Easter 2021

I thought I’d hop on here and make a separate post about our Easter celebration this year. It was just our little family, which is okay. Each kid got an Easter basket full of books, a fun item, and candy. Later in the day, Paul scattered eggs so the kids could do their own egg hunt. You’ll see in the video that each kid had their own method of collecting. Joseph went with quantity while Abigail was more interested in seeing what each egg contained as she found it. I eventually started putting eggs in her basket so that she’d have more than just a few eggs, because I knew she’d be disappointed at the end if her brother had way more than her. In between the festivities we were able to watch General Conference, which is always a blessing (especially since this year, President Nelson announced twenty new temples to be built!). I worked throughout the day to get dinner ready: starting with rolls, popping the ham into the slow cooker, working on rolls some more, starting the potatoes, defrosting the pie (thank goodness I decided on a store-bought pie), tossing the green beans on the stove at the last minute, making honey butter to go with the rolls, and then serving everything up. It was a really yummy meal…and we were so full that we didn’t even have dessert! We’ll just have to have it tonight. 😉

The Easter Bunny filled their plastic eggs with candy and left them a chocolate bunny and some Reese’s pieces carrots. Mom and Dad got them some fun new books. We also got Joseph a digital camera (yay for flash sales!) and Abigail got a dress-up doctor’s costume.
He zoned in on exactly what I thought he would. 😀
Checking out her new sticker book.
Paging Dr. Abigail!
All of us got very thorough check-ups. Oh, and if you notice the fish bowl sitting on the breakfast bar…we’re fish-sitting for friends who went out of town for the weekend. Rex the beta fish will be headed home sometime in the next couple of days.
Figuring out his new camera.
When one eats a chocolate bunny, one must always start with the ears.
I had to get a picture of her face. 😀
Paul put some eggs on the ground that were easy for Abigail to find.
He used the fence line to put some up higher for Joseph to grab.
More of the easy-to-find ones.
And more of the higher-up ones. I do have to say that having the side yards in the back yard made for more fun places to hide eggs. I think that having our fence line extended was probably one of the best decisions we’ve made.
Ham (super simple recipe: simply put some brown sugar in the bottom of the crock pot, put the ham on top, and then cover the ham with more brown sugar…simple and delicious!), cheesy potatoes (hash browns with a cheese sauce that has onions in it and then crushed potato chips on top), canned green beans, and homemade rolls with honey butter. I like that I was able to take short cuts here and there and still produce a really delicious meal. Dessert was supposed to be a chocolate silk pie (Marie Callendar’s brand from the grocery store), but we ended up not eating dessert.

Video: The annual egg hunt!

 

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