Happy Easter from us to you!

It has been an eventful weekend weatherwise.  Thursday evening brought us quite the storm that left our world glistening and slippy the next morning.  However, by Saturday afternoon it once again felt like spring.  Last night there was thunder loud enough to shake the house while today the winds are strong enough that random pieces of wood have landed on our path.  At least it has kept us on our toes.

Look at my Easter decorations.
Look at my Easter decorations.

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A great skating rink.
A great skating rink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aside from the weather it has been a weekend of family.  After chipping the ice off our car on Friday we headed up to my parents.  My mom made some fancy eggs with the girls.  This time they put on shrink wraps.  After a most delicious turkey dinner, the girls were set to look for eggs.  That was candy round 1.  The next morning it was off to the Lion’s Club Egg Hunt.  They once again rocked their Easter bonnets (although Katrine will need a new one next year) and had a blast looking for plastic eggs to trade in for a size-able chocolate bunny also known as candy round 2.  I think that Elspeth had even more fun getting a penguin tattoo than hunting for eggs.  She was beside herself with happiness when I couldn’t get it off that night for church the next day.  My parents also like to give small gifts to mark holidays.  This year they had brought sand dollar bracelets back from their last trip.  Katrine’s matched her Easter Sunday outfit to a T but Elspeth still has some growing to do before hers fits.

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Thank you to the Lion's Club for moving the hunt to the parking lot from the icy field.  Better squishy than crashing.
Thank you to the Lion’s Club for moving the hunt to the parking lot from the icy field. Better squishy than crashing.
Time to wrap those eggs.
Time to wrap those eggs.
I love my mom's tables.  They are always so festive.
I love my mom’s tables. They are always so festive.
Mmm treats
Mmm treats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday morning they went to church for their very first Easter Sunday service.  Yes, them not me.  There are usually wayyyy to many Easter Lilys or Pussywillows among the decorations and my allergies flare.  Anyways, Elspeth got to sing with her Junior Choir and did a really good job.  She sang the whole song this time and actually looked up at the congregation every once in a while!  Very proud of her, and she had fun to boot!

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Elspeth got dolled up for baskets and egg hunt complete with an Easter bonnet.
Elspeth got dolled up for baskets and egg hunt complete with an Easter bonnet.
Katrine loved her new TsumTsum.
Katrine loved her new TsumTsum.
Our table decorations included these that Elspeth made at Sparks.
Our table decorations included these that Elspeth made at Sparks.

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MMMM!
MMMM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girls decorated cookies with their Grammy while the finishing touches were being put on lunch and then it was time to head out for a walk in the sunshine.  We managed to see a duck pair swimming on the nearby marsh, so will need to keep an eye open for signs of ducklings.  Oh, and Glenn managed to get the new tire on Elspeth’s new bike (hand me down bike complete with horn and streamers but now a new tire) so she had to take that out for a spin.  Katrine used the time to finish up some home work and relax.

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The rice kripsie squares are the work of my mom.
The rice kripsie squares are the work of my mom.

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Helping Baba get her new bike road ready.
Helping Baba get her new bike road ready.

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Then we capped the day off with a viewing of Zootopia. I enjoyed the movie on two levels.  First, it was just down right funny.  Second, it had a great message especially with what is going on currently.  Do not judge a group because of the actions of one member. Loved it and it sparked a wonderful discussion with the girls in the car home.  Hopefully they will carry that lesson with them.  Seems like an appropriate thing to discuss on Easter.

March Break

Our spring break started off with a bang.  We headed up to my parents for a most relaxing two day weekend.  The sun was shining and it felt just like spring.  The girls had a lot of fun outside and we all relaxed a little.  Monday during the day also went according to plan with Katrine off to skating and Elspeth to cooking class….and then the plan for Elspeth’s week went all to pot when she developed a high fever.  This meant cancelled playdates and cooking classes as well as missed fun.  It wasn’t all bad though.  I did introduce her to Jem (the cartoon) and she is eager to see more episodes.  Plus, she started feeling better in enough time for some outdoor time on Palm Sunday.  Katrine?  Aside from skating, she got to hang out with friends and was an angel in our church’s youth group play for the younger kids on Palm Sunday.  And me?  I watched a lot of Jem, managed to sneek in some time with friends and got caught up on paperwork.  Nothing exciting but also not horrible.

Helping Grandpum.
Helping Grandpum.
Helping mom too.
Helping mom too.
They made chocolate brownies with Grandmum.
They made chocolate brownies with Grandmum.
Snuck in some egg dying while the Tylenol was working.
Snuck in some egg dying while the Tylenol was working.
Of course, we had to mark St Patrick's Day.
Of course, we had to mark St Patrick’s Day.

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Our angel
Our angel
Helping Baba get her new bike road ready.
Helping Baba get her new bike road ready.

Leaping Fun

We like to celebrate fun days whenever we can.  This year we leaped into the Leap Year!  Yup, the girls were woken up by stuffed frogs leaping onto their heads (bet that is the only time leaping frogs will wake them up with smiles on their faces.)  Green Hawaiian punch in our lunch boxes.  We came home to a table decorated with our froggy friends and green iced cupcakes.  I did try to find cupcakes that looked like frogs but it wasn’t to be.  Hope that you all enjoyed the Leap Year too.

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Oh and as a bonus to this post, Elspeth asked that I add the photos of her and the challah that she made at Sunday School.  She has enjoyed it every day for lunch since!

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