Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Fun

We enjoyed a beautiful Easter Sunday with both of our daughters and their families.  We attended their church with them, and enjoyed the beautiful music with orchestra that their large church enjoys.  We left church to the wonderful song "Oh Happy Day" ~ wasn't that perfect to dance your way out of church on Easter ~ the happiest day of all!?!

We had our big meal last Sunday, so this was just a simple Easter brunch, served in the kitchen with the everyday dishes.  But still springy and fun.  I notice that I cut off the pitcher of yellow tulips that tied this whole table together ~ photographer I am not!

But, before we could sit down, we headed out to search for some Easter treats.  The bunny is very careful to leave each child their own color eggs, it makes the hunt last a little longer and makes it fair for our littlest hunter.

Cooper spots a pink one, and I caught him yelling for Elizabeth!
Grandpa helps Jackson search for his orange eggs, his were filled with bunny crackers.

We ended our egg hunt with cascarones.  I have never seen these anywhere we have lived, except Texas.  It is a Mexican tradition, I think, of coloring real eggs and filling them with confetti.  I bought a dozen for each child {big ones too} and they had fun cracking them on each others heads.  Silly fun, the kind that I hope memories are made of.

Colorful fun.

I hope your Easter was filled with blessings and the joy of family celebrating the gift of the Risen Lord.


Debbie said...

I love the idea of the cascarones! I had never heard that before, and it's going in my "future grandma file".

Mom used to color code her eggs for the grandkids too. As they got older, she made it harder by numbering eggs and assigning numbers.

You are great grand parents. I can just tell.

Lori said...

I have seen them. Live in Texas too. Looks like you had fun, love the colored egg idea.

Jima said...

BEAUTIFUL family! And the table is so pretty too!

jessica said...

aww, you got some great pictures ! We had such a wonderful Easter!

Rettabug said...

What FUN! I've never heard of cascarones, either, but it looks like a blast. Again, thankfully it was warm enough for you to be outside. Not here. :/

I am soooo glad you got your extra bunny plates!
Makes me happy to know that you're so pleased with them. I loved your Easter table with the yellow & very first kitchen waaaay back in 1970 was done in yellow & green. :-)

I can't wait to see next year's with the new plates!


TLEB said...

You are fantastic grandparents - always thinking up new traditions for our kiddos. I loved the cascarones - for sure have to do that every year!

Love Being A Nonny said...

What a GREAT idea...each child having their own color of egg!!! Precious grands!