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)