me make these cute paper baskets and then fill them with goodies to give out to our guests today. I've made these little baskets for a few years now... so fun and easy. This tutorial gives the basic instructions for how to make these (though I'm never quite as precise in how I make them as they are).

This was the first year Elisa has dyed eggs. It was really fun, though I felt like we were teetering on disaster the entire time... you know, a two-year-old around permanent dye just makes me nervous. But no big catastrophes.

Greg and I also tried this project. Sorry no pictures. I think we blew our balloons up too big. So we decided to put the chocolate mousse that I made into wine glasses instead. Then today, we cut up strawberries and put them into our chocolate bowls with whipped cream on top. Yum.

We had fun with all of our projects yesterday. As my children get older I want to think about how I can make meaningful traditions with them. I love all the fun traditions we have around holidays. But I hope to also have some traditions that bring home the meaning of Easter to my kids. Any ideas?

Anyway, today we went to church and then had some friends over for Easter lunch. All in all, it was a really good Easter weekend (though Greg ended up having to work a ton). I feel like we made some fun memories, and we spent a lot of time outside in the fabulous spring weather. Most of all, it's good to be thankful for all that we have to celebrate:

Therefore, having been justified by faith,
we have PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)


Caleb and Anna Fields said...

Wow, you guys clean up good!! Happy Easter to you! I love those pictures, somehow Caleb and I made it through 4 parties and 2 church services with no pictures from today, but oh well, it's only Si's first Easter! Anyway, I do have an idea for Easter traditions that Casey just did with her girls but I will tell you over the phone...too long.

Nancy said...

Great family picture!
It looks like you were very busy...the picture of Elisa dying eggs brought back memories..What fun.
Jonathan is getting so big, he hardly looks like a six month old. I love the smiles.

Denee Longan said...

What a sweet family picture! My mom always did Spring Baskets instead of Easter Baskets. We received our Spring Baskets on the first day of spring, and we dyed eggs around that time too. That way, it wasn't the focus of Easter, but we didn't feel like we were missing out on all the fun either. Plus, we got ours before everyone else!