We had roast lamb for dinner on Easter Sunday, and as usual I enjoyed setting the table. I tried to keep things fairly simple, and just used the painted eggs as a center piece. Did any of you try making those? I'd love to see your results if you did! We didn't do Easter baskets this year, but I did make sure that everyone got a little chocolate bunny. Next year I will make sure to buy the pretty Lindt ones earlier. We made most of our Easter preparations on Saturday (I know, I know...) and the shelves at Target (and Walmart and Macey's) were just wiped for candy.
I found a tutorial for these bunny napkins, which Nick very graciously helped me make. He liked to do origami as a kid, and I liked to do things that required zero patience and very little attention span. Marriage is a beautiful thing.
The highlight of our Easter was Espen's Easter egg hunt. We filled six eggs with things like Annie's Bunny Grahams, fruit leather and a few Legos. And M&M's, which were a huge hit with Espen. Then we placed them around the living room in fairly obvious locations so he could find them. Let me promise you that it did not take long for him to figure out what the aim of the game was! At first he was just delighted to have six new shiny toys to play with (which he calls "balls" or "apples"), but then when we showed him that there were toys inside, life could not get much better.
Until, of course, we presented him with a new box of Legos.
It was a lovely, relaxing weekend with family, and we had so much fun showing Espen a few traditions. As he gets a little bit older, we hope to teach him a bit more about the religious nature of Easter, but until then, it's lovely to just spend time together.
How was your Easter?