What a whirlwind Easter weekend was for our family. From an early morning adventures to two different farms to church and family dinner and egg hunts in between. As soon as Evie knew it was Easter she was asking if we were doing anything. She was thrilled to learn that we would be doing lots… while we hope that busy days would mean she and her sister might nap or at least go to bed on time.
We drove out to Chilliwack to visit a farm on Friday so the girls take part in their egg hunt. Loved that they filled the apple orchard with empty eggs and told the kids to go find some and then they were to come back and send the eggs down a slide and into a basket. Once they had completed this each kid received a little goody bag. It made the egg hunting part not be competitive and each child got something. After naps in the afternoon, we headed over to visit with the girl’s grandparents. Evie wanted to decorate Easter eggs over there. For some reason, we were crazy enough to trust them with food colouring. We only had one big spill.
The next day we did get to sleep in a bit because the farm we wanted to go to on Saturday morning wasn’t open til later. We were glad everyone had worn boots because the weather kept going back and forth from sunny to rainy. This farm is special to us, we visit every year. From Evie walking holding onto just our fingers and having our maternity photos taken there a few weeks before Addie’s arrival. We love visiting this farm. There was one problem though, Addie kicked her boots off when on the hay ride which resulted in Jason going back to retrieve it and stepping in something that was not mud. The car did not smell the freshest on the drive home. We had a quiet evening at home watching Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo with the girls.
Sunday was the day we were really looking forward to. Remembering that He is risen. Christmas and Easter are some of our absolutely favourite times to be at church. It means a lot to us as Christians. In Sunday School the kids learned about Easter through resurrection eggs. Before church, the girls go to see and go through their little Easter baskets. In the afternoon, we headed over to visit at Tamara’s parent’s house again. It was time for family dinner. We brought angel food cake with berries and whip cream for dessert. Tamara’s mom outdid herself with the dinner she put together: salmon, maple short ribs, mashed potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and buns. The table was extended to fit more people around it with Tamara’s sister and her husband and another of Tamara’s sisters all being there. The girls loved having so much family around. We also saved their Easter egg hunt to do there. We kept it simple and just spread the eggs out on the ground. After dinner, there was even a walk over to the park. Time spent with family was just what we all needed.
We wrapped up Easter weekend with a busy day. Evie was invited to an egg hunt by a friend of her preschool. In the afternoon we had been invited to visit Tamara’s Nana and have the girls take part in an egg hunt there. The girls love their Great Nana so much, it’s wonderful to see them all together. The girls both crashed in bed very early, which came as no surprise after the busy weekend they had.
Now to figure out what to do with the chocolate stash they now have? We’re liking the candy day idea where they get to pick a couple pieces to enjoy when “candy day” rolls around. For us, that would likely be when we have family movie night.
How was your Easter?