Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Easter 2012

We did exactly what I said we would do in my last post.We went to church (and the kids did so well considering there was no family church), we saw family and friends (and socialized way more that we , thought we would), ate a whole lot of very tasty food and all the rest.

It started on Thursday night when Hunter grilled the most divine steak for the two of us.On Friday we went to church, had brunch with my mom , a bit of an afternoon rest and made paper mosaic crosses. Hunter's cousin and his family came over for our Catholic tradition of fish on Good Friday. He made snoek on the fire, with roosterkoeke and home made bread. It was a beautiful day. Just nice and relaxing.
Mr C's cross
On Saturday the Princess was invited to play at a friend and when I dropped her off for her play date we got invited for a braai the evening, which turned into our latest evening out with the kids ever (we left for home at about 1:30). It was great to make some new friends with the parents of her friends. I just loved the evening - relaxing and casual. During the day we treated the boys to ice cream at the Spur - it was great to spend a bit of time just me, Hunter and the boys. And we had a great nap. We should really spend more one on one time with each of the kids.

On Sunday we went to church and as Saturday was so busy and we never got around to make baskets, we quickly made some easy ones with old washing powder tubs and eater paper I printed out in the office during the week.

The bunny was hence delayed in his delivery (we notified him as such on Facebook on the Princess' request - according to her everybody is on Facebook including the Easter bunny) and he only came ofter nap time, but then the hunt was on. He was rather clever in hiding eggs.

The hunt was on! The Princess even found an egg shaped pebble (by chance)

 She divided the eggs and I was totally surprised when they each gave dad and egg out of their baskets and ate only one items before playing through the rest of the afternoon.

At 5 our friend S and the kids came (his wife I is on a tour of Europe with her mom) and Hunter made the most stunning venison burger patties - we had a very relaxing evening together and E slept over.

Monday morning saw belated Easter egg decorating with this cute set I bought at Woolworths for R22 - a total bargain - has colouring tablets, stickers and stencils with edible ink markers. It was huge fun and we all had an egg for breakfast.

 The rest of the day was spent playing and playing and when L decided to take a nap (he has a rather crappy cold) the others left to drop off E and have a swim (their pool is heated and still at a very nice 29 degrees C). So when he woke up the two of us baked Hayley's Brilliant Condensed Milk cookies with our Big Blue handmade cookie stamp! A winner recipe.(Here in my granny's Joko tea tin - an heirloom I love)
It was truly a great weekend. So how was yours? (Unless I have read it all on your blog)

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  1. I love that Egg-hunting baskets you made for the children. I would have never thought about those.
    A great weekend you all had - it's so cool to make new friends. Glad that you two clicked with your daughter's friend's parents.

  2. Wow! Sounds like a great Easter weekend!!!! Love the pics and the Easter baskets!

  3. Those egg hunting baskets turned out perfect! I love the Princess thinks the Easter Bunny is on Facebook - Princess Nagger thinks so too. ;) Looks like the perfect Easter weekend! :)

    Easter Egg Family Time

    1. Here in South Africa one of the TV stations had an advert with "Gary the toothfaerie" - who actually has a facebook page (go search him) so maybe it's not that far fetched of an idea (and lo and behold - I just searched and indeed the Easter Bunny has a page!

  4. Sounds like you had a super weekend! The baskets turned out so nicely - what a clever idea.

  5. Sounds like a great Easter!

    Had a good chuckle about the Easter Bunny on FB! :D

    Love your Easter baskets!

  6. sounds like a lovely holiday weekend.
    What a sweet girl your princess is to share like that.
    (and your meals all sound delicious!)

    1. LOL! Debi, we actually said right from the start that they have to share - a 7 year old vs a 4 year old can not be fair

  7. Looks like you all had a lovely Easter!

  8. I love your baskets! You are so clever, and the paper mosaics too - good for fine motor skills - I'm going to tell Nanny S to do with the babies :)

    I also love that you had a lovely evening with new friends - sounds like BLISS!

  9. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend - Ours was also very chilled - did not do much at all... Now everyone is back in routine - back to work and kids are back at school from today...Lots of love

  10. Such a relaxed weekend! I'm in love with that tea tin, I have a thing for vintage. :)

  11. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Love the craft things you did!

  12. What a lovely way to spend easter. :-)

  13. Love your baskets. What a clever way to re-purpose those washing powder tubs!
    We also do Catholic Good Friday. Lunch at my Mother included fried hake, salad, seafood pasta and a prawn curry, Was DELISH!
    Sounds like you had a FANTASTIC Easter weekend. Love it.


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