Spring has finally arrived in my part of the world - and it was just in time for a glorious Resurrection Sunday! Miss M was out of school on Good Friday, so we visited the Easter village at a local attraction in our area. The camera batteries ran down after just one photo, but we saw 2 week old piglets, 6 week old rabbits, chicks, lambs, puppies, goslings....the list goes on and on! It was a beautiful, sunny day with two of my favorite people.The in-laws arrived Friday evening and Saturday morning brought the Easter Treasure Hunt at church, followed by a birthday party that afternoon for Miss M's friend from church. It was a full day! Luckily, the hunt was designed as a scavenger hunt, using clues from the Easter story - meaning the egg count was controlled to only twelve per child. Thanks Ms Becky!!
Miss M helped to set the table and made the placecards out of cardstock and cupcake toppers that matched our napkins. It was her idea to write "Jesus Loves You" on the inside of each card. Mr C asked "Mama, where did the new dishes come from?" Meaning, he had never been allowed to eat off the china before! Miss M was pleased because I deemed her old enough to use a crystal goblet this year.
After church Sunday morning, it was back home for a yummy lunch. I worked to prep things on Saturday and was pleased that lunch was on the table a mere 45 minutes after we arrived home! Do you see the old Easter basket-turned bread basket? Cupcake Nana, my mom, always did that when I a child and I thought she was so clever! The menu included:
- Baked Ham
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
- Sister Schubert Rolls
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Green Beans
- Angel Food Cake & Strawberries
- Fudge Pie
The company left soon after lunch and after quickly cleaning up the dishes, Miss M and I settled in to watch Mary Poppins on ABC Family while the boys napped. After a family walk to the park and fly a kite (let's go fly a kite, up to highest height....) it was back home to get ready for Monday! (Notice my grandmommie's vintage jewelry re-do I posted about here!)