We had a fun-filled Easter.
We woke up to yarn trails leading to Easter baskets and an egg hunt.
We tried a new recipe for Easter breakfast. I had seen “Resurrection Rolls” mentioned on other blogs and probably on Pinterest too. I didn’t really consider making them until a good friend suggested it, mentioning that it is a fun way for kids to get a visual/hands on learning experience of the whole Jesus-in-the-tomb-and-then-not-in-the-tomb/Resurrection thing. Though we read several books about it, I’m still not very good at explaining this stuff to my kids (this is all very new, here), so I decided to give it a try (and make our traditional Easter breakfast of creamed eggs for lunch or dinner).
The girls had a lot of fun rolling the marshmallow “Jesuses” in the butter and cinnamon sugar and wrapping them up in the crescent roll “tombs.”
Seriously, they were delicious (recipe here).
The girls got a huge kick out of breaking open the rolls looking for Jesus and finding them empty. Lass kept saying, “But Jesus isn’t in here!” each time she took a bite.
Thanks for the tip, C.
We got all dressed up in our Easter finery and went to church. We even got there 30 minutes early so we could get a seat. It was packed.
When we got home I insisted on a few photos of the girls in their Easter dresses before everyone changed and had lunch.
How many photos does it take to get a good one when a four-year-old decides she will. not. smile.?
Not too many once we start telling her not to smile (but still several more than what you see here!).
It was a little easier to get a decent one of just the girls, since we didn’t have to coax smiles and just had to try to get them all to be at least sort of facing in the direction of the camera. They were looking at me instead of at my husband with the camera, but I still love this photo.
After lunch and naps (I even had a wonderful, long nap myself), we watched some basketball (yay Michigan wins, boo Duke loses; I know, I went to U of L!) and I made creamed eggs.
Creamed eggs is the traditional Christmas and Easter morning breakfast from my childhood. I enjoyed having the Resurrection Rolls for breakfast this morning, but could not have Easter without creamed eggs, so we had them for dinner.
I’m even going to share our secret family recipe with you (now that I’m finally able to make it myself without calling my Mom to ask how).
You need butter, flour, milk, hard boiled eggs, and salt and pepper (and bread for toast).
Melt a stick of butter over low – medium low heat. Add about 1/2 cup of flour (give or take), stirring it in gradually until you have a nice, paste-like roux. Then add milk a little at a time, stirring it until all lumps are gone with each pour, until you have a good creamy consistency for your base. Cut about 6 hard-boiled eggs into small chunks and add to base. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over toast.
It doesn’t look that awesome, but it is so, so yummy. And it’s a good way to use up Easter eggs.
Miss and Lass weren’t all that into it tonight (though they loved it on Christmas), but I think that’s because they filled up on Easter candy at snack time. Sis went to town eating it up.
And finally, to top off a wonderful Easter, we had another birthday party.
Yep, I turned 37 today.
It was a really wonderful birthday with my favorite people. My little family of 5.
My big girls helped me to blow out my candles, open my cards, and open my birthday gift.
At bedtime, when I was chatting with my older girls I told them “thank you” for helping me to have a wonderful, happy birthday. Miss said, “Are you happy because you got a present?” I said, “I love my present. But the very best part of today was being with you girls and your Daddy. You are the best present I could ever have.” She smiled her big four-year-old smile at me and said, “Yeah, we are.”