Saturday, April 23, 2011

Holy Saturday

It's Holy Saturday, which means Easter is tomorrow! I don't know about you, but I'm really excited!!

Today we, like millions of people across the world, dyed Easter eggs.

Concentrating Pal.

Bean's "friends" helping out.

We used rubber bands to make stripes and crosses. 

The ever so important adding of the stickers.

We also made holders for them by cutting up the cartons, gluing two of the cups back to back and painting them with craft paint. I think they will look nice with our centerpiece tomorrow.

After this we headed to our church for an Easter food blessing and an Easter egg hunt. The kids gathered the eggs, but we told them they can't open them until tomorrow. Seriously, these kids have so much to look forward to and to do tomorrow!

They don't really hunt for the eggs, as you can see... it's more like a scramble.

No parents allowed in the tent. (Notice the jackets--they moved the "hunt" inside the tent because it was snowing today!) Bean is in the back right thanks to the advice of her father to rush to the back because everyone else with start up front. Good advice, good advice.

Pal with his loot.

Afterwards we tried to get a good picture with Fr. Peter, a difficult task because Pal is pretty sure he is a superhero and would rather talk with him.

This is the best we could do.

What's left for the day is making Easter Story Cookies, which use ingredients to tell the passion story. Then you put them in the heated oven, turn the oven off and go to bed. In the morning there is a sweet surprise... hallow (empty tomb) cookies! It is pretty ingenious and I wish I knew who created them because they are really cool.

I'm off to make overnight chocolate french toast and quiche for tomorrow's brunch after mass!


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