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By Tara Zandra | March 23, 2008

We had a lovely Easter today, if a bit too hot.

Tabitha asked me last night if she could wake us up if she was the first up. I told her no earlier than 7:30am and we put her clock in her bed with her. The child knocked on my door at 5 minutes til 7 and expressed surprise when I sent her back to bed. Considering her normal wake up time is nine or later, I thought that would be that. Nope. At the stroke of 7:30 she was back tapping at my door. Of course we had to get up since that was the agreed upon time. So I went to wake Daisy and our Easter was officially started.

First the girls checked out their baskets and they were both pleased with what they received. Tabitha loved the miniature dollhouse food and was thrilled to get the Barbie movie. Daisy loved her rubber ducky and was glad to get a little hedgehog since that’s just what she wanted, as she told me :) They each munched some jellybeans and then went in search of eggs.

All the real eggs were arranged in an arrow pointing the way to the backyard so out they went in PJs and Crocs, lol. They did very well and found all of the eggs without any hints. This is the first year we’ve done it outside and it seemed a bit too easy. Not sure we’ll do that again. Maybe a combination of inside and outside would be best.

After all eggs were found they opened up every single one. Tabitha somehow managed to find all the eggs with dollar bills in them except one. She she actually came away with $13 plus all the change and she seemed to find mostly quarters. She added her cash to what she had earned doing jobs for me and found she had enough to order pajamas for her American Girl doll. That’s what she had been saving for so she was very happy. Turns out the ones she wanted were on sale even so it was a good time. She gave me her money and I ordered them right away for her. Now she says she’s done working, lol.

Daisy told us she wanted to use her money on a boat at Target. I think it may be an obnoxious toy but she spoke with such joy at getting it that I won’t be able to say no. I’ll need to take her to Target to figure out what it is she wants.

Aside from change and dollars, some eggs had a bouncy ball, troll doll ring, or smiley face stamper inside and these were also met with enthusiasm.

All of our guests were here by 1:15 and we sat down to eat 2:00pm. My theme for the menu was color and I tried to make it as colorful as possible to celebrate spring. The menu was as follows:

Deviled eggs
Tortellini Salad with red, orange, and yellow peppers
Roasted asparagus
Mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy (not colorful, but flavorful)
Blueberry muffins (made by my mom)
Linguine with Alfredo sauce topped with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh parsley
Vegetarian Boca sausage
Peas and carrots
Purple cabbage salad
Spinach-stuffed mushrooms (should have gone with pesto stuffed, these did not live up to my standards)
Hawaiian rolls
Desert- Lemon Squares and Strawberry Shortcake

The food and conversation was plentiful and all in all I’d say dinner was a success :)

Now, onto pics of the dresses!




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4 Responses to “Easter”

  1. Mel Says:
    March 23rd, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Sounds great! And the girls are so adorable in their new dresses.

  2. Marion Goulding Says:
    March 24th, 2008 at 4:26 am

    I love the girls dresses!! I enjoyed your comment about it being a bit too hot….should have been where we are! LOL..

    At any rate…a belated Happy Easter to your family….


  3. Sandy Says:
    March 24th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    OMG I can not stop grinning at that picture of Daisy in her Easter dress!! Tabitha looks nice too, of course, but Daisy…. Oh my! : )
    Glad you had a nice holiday. Ours was chilly with some traces of leftover snow on the ground, but we can’t complain, at least we were able to be outside for our egghunt this year!

  4. Vanessa Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Very cute! I love the butterflies on Tabitha’s dress and the ducky on Daisy’s.

    Gillian didn’t want to wear a dress because she knew they were having a bounce house at her aunt’s party, but she found a nice, spring-like pair of pink capris at Target, so it all worked out. :)