We had a beautiful, peaceful, perfectly simple Easter weekend.
First: I be-bopped to Duluth Friday afternoon/evening.
I had some errands to run & stocking up to do, and I went down the big hill to see how spring is coming along on the big Lake (Superior.)
It was a cold evening!
Still Frozen at Canal Park:
When I arrived home, I found this sign taped to our door:
We had been "Egged!"
I have a very clever & thoughtful friend. :)
Saturday we were all home together and our kitchen was busy all day.
The kids were eager to color Easter eggs.
Johnathan, Lilly, & Beau LOVE eating hard boiled eggs.
We made a trial run at homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch.
Sunday morning couldn't have been more beautiful.
We woke to the smell of more cinnamon rolls in the oven.
So warm & peaceful, sunshine & birds happily singing all around us.
I sat on the porch drinking my chai while the kids searched for Easter eggs outside. Bliss.
The pond is still frozen, but those are SHORTS Eric is wearing below. It was so warm! The birds were so cheerful! Yes, even our bearded children still hunt for Easter Eggs.
I went for a walk & remembered we hadn't gotten the mail on Saturday. It was a special treat to find our mailbox loaded with good things.
This was my armload on the way up the driveway. Snail mail is such a happy thing.
We spent the midday at Granny & Grampa's red farmhouse with food & family.
Of course, there was plenty of candy throughout the day (and will be for a few days to come.)
Backing up to Easter eggs - we are lucky that our little hens are laying so well.
Chiquita is intent on sitting on eggs (we don't keep a rooster, though.. so sitting on them will get her nowhere.)
On Easter, my sister gave us a handful of eggs from their chickens that we hope might hatch into chicks.
We marked them & put them under Chiquita & she's sitting happily.
The kids are excited to see if anything peeps out a few weeks from now.
We usually fly kites on Easter, but it was too calm this year.
Today a cold wind is blowing again - good kite flying weather on the kids' last day off school.
Lilly in the backyard just a bit ago:
One more wonderful thing - the frogs came out to sing toward the end of our warm Easter day!
I realized many times over our weekend how meaningful it is to
me that we spend our holidays together, waking up at home, & doing
the simple things that we've always done. The childhood traditions we've carried out with our kids are ones I hope they have fond memories of to last their lifetimes.
Hope you've had some peace, sun, & springtime fun this holiday weekend, too!
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