A lazy morning followed by hours sofa surfing in pyjamas... Yes, Easter weather didn't offer much possibilities to hang out outside as the rain never seemed to stop falling. So a pyjamas day it was. Mostly. Computer surfing and game playing. TV watching and magazine flicking, crochet and coffee sipping, Lego building and paper doll cutting... And an Easter Egg Hunt, of course. I almost forgot this big event and rushed the whole lot to get dressed (!!!) and bundled up for some "fresh" rainy air.
Me myself spent a good hour rushing around outside hiding clues in the rain, both near and far. My effort paid off as the joy of watching my now rather grown up crowd of kids, searching for clues in anticipation of finally finding the treasured Easter eggs filled to the brim with candy, was just as rewarding as I expected. Bonus points to Mama was given with lots of hugs, smiles and cuddles. The greatest prize for a mother.
We decided to get a bit crafty after the lazy start of the day, and boiled some eggs to paint and decorate. I love painting eggs. It is something soothing and relaxing drawing with pens on a round shape in white. Color therapy on high level of course. We made some simple egg cups from old toilet rolls and decorated them with Washi tape. We have some eggs left and I'm looking forward to paint some more. I really like our flower theme we have this year.
We are not believers and I am not a big huge fan of Easter to be honest, but the Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Egg Painting can not be neglected. I have such great childhood memories from these activities at my Dad's summerhouse. And he always prepared a big dinner with a baby lamb roast and the most delicious coffee gravy served with the mashed potatoes and cooked vegetables. But with no extended family around and a husband at work, me and the kids stick to simplicity. We are keeping it small and nice. Quiet and calm.
Today the sun is out and I think I'll start out by pinning some laundry outside and later on I'll take the kids for a bike ride. And maybe next year I'll prepare a big roast dinner with coffee gravy and invite some friends. But for now a simple dinner will do. Happy Easter!
PS: Easter Egg Hunt: I usually prepare 10-15 clues on pieces of paper and hide them well (!!!) in different places, both outside and inside. Here are a few example:
CLUE: "Where we bake" - HIDING PLACE: Oven, in the baking dry goods cupboard, baking tray.
CLUE: "Your favorite pants" - HIDING PLACE: In the pocket of the child's favorite pants.
CLUE: "Take me to church la la la..." - HIDING PLACE: The bee hive church in our backyard.
CLUE: "Waiting for something from abroad/online..." - HIDING PLACE: Mailbox
It is really fun. Even for grown ups. But pay attention and hide your clues in the right order... And don't make it to simple. Kids are smarter than you think... :)