Our Easter was quiet this year.
Well, not quiet, I guess I should say laid back and simple. :) Just us five.
For the last few years, I’ve adopted this unintentional ritual where I peruse the Easter aisle at the grocery store and eye the pre-made Easter egg dye kits. I always abandon the aisle with nothing to show for the five minutes I spent because of that inherent DIY spirit in me! I can’t help but do it myself.
Homemade egg dyes cost pretty much nothing. All you have to remember is the number one.
–One cup of hot water and one teaspoon of white vinegar. —
Then add as much food coloring as you want. The more you add the brighter the color will be. Easy right? And my boys don’t even miss the little commercial cardboard egg stands.
If the weather is good, we take our egg dyeing outside so my blood pressure can go down a few notches and I actually enjoy the process with them, while they stain their fingers and their pajamas…oh and eggs. ;)
The role of Easter Bunny falls to me every year. This year I decided to go heavy on the candy because it’s what my boys said they were most looking forward to, and when it’s gone, it’s gone! What’s childhood without a sugar rush every now and then?
It was not planned, but our thrifted baskets ended up being Tall, Medium, and Small just like my kids. I gave the baskets a healthy coat of gold paint and I love them! It’s so hard to picture what things will really look like when you are staring at the spray paint wall forever trying to nail down a color. I am reeaaally happy that I went with the gold and so were my kids (It’s Rustoleum Metallic Gold from Home Depot if you’re curious).
Natalie got baby treats and some clothes. She actually likes clothes. Not wearing them per say but she enjoys draping them on her head and walking around. It’s adorable, but trying to fold laundry around her around is near impossible.
The boys got Darth Vader eggs. Seriously? How cool are these? They just barely have taken an interest in Star Wars, so it was great timing to find these for Easter.
If you think you spy a geranium tunic on Nat here, you’d be right. :) I’ll share more on that tomorrow.
I tried to get a picture of the kids in their Easter Sunday best. Oh those two cute boys. :)
Then I tried to see if I could cheer Nat up by holding her.
This about sums up how that all went. Ha.
I also did not intend on wearing the skirt I made in the same fabric I made the boys’ suits. Ha! I was so focused on getting the kids dressed, so I threw on my outfit just before we left for church. And the boys didn’t even get/keep their bow ties on for church. Oh well…maybe next year.
Just not in front of this fence. This was our last time for that. I’ll flesh that out at the end of the post…
One thing that everyone did enjoy was dinner. We had a little surf and turf with salmon and steak.
I got the hostess pack from Bountiful Baskets and it had fresh dill in it! Yum! So, I concocted a sour cream, mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, and lemon zest sauce for the salmon. It was perfect. Still craving it.
I actually still have some leftover dill, so if you have a quick, easy dill recipe please share! I love dill but haven’t used it all that much to date.
This girl got to try Jello for the first time and she loved it! We just found out that she has confirmed allergies to milk, egg, and peanuts. But…if you get the Jello brand, as opposed to the store brand, Jello is okay! Not that she needs Jello, I just don’t want her to feel deprived of all the treats that make being a kid fun. So yay for Jello!
And, as I hinted above, we are moving this month. I will be spotty through email, but I have fun things already planned for the blog, especially this week.
P.S. I have had some people asking about the free pencil skirt pattern I promised. The move is going to delay that, but it’s coming.
Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend. Have a good one!