Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Belated Easter

Jenelle has been on me lately about my poor job of blogging!
She told me I haven't even blogged about Christmas!
But I checked and she's wrong!
I took care of that in January!

But I have left out a few in between then and now, so I'm playing a little catch up!

Ivan and Jenelle (and mom) did a little Easter egg dyeing.

That's a crazy person...look at the eyes!
 Crazy is always in the eyes!!
Anyway, it's plain old Paas dye for us!
We've tried others, but this is the best!
After coloring eggs, there was some Easter nest making.
Jenelle took charge of this responsibility.
Can you figure out which is her Easter nest?
I'll give you a hint and tell you that the amount of flowers is equal to the amount of involvement!

Just like last year, Pounce and I both witnessed the Easter bunny!
I even captured the critter on film, but I don't think its time to reveal its identity!

Eggs were everywhere the next morning!
And they were all found!

I'm not much for keeping "decorations" out for long.  
Christmas trees would be put up on December 26th in a perfect world.
Pumpkins tossed on November 1st.
I like the holidays...I just like for them to be over too.
But, as I was collecting the Easter baskets and getting ready to put them back in their tubs, I started thinking about how special they really are.
I explained, in last year's blog post, how each basket came to be, but I didn't really explain how precious they are.
How I think they represent a really special young and free time in my children's life.

I remember hunting eggs when I was a child...and then, at some point...not.
But I never forgot my Easter basket!
I'm not sure where it is or where it went, but I remember what it looked like and I remember many of the wonderful things that it held over the years.
The most important thing it held was the joy and amazement of childhood!
And as these years go by with my children, I see how fast and fleeting that time is...and it breaks my heart just a little bit.

Aaaaand then we ate asparagus.
That is all.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! After I wipe away this sentimental tear from your Easter basket reflections I'll be ready for an "Amen" on the removal of holiday clutter.