Monday, April 1, 2013

This Is How We Do It: Easter!

The annual Easter egg hunt went on as planned on Saturday, despite plenty of snow attempting to thwart the hunters. This year there were NINE little hunters and sure to be at least two more (no, not an announcement from me) next year! The boy to girl ratio is 3:6 (baby in carseat is a boy), so those boys clearly need to catch up.

Nothing like slushy, dirty snow for the toddler to roam in and find her eggs.

My big kids are instructed to leave the obvious, easier ones for the little kids, so clearly their job is a little more difficult.

When one year olds don't do slushy snow walking, the parents get to do most of the work.

The kids enjoy the loot afterward. Each child gets to find ten eggs and each holds a $1 gold coin. Sweet deal, huh?

The eggs are so much fun to shake with those coins rattling around inside!

Afterward, we enjoyed visiting with family outside, while slurping on orange dreamsicles.

I made dessert for Easter dinner at Reed's parents house. I attempted to be springy and fun, while moderately attempting a Pinterest find. I went with a white cake, lemon pudding filling between the layers and vanilla buttercream frosting. Throw on some spring decorations and bunnies and we were set!

After Easter morning Mass, we attempted a family photo and considering the subjects I think it turned out pretty well. Maybe I can finally replace the one on my wall that is from Easter two years  ago when Gianna was a baby. Good grief, poor Margaret.

Happy Easter! A blessed Easter season to you and yours.


  1. Love the family Church pic and I can't believe you still have snow! Spring needs to get here!

  2. That is an AWESOME family picture!!!

    Happy Easter!

  3. Hi Sarah! Your littles at the Easter egg hunt are adorable!! And I would love to pop in for tea and a slice of that cake...What a perfect family photo!! Beautiful!!! Have a nice day, friend!

  4. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun, despite the snow! What a lovely family picture. Have a blessed Easter!

  5. Egg hunt in the snow; major points for persistence!!
    Wonderful family photo!

    Happy Easter!!

  6. OH my gosh, that's a great photo!!! You are looking so beautiful! Everyone is smiling and no meltdowns!!

    Love the Easter egg hunt. I like Tracy's idea of having white eggs for a hunt.

    We did ours inside this year. (like most years)

    Happy Easter!

  7. Oh my goodness!!! Your family Easter picture is truly wonderful!! I love it and how adorable your kiddos are! You all look fantastic. Okay. I had to laugh at the egg hunt. You sure know how to make the best of a situation and you do it so well! It looks like a grand time was had by all. Easter blessings to you and your family!

  8. Wow, that family photo is absolutely beautiful! And your cake just made me hungry...looks so yummy! Happy Easter to you and yours!

  9. We wussed out and had the hunt inside. We had lots of rain on Saturday which melted the snow, but it is a total swamp land out there.

    Beautiful family!

  10. That photo is BEAUTIFUL (admit it... you broke out the black comb that they used to use for school photos and combed everyone's hair before you took it, didn't you? DIDN'T YOU!?) YOu look radiant.

    The other photos are great. Your kids are just too sweet. I'll get mine upon one of these days.


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