Don't get me wrong - we love and miss our families tremendously when we're not with them, especially on holidays. But I must admit that I love our tradition of spending Easter at home and celebrating on a more intimate level.
This year's festivities began a few days before Easter with four dozen homemade
Easter (decorated with spring birds' nests and eggs) for the kids' classroom celebrations.
Hallie and I baked a peach pie, and Will helped me make an Easter Bunny-shaped carrot cake.
Next up, Hallie's class Easter egg hunt. Incidentally, Hallie is wearing the
exact same outfit as she wore for her class Easter egg hunt last year.
We dyed eggs in the backyard on Easter Eve. As usual, the kids wore only their underwear.
On Easter morning the kids hunted for Easter eggs and
enjoyed the gifts brought to them by the Easter Bunny.
We went to church, and then spent the remainder of the day
playing outside, relaxing, and preparing our delicious dinner.