We had a wonderful Easter filled with gratitude, church, family time, and cooking and baking together. We didn't do the Easter bunny thing, although we did have an egg hunt after dinner. We took our kids to church, read the Easter story, watched a movie about Christ's life, and had a nice dinner. The basket below has numbered plastic eggs which contain strips of paper with scriptures and a symbolic object inside. This is how we read the Easter story with our boys this year, and it went decently well considering their ages. We actually ran out of time to dye eggs, but the kids were young enough and excited enough about everything else that was happening that they didn't even notice.
This year instead of buying whole new outfits for the boys for Easter, I let them wear clothes they already had and some new ties I made them the Friday before. In my fabric stash I found quite a bit of leftover fabric from the blue satin dress I made for my senior prom, so my boys got ties made out of that! Haha.
|Click the photo or the link below to see the tutorial at Sharing the Wealth.|
I hadn't made mini- ties before, but I came across the Little Boy Tie Pattern at Sharing the Wealth, and let me tell you, it was a breeze compared to the adult tie patterns I have used. No cutting on the bias, no piecing together, no interfacing, no hand sewing. Yay! I really only had about an hour to spend on it, and I was able to finish both ties in that amount of time. Then of course I put something off to make three more ties, but that's another story.
I'm so glad that we took some pictures of the boys before church because after church I immediately started making rolls (the same delicious crescent rolls I make for Thanksgiving), and before long Marissa and her husband arrived and we were busy making honey glazed ham, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, orange strawberry jello, and deviled eggs. I get full just thinking about it. :-D Anyway, there was no time to take pictures until after dinner, and let's just say that at that point their outfits didn't look quite the same as they did in the morning.
All in all we couldn't have asked for a better day! I hope you all had a good Easter/ weekend!