Family Easter Traditions4.01.2016
family easter traditionswe did this year. and they were so much fun!Easter this year was so much fun! now that my kids are getting older, they are way more into the holidays and get super excited for every little detail and activity. so, when easter morning finally arrived, my littles were beyond thrilled and woke up bright and early to start the holiday fun.
of course, dave and i were completely exhausted. so we told the kids they had to come snuggle in our bed until the sun was up. there was definitely some protesting and wrestling that took place but luckily, they were pretty good sports about it and no one ended up with a bloody nose that morning. haha!
when the sun was finally up, dave and i let our little loose in the house so they could find their easter baskets. staying true to our family easter traditions, each basket had uniquely flavored soda, handcrafted toy, marshmallow peeps, bubbles, and a chocolate bunny. as for dave and i, our baskets were filled with the good stuff that we hoard for almost six months...cadbury chocolate eggs, european chocolates and some reese's peanut butter eggs. once everyone had gone through their baskets, we put on our jackets and rain boots (the newest accessory my kids have to wear any place they go!) and went out side for an easter egg hunt.
growing up, one my family easter traditions consisted my parents (aka the easter bunny) assigning me and my siblings a specific color of easter egg to find. which i still carry on today with my own littles because it keeps things more organized and fair. allowing each kid, and parent, to just enjoy the fun of finding eggs instead worrying about running around like crazy people; trying to grab as many eggs as they can and then having to deal with tears because they didn't get as many as their brother or sister did.
seriously, this concept is such a sanity saver for every member of the family!
one new family easter tradition i did add to our annual easter morning egg hunt is the golden egg. i decided to try it out for the first time during the egg hunt we had for our sunny bunny easter picnic and it was such a huge success that i decided to incorporate it into our own family easter traditions and filled it up with $5 and a darling wind up chick. emi found it hidden in a planter this year and was super excited for the wind up toy but could have cared less about the $5. and poor isaac tried really hard to be happy about his sister finding the golden egg. haha.
to finish off the morning, we had our traditional easter morning breakfast party.
staying true to our family easter traditions, i decorated the table with our spring table cloth, vintage dish ware, woven plate chargers, fabric napkins, and the easter eggs my family had dyed the day before.
it was so much fun to see how excited the littles were about our "fancy table" and them trying to use their very best "fancy manners"; making sure to put their napkins on their laps and wait as patiently as they could to be served breakfast.
however, emi and zachary couldn't restrain themselves from clinking their orange juice filled glasses together and saying, "cheers!" (something we do to start off every "fancy meal" that we have) and just before we were about to start breakfast, they had spilled their orange juice all over our table. dave was a little flustered by the whole event, but i had anticipated some form of a disaster happening because that's how our family rolls with any that we do. so i was prepared for the minor chaos that unfolded around us. haha.
once the orange juice disaster was cleaned up. we finally go to eat our traditional easter breakfast that consisted of strawberries and homemade whipped cream, bacon, and homemade easter bunny cinnamon rolls.
though i have so much fun with the commercial side of this holiday, the thing i love most about easter is the true meaning of this holiday. so, as my little family and i sat around the table for our easter morning breakfast party, dave and i talked with the kids about the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and why it should be the thing we focus on most this time of year. though my kids are still young, they were all able to listen and understand what we talked about, and my heart burst for the the pure and unfailing love they had for Christ.
when breakfast was over, we finished up our day by going to church, meeting up with my family for easter dinner, and going to bed with tummies overfilled with way too much candy. haha!
easter was simply wonderful this year. and i hope your's was too!
P.S. if you just watch my periscope for alt summit, you can view the blog post i mentioned, H E R E.