Posted at 8:10 pm
Happy Easter! What a beautiful day outside. We went from having the heat on this morning and switched over to the a/c by the afternoon. Crazy, but I’ll take it.
Last night I put the girls baskets together (as I am sure a lot of you moms were doing as well). Here is how they turned out.
For Easter dinner, we kept it simple with ham, potatoes au gratin, crusty bread, ambrosia salad and lemon cake for dessert. I couldn’t resist making the salad. My Grandma Ezarski would make it each year and my brother and I devoured it as kids.
As an aside, Target had some cute Easter straws. I couldn’t resist.
I pulled the bunny napkin idea from Martha Stewart. I think I got it pretty close to her model.
Like I said, pretty close, but not perfect. 😉 I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter.
Posted at 10:51 am
Here are some easy ways to get ready for Easter this week.
- Decorate Easter Eggs. Sydney and Olivia decorated theirs yesterday. Is this tradition becoming dated? I would think not, right? Anyway, they had loads of fun.
- Find some Easter stories to read together. We found some adorable Easter-themed books at the library. My childhood favorite was Humbug Rabbit. It has beautiful illustrations and combines two stories into one.
The girls enjoying their books.
- Prepare the baskets. For Easter Sunday, I found a cute idea using a galvanized bucket, painting it with chalkboard paint and writing the child’s name on it. That will be Olivia’s basket. We already have plenty of Easter baskets around here and this is something that can be re-purposed for organizing toys or collecting rocks and shells at the beach.
For Sydney, my mom suggested opening a new umbrella (a gift from Mr. Bunny) and placing all of her Easter goodies in it. I love that idea and will try to take some pictures to share with all of you.
Enjoy your activities! Do you have some of your own traditions or ideas to share?