Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend

We celebrated Liam’s first Easter this last weekend.

Happy Easter 2013

We enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. It was the warmest day so far this year!

While we had planned on attending an Easter Egg hunt at one of our favorite local parks on Saturday afternoon, we were a bit overwhelmed at the enormous crowd of people we discovered upon arrival. We knew that Liam wouldn’t know the difference, so we decided to head up to the swings instead.

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Liam loves to swing. I think we might need to invest in one for our yard this summer.

We then took a walk through the neighborhood. If I could choose anywhere to live in Spokane, I think it would be in this area. The houses are beautiful and have so much character. And to have such a wonderful park to frequent when ever we wanted would make up for the lack of yard space.

These bright flowers were just blooming. I thought Liam might find them interesting…but I think was more into the old crusty leaves. Note to self, this will be the year you plant bulbs!

spring blubs

We finished the loop through the park and packed up the car. Liam was passed out before we even pulled out of the parking lot. I can’t wait to spend many more days at the park with him. He loves to be outside exploring.

The next morning Liam opened his Easter Basket.

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Instead of sugary candy, it was filled with a new pair of Keen shoes, a summer hat, sunglasses, a knitted bunny hat, bubbles and a froggy filled with “cheerios'”.

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Easter Basket Cherios

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After tearing the basket apart, we got dressed and headed to Mass at St. Joseph's in Otis Orchard’s. We have been talking about going to Church for years. I was raised Catholic, but unfortunately have never been very good about attending mass, except for Christmas and Easter. I always used silly excuses about not knowing which church to go to or not knowing anyone  in Spokane who was Catholic to tag along with.  Well it just so happens that Liam’s child care provider is Catholic and invited us to Easter Mass at her church. Stan and I both felt instantly welcomed and were excited to see so many the other young families! We have decided to start going to mass regularly and becoming part of the St. Joseph's parish.

After Mass they had an Easter egg hunt for the kids. See we didn’t miss out after all!!

The littles were inside, so no worries about crawling through the damp grass. Way better than the park for sure!

Liam collected 3 eggs, but it took some encouragement to get him to go after them.

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Liam’s “big sister” Annabelle. She is the daughter of Liam’s child care provider. Liam adorers her!

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My two handsome dudes!! Matching in their blue :)

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After the egg hunt we headed home for a proper Easter dinner that my Grandma would be proud of.

Easter Dinner

I have to admit this was thrown together at the last minute…as in Saturday afternoon I decided what I was making. However, I was super impressed with how well it all turned out.

We had this ham in the freezer from our CSA last year. I defrosted it over night and then put it in the crock pot in the morning, sprinkled with a half a cup of brown sugar. I roasted some asparagus in olive oil and salt. Made these amazing scalloped potatoes. And to top if off I whipped up some of my Grandma’s famous honey mustard sauce. It all turned out great!

Liam seemed to really enjoy it too!

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I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Weekend!!

1 comment:

  1. How fun! Thanks for sharing. - G-Pa

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