Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

We had a great Easter. :) We went to a new church. It was really nice. Then after church services we went to Dad's for Easter lunch. Lunch was great and it was so nice to get to see everyone. The girls were very excited with all their Easter goodies from Grandma. After lunch the girls had an egg hunt in the back yard. They also got to visit Grandpa's bunnies and Ella also visited the chickens. Ella kept saying "pet cute bunnies, cute bunnies" and as we left the barn she called out "Bye, bye bunnies. Bye, bye chickens". Too cute. After Dad's we came back home for Easter dinner. Grandma made her famous potato salad, the ham, and deviled eggs and Raven and Brian and I made pasta salad (complete with mozerella cheese cut outs of bunnies, tulips and butterflies), and I made mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes with mini bunny marshmallows, bunny shaped sugar cookies (I cheated, it was one of those break and bake things Grandma bought the girls but they were very cute and pretty yummy) and we had bake and serve dinner rolls, seasoned collard greens (Ella's favorite and mine), and chocolate cream pie. Mmmmmmmm.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Eggs

Tonight after dinner Raven, Gwen, and I colored Easter eggs using one of the PAAS egg coloring kits (same kind I used when I was a kid) while Ella napped on the couch with Daddy. We had so much fun. :) We colored about a dozen hard boiled eggs a rainbow of colors. Then we blew out a couple eggs. It's where you carefully (careful being the key word) poke a hold in each end of the egg and blow in the end of it till you about pass out from lack of oxygen and hopefully the yolk and white will come flying out (hopefully into a bowl and not all your kitchen *snort*. Luckily the majority of the eggs landed in the bowl so I saved it to make scrambled eggs for breakfast tomorrow) and hopefully if you didn't break it then you wash it out and then you've got yourself a hollow egg to dye, decorate and keep forever as a keepsake of Easters past...or until you trip and fall on it and crush it by accident...oops (not naming any names or anything...Raven) or you get so excited you wave it up and down in unbridled glee, shouting "look Mommy, look at my pretty egg!" and accidentally smash it to smithereens on the kitchen tabletop...whoops (Gwen) and then you cry and Mommy helps you make another and then you try and be more careful this time, LOL. Raven was so cute though, she told me "when I have kids I'm going to do this with them". I actually learned how to make them from my own Mom. *smile*
Well we'll see how long the eggs last this time. Hmmm. I'm betting a couple of days at best, LOL. Oh well...who cares, memories are forever. :)