We had a lovely Easter holiday, and I hope you all did too!
The weekend started off with a visit to Aunt Mishelle’s house, where the girls searched for Easter eggs and played with their cousin, Jasper. Lakin was the lucky one who found the gold egg, which contained $5.00! Addah began the day with a somewhat grumpy mood, having insisted on wearing last year’s Easter dress, which is one size too small for her now, but she cheered up as the day went on.
After the Easter egg hunt, we headed to a local park for a ride on the train. The girls and Jasper played on the playground… and there were cute tween boys playing baseball. Though they would never admit it, this was the girls’ favorite part… yep, Mama could see you over there giggling over which one was the cutest!
On Saturday evening, we dyed Easter eggs. Everyone has their own technique — Addah likes to dye eggs in multiple colors, Lakin likes to decorate hers with stickers and markers, and David does elaborate drawings on his Easter eggs. I like to use a clear wax crayon on mine, and I take that time to surreptitiously write the girls’ names on a couple of eggs, to be placed in their baskets.
The next morning, we woke up early to see what the Easter Bunny had brought during the night. I’m very grateful that my girls still believe, and I love how excited they get to check out their baskets for candy and special Easter eggs.
The rest of our Easter Sunday was pretty uneventful. The girls went outside to play with their neighborhood friends for a while in the spring sunshine, while I put a ham in the oven and David played around on the Xbox 360. When the girls came in, we watched “Wall-E” and munched on jellybeans. Dinner was delicious and I was rather proud of myself – this was my first baked ham and it came out perfectly!
I won’t say there weren’t some difficult moments — in some ways, every holiday is a roller coaster of emotions, since Clara died — but all in all, it was a lovely Easter weekend.
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