Happy Easter to you! Why are we saying Happy Easter? Because someone said it well, Christ is worth celebrating despite our present circumstances. What Christ did for us on the cross is more than we can ever ask and more than we deserve. We should be forever so thankful (Isaiah 53). Some affiliate links are used in this post for your convenience.
What did your Easter look like? We stayed at home like most of you probably did (I spoke to someone who was going to family’s house). So I’m not sure what that looked like for others. But here is how we celebrated the day (there’s a video at the bottom of this post).
Easter At Home
My 7 year old and I tip-toed downstairs to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast. That lasted all about 5 minutes before the other kids got up and were downstairs, too. They sat around the couch then the dining table and did some drawing and then played with putty.
Then we had breakfast. My husband loves a side of bacon along with his cinnamon rolls on special occasion days (if cinnamon rolls are on the menu). So we did that too.
After breakfast, my husband taught the Resurrection story to the children. We all then sat around the table coloring pictures related to the story. It was so much fun! Although, we did have a meltdown from coloring mistakes. All our Easter and Good Friday art work:)
Then my husband and I tuned in to the watch our churches’ Easter service online. The kids sat close to us playing with their legos. I thought it was also a good time to comb the girls hair while listening to the service.
NB: I thought the we’d get all dressed up for and have “formal” church with the kids but we didn’t. A relaxing breakfast, devotions, online church with our PJ’s was just fine. I decided that we didn’t need to go through the hassle, after all. Sometimes, moms we tend to make ourselves do extras just for the “fun” of it. You know, eating and doing church in our pajamas made the day feel less anxious. We were able clean up and get get changed afterwards.
We also cleaned up the living and family rooms so things could look somewhat orderly before opening the baskets. The kids had changed into pretty clothing for Easter. I bought the girls dresses sometime during the winter and I’m so glad I did. They are so pretty and the loved wearing them. Our little boy’s shirt was bought last Easter, I believe, but he’d never worn it. So we decided that would be a good time to put it on since I always buy his clothes a size or two up. They all looked so cute.
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But before opening the eggs they wanted to help me set the dinner table. I thought it was looked great just the way the did it. I only moved their cups to the right side so they won’t spill their drinks over.
The part they’ve been patiently waiting for. They opened their eggs and played while I finished cooking.
As you can probably tell, the kids were so excited to open up their gift baskets. If I may say so myself, I really loved how the baskets turned out this year. I think staying at home made me get more creative with them. In their baskets:
- 1 Book
- 1 Small Easter bunny
- 1 Egg/Bunny filled with gum eggs
- 1 Kinder Joy Chocolate with a small toy inside
- 1 Bottled Lollipop
- 1 Large Egg filled with Smarties Candy
Their larger toy that couldn’t fit in the baskets
- 1 Shopkins Little Secrets Shop (1 for each girl)
- 1 Roaring Black Panther toy (for boy)
In their special jars – See how we made the jars here.
- 1 Small egg with a Caramel Cadbury Egg (for each girl)
- 1 small egg filled with Totsie Fruit Chews (for each girl)
- 2 small eggs filled with Totsie Fruit Chews (for boy – he dosen’t do chocolate)
While they were opening their gifts and then playing with them, my husband went outside to “hide” some eggs.
Once my husband was done putting the eggs outside, the kids headed out to find them. They couldn’t stop running – not sure why cause it was only the three of them with enough eggs for all. Plus, all their baskets were the same size so if one kid got way too much then we’d just have him or her give some to the others. So not sure why they were running. I guess from all the excitement!!
They opened their eggs and played while I finished cooking. The eggs were not filled with candy – they were filled with little toys. Let me discuss this for a minute.
We always do an egg hunt around the house and sometimes, we hide some eggs inside the house too. I don’t usually like pre-made toy-filled eggs since what comes in them is usually a bunch of little toys that they kids seem to enjoy for just a second. For that reason, I use candy to fill the eggs and buy my own little toys to fill their baskets but sometimes, it ends up coming out a little too pricey.
However, this time, I ordered some toy-filled eggs online. But first, I had to take a good look at the toys that would come in them to make sure they weren’t just a bunch of little use-less items. They looked good enough so I ordered. The pack came with 100 eggs. In the eggs were little build-able chicks in nests, stuffed bunnies, rings, etc. The kids really loved them and expressed how they thought the toys were sensible. Win! This is what I ordered here.
What I thought was just a few things on the menu somehow turned out like a whole big dinner. How does this always happen? I even got a head start so I wouldn’t spend long hours trying to cook. I don’t think I did this time. I guess what I pre-made plus what I made on the same day added up. It was delicious, though! The girls and I made a carrot and a cheesecake the day before.
On the menu:
- Cherry Glazed Ham
- Cheesy Baked Potatoes
- Baked Mac N Cheese
- Corn on the Cob
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Some Deviled Eggs
- Homemade Lemon-Lime Aid
- Carrot Cake
But before we ate, us parents got showered and our clothes changed into something a little bit more presentable for Easter. Lunch (late lunch) was quite delicious says everyone at the table. Moms, you know how good it makes you feel when your hubby and kids compliment your cooking!
We finally, cleaned up the table and dishes and headed upstairs to relax for the rest of the afternoon/evening. The kids played then we invited them to watch something on their electronics if they wanted to. Our 9 year old chose that option while the younger two found entertainment in their new toys.
If you ask me, I’d say it turned out pretty well. The most exhausting part was giving the gifts and hiding the eggs along with taking pictures in the kids Easter clothing. Ha!
So tell me, how was your Easter? Did you start off the day with some enrichment from the Word of God whether it be via on online service or your own personal family devotions? Did you do eggs and baskets for your little ones?