So much Easter. So much candy. I would like you to know that the candy stockpile FAR exceeded Halloween’s totals. Like, BY FAR. What’s up with that? I love candy, but four chocolate bunnies? Plus a chocolate chicken? Plus two boxes of candy? Plus piles and piles and oodles of candy in eggs from the multiple Easter egg hunts?
I never have to buy Easter candy again. I’m going to freeze all the bunnies! And the chicken.
I have to break it down by day:
Dyed eggies with Grandma. Behold Julia’s fairy egg.
Grandma also made some pretty magical cookies. Sprinkles and frosting! We got crazy – Grandma mixed sugar sprinkles right into the frosting, in addition to me adding more sprinkles on top. The pleasing extra crunch you hear by doing this is the sound of your tooth enamel eroding.
We celebrated Easter soiree #1, with Andrew’s extended family. Andrew’s family has a great many cooking and crafting wizards amongst their members – the dessert buffet had a Peep and lemon theme. The cake? Look closely – it’s a sunflower! Cool! The lemon loveliness in the cups? Homemade lemon zabaglione with homemade shortbread fingers, made by Andrew’s cousin.
Julia took a bite and announced, “This tastes like lemon curd!”, at which point everyone marveled at a 6 year old knowing about lemon curd. My friends, this is what happens when you start taking your kid to tea shops when they are 3 years old.
I thought this was a funny place to hide an egg, so I did it.
Always amazes me how much she looks like her Daddy...
After having just the most lovely time with Andrew’s family, we moved on to Egg Hunt #2, in our own neighborhood. Now that Julia is a “bigger kid”, she got to hunt eggs up on a nearby trail which is basically in a forest.
Forest Easter egg hunting.
Oh and I should mention that the weather fairies really delivered for Easter weekend – IT HIT 70! I FELT SUN ON MY FACE! It was warm! Happy happy happy. The rain is supposed to come back mid-week, but I think we may have turned a corner with the weather…
Hello Kitty dressed-up-like-a-lamb showed up in Julia’s Easter basket. Hey Easter Bunny! You're awesome!
We had Easter dinner with my side of the family and I was thrilled to have a chance to use the placemats that my aunt made for me last Christmas. My aunt sews lots and lots of Cool Stuff. I was also thinking myself very clever for repurposing the wine bottle shell decorations that came on our wedding wine. I now use them as napkin rings!
I love making a holiday table look pretty, but here is where my mother and I differ. At my house, you get ONE glass. At my mother’s house, you get FOUR. (She gets a wee bit excessive with her table settings, which is why I insisted we have dinner at our house.)
WHEW. It was a very fun, but exhausting weekend. Never knew until I was an adult-with-a-kid that holidays were so tiring. Let’s all collectively thank our parents for all the holidays they put together!
Does anyone else have literally 2-3 POUNDS of candy? We are not anti-candy by any means but I am truly stumped as to what to do with it all...