Monday, March 28, 2016

An Easter Weekend Recap

I hope you all had an amazing Easter Weekend!  We certainly did.  Easter is one of my favorite holidays.  We are Christian and Easter is probably the most important holiday to us in the year.  Easter is a time of family and fun in our home.


The Easter Bunny definitely visited our house this year!  Emma and Jack were up extremely early on Easter morning, ready to go.  Well, I should rephrase that.  Emma was awake extremely early on Easter morning, and then we let her go and wake up Jack so that they could start their Easter egg hunt.


The Easter Bunny leaves a note for the kids as to which color eggs to look for.  The Easter Bunny realized a couple years ago that the older of the two would tend to find more eggs unless they were designated a specific color.  This year the kids were very good about leaving some of the eggs for Lucy to find, as she does not have her own color as of yet.


The eggs were filled with candy, and the baskets contained a few fun toys.  Jack received a Minecraft mini-figure, and a small LEGO City package, while Emma received a couple mini My Little Ponies figures.  They both also received chalk and bubbles and a new little plate to use for meals.  Lucy received a baby doll that she absolutely loves, as well as a new sippy cup. 

We went to church and after the kids’ Sunday school lesson, there was a huge Easter egg hunt for them.  Both kids came home with another basket full of Easter Eggs.  Jack seemed to hit the jackpot and came home with 4 Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coins.  Plus more candy than either of them possibly could need.


I, of course, waited until the last minute to pick up a couple items I needed for our brunch.  We were going to swing through the grocery store on the way home from church, just to drive by a completely empty parking lot.  I then realized that all the stores around here are closed on Easter, which I knew, but apparently I blanked out on it because I was not prepared for our brunch!

Luckily, my mom came through and had the few ingredients I needed to finish up our meal.


A couple years ago I decided that it was much easier to do a brunch type meal rather than to make a big main meal.  My kids are not big eaters, preferring to eat side dishes to main items.  I ended up making a quiche, quinoa tabouli salad, and a raw broccoli salad.  They were all delicious, and while we were all full at the end of the meal, we were not overly stuffed – plenty of room for candy for dessert!


Overall, we had a great weekend.  I received a box of books in the mail on Saturday, so we will have some new homeschool things on the horizon.  It was a wonderful long weekend of celebration, and family.


How was your Easter?  What is your normal Easter dinner?

30 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great Easter! Love that Lucy loves her new baby doll, very sweet!

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  2. AH, the stores being closed on Easter. Target, a few years ago, was closed for Easter and I was shocked. The store I worked at at the time was also closed for Easter, but it's a regional chain, not a national one!
    I remember the first year I had an egg hunt...dyed up eggs, made them all super cool, and made one special for my mom. Turns out, egg hunting does not mean you find your eggs, but you find any eggs you can. So, hunted for theme with my cousin, and I no longer had the most bestest egg that I was so proud of (because 5 year old me was proud of an egg ;) ). Wasn't the best Easter xD So your plan of having different colored eggs for each kids is brilliant! :D

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  3. I spy Peeps,which happen to be my FAVORITE. It sounds like you had a great holiday!

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    1. Seriously my favorite too - I think people either love or hate them :-)

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  4. Sounds like a great Easter. This was the first year we didn't have eggs .... my boys are in that in-between stage of believing and not and well, I let it go ...

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  5. Your children are adorable. The photo of them on the couch is beautiful! And I love your color-coding egg idea to make the hunt fun for all.

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    1. Thank you! We had a great time! The color coded eggs have been a life saver :-)

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  6. Glad you had a fabulous Easter! The Easter egg hunt is adorable...and the kids look darling! Drooling over the photos of the food! Yum!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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    1. The food was really good this year! That quinoa salad is one of my favorites.

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  7. Your easter celebration looked lovely. Your children are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! We had a wonderful time. Very relaxed and small - just the way I like it!

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  8. What a gorgeous celebration! I hope you had a very lovely Easter, we sure did. Relaxed and full of family!

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  9. Your kids are adorable!! You are very blessed. Sounds like a great Easter weekend!

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  10. Being Jewish and out of town on Easter turned out to be difficult. Very few restaurants were open for supper. Thank goodness for room service!
    When my kids were little, we always did an egg hunt with chocolate eggs. It is just too great of a holiday to totally miss.

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  11. Nothing is sweeter than a little with her dollie! Sounds like you all had a wonderful Easter.

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  12. Sounds like you had an amazing Easter with your family. This year I decided that we weren't doing anything. No egg hunts, no baskets, nothing! I would do it big every year and I've noticed that the kids have come to think of Easter as a 2nd Christmas and that's not what Easter is all about.

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  13. Hunting eggs is always the highlight for kids. Your kids are adorable, and how sweet of your older kids to leave a few eggs for the youngest one. The food looks delicious.

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  14. Looks like everyone had a great time. My kids don't hunt easter eggs anymore but they still love getting easter baskets.

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  15. Love that the Easter bunny gave them different colour eggs to find. Saves any squabbling.

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  16. Such cute outfits, and that food looks delicious! We always do a breakfast at one house, and a lunch at the other on Easter, lots of eating!

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  17. Moms are great for backing us up on holidays. It always seems like they knew just what we needed. Adorable children!

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  18. Looks like you had a lovely Easter weekend. Those Easter baskets are super cute to, bet the kids had good fun!

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  19. What a fab Easter and I loved the sound of all your side dishes- I have never tried raw broccoli what do you season it with?- and the quiche sounded good too. Delicious.

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  20. It looks like you had a nice Easter. I love the outfits that the kids wore and your dinner looked great, too.

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  21. It is very hard for me sometimes, because I love to cook and try different things. My parents love traditional style food. So Easter to them, is Ham, Potatoes Deviled eggs and carrot cake. All of which I really like, but its has to be made the same ever year. I just want to make something different. But I love Easter.

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  22. I was shocked that our Target was closed on Easter ... all of them in the area were. I really like the idea of assigning different colored eggs to the kids. We did that with my sister's kids and it worked out great!

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  23. One your littles look adorable!!! Just living the outfits. Looks like y'all had a pretty fabulous Easter!!!!

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  24. Looks like a great Easter, we had one as well. Your kids look adorable all ready for Easter.

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  25. We like to do a mix of candy/chocolate and toys too. I try to do as little candy as possible but it's still Easter. Happy Easter!

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  26. We like to celebrate Easter with my extended family. My aunt has a big house with a killer backyard that is perfect for Easter egg hunts. :)

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