A year ago on Easter, it was just Rick and me. On Good Friday we had decorated eggs, as we always do that evening but instead of doing it with our friends, Mark and Jan, we did them by ourselves and later Zoomed our finished products with our friends. This year -- back to normal!
After a wonderful dinner (I brought some of the shortbread I made earlier in the week, along with lemon bars) we got to work. Mine were both hard-boiled and raw, Rick's raw and Mark and Jan's were boiled. (It gives me a great kick to open my fridge to make eggs and choose from bright happy eggs!
After our traditional "Life of Brian" viewing, we picked up our eggs and headed home, eager to enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.
Saturday was one of those get-ready days, lots of house tidying and prepping. We had big plans -- Kevin and Cam, who will be three this summer, were coming. So, I filled loads of eggs with chocolate and goldfish for an egg hunt and made him a little basket. And I got the table ready!
Not long ago, Carol showed this very cute bunny cake on her blog and since Cam was coming, I thought I'd make one. I chose a lemon cake and modified the recipe, using ideas from this post from Home is Where the Boat Is. I was thrilled with the results!
Later, Rick made challah bread, which we have each year on Easter Morning with our French Toast. As always, yum!
We started Easter morning with a basket -- it wouldn't be the first! Then our challah French Toast!
But the real action of the day came when Kevin and Cam arrived. We started out with an Easter basket with stickers, play doh and chocolate. (I think there was a tad too much chocolate on Easter!)Then, a walk to the park a couple of blocks away...
...where there was loads of play time.
Sometimes I wondered who was the biggest kid. Well, we know the "biggest."
But it's hard to top the joy on this face!
After we returned, we did a little egg hunt in the back yard.
Nothing is better than hearing the words "I see one!" as little legs run to collect yet another egg!
It was quite a haul!
Then it was time for dinner. Three of us were hungry. The fourth? Not so much. All those M&Ms, kisses and goldfish can fill a boy up. After opening and closing the fridge at least 50 times to look at the bunny cake, this guy was too full to enjoy it!
I never thought I'd have kids and then I met Rick with two ready-made boys. But they were a little older. It's almost like magic to see how they change with every visit when they are this young. It's all the more radical after so many months of no visits during our pre-vax Covid times.
So, forgive me a bit if I jump for joy when I talk about this little munchkin and his brother.
I may not jump so well as I did when I was this age, but the pure joy is all there!