Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter Bonanza

Sometimes I complain about living in this hot, not very pretty, kinda sketchy part of the state. But for the most part, I am VERY happy with our community - especially around the holidays.

Each year our community does something fun for the kids on Easter and Christmas.

Something entertaining that:
A.) I don't have to prepare
B.) It's free-ish (minus assoc. fees)

Here's Jack hunting for his fair share of eggs.
I think they need to change the name from "Easter Egg Hunt" to "Easter Egg With-your-eyes-wide-open-you-can-see-300-eggs". Not much hunting involved.

The kids with their loot.
I was very proud of them getting plenty of eggs to share with mommy until I opened them up and discovered to save costs this year they, the hunt authorities, must have sent away to India for this year's candy assortment. Not one piece I had ever seen in my life!

Easter bunny this year went with the color-coordinated theme.
Dad was very upset he did not have an ORANGE basket filled to the brim with Peanut Butter Eggs, I assume?!!?

(PS - we totally bought our kids 2 See's candy boxed assortments and ate them both before Easter. We are such loser Easter Bunnies. But really, do kids need See's candy anyway?)
Love this picture of Christ they both got for their rooms.
It's old school Mormon artwork that is very nostalgic for Troy and me.

The Easter Dinner Table
Our good friends, The Southwells, joined us for Sunday dinner. We shared the responsibilities and ended up with this menu that included exorbitant amounts of CREAM/BUTTER in most recipes:

Scalloped Potatoes
Broccoli Gratin
Frog eye Salad
Homemade Rolls
Coconut Cake
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Don't let the beauty of this cake fool you. I tried Ina Garten's recipe, but made a few bad alterations and ended up with a cake texture like sawdust. Great flavor, but it literally crumbled in your mouth. You should try the real recipe and let me know if it turns out. I will try it again the right way.

Hope your Easter was great.


Jay and Gwen Sessions said...

What a great Easter. Wish we could have been there. Looks like Jack and Lucy are having more fun than at Disneyland. This sure beats dragging you kids up in the dark and zooming to the local cemetary for the Easter sunrise and having a little message topped off with dried up sweet rolls and cold hot-cholocate.

Oler Family said...

I love Lucy's little outfit! What cute Easter baskets and I love the idea of giving them a picture of Jesus.

collette crew said...

love the color themed baskets- everything you do is cute. and I am assuming no news is good news and your kids survived the indian candy :)