Tuesday, April 26, 2011

scenes from easter

easter basket goodies
{no junk easter baskets}

easter eggs
{dying eggs}

post egg hunt
{egg hunt}

easter morning breakfast
{breakfast with fresh squeezed juice}

bunny cake
{bunny cake at gam and papa's house}

easter evening candlelight
{easter evening candlelight}

We had a low key Easter on a cloudy, cold day. It even sprinkled a little! I think the highlight for the boys was squeezing tangerine juice for the morning meal. Oh, what a good time they had! We have gazillions of tangerines from our tree that need using up and they went to town on them. They kept saying that they were Easter fairies, helping with the breakfast. Too cute. Later, we went to my parent's house for lunch and cake and an egg hunt.

I wanted to order them some cute toys for their baskets, like in years past, but I was uninspired to go online and order anything. It worked out in the end. They each got a small Lego set, some books I picked up on our trip to Santa Cruz, some chocolate bunnies from Ikea, and some nature card games I had in my gift stash. They were thrilled--especially with the Legos.

It's finally warming up here and feeling a bit like spring. Happy spring to you!


MadameRenard said...

I really love to spoon I see in the breakfast photo!
Happy spring to you and your beautiful family!!!

MadameRenard said...

"the spoon", not "to spoon"

Andrea said...

So fun--tangerines from your own trees? Sounds like heaven. I love that Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes book and your breakfast tablecloth is lovely!

Amanda said...

I enjoy your blog and pray that you know the true reason for the celebration of Easter. That Christ died on the cross for your sins; He took your penalty on His shoulders and conquered death and rose again! I pray that you have trusted in Him as your personal Savior so that you may have eternal life! John 3:16.

Lina said...

What is that with the strawberry's is there a recipe?

Anonymous said...

happy easter - it looks lovely.

Charmaine said...

Your table settings always look so divine. They really inspire me!

Karen said...

hey mb! ummm ... recipe for the strawberry thing in a future post ... please? i LOVE your intentional table sets. mwah.

Mary Beth said...

MadameRenard--the spoon is actually a cake server. It is old, maybe from my mom? Or Ken's mom?

Andrea--yes, we are lucky with all the citrus in this yard. The tablecloth is a new thrifting find!

Charmaine--thank you!

Lina and Karen--it's the blueberry buttermilk cake from Apples for Jam. Soulemama has posted the recipe in the past, so I'm sure you can find it there. I just subbed strawberries.

Katie said...

My mom used to make bunny cake just that same way!