A reader wrote to me shortly before Easter asking if I’d share what we do to celebrate Easter. Our Easters are much less predictable than our Christmases, but I thought I could at least share what we did this particular year.
On Good Friday, we attended the service at our church (well, Mr. FG and I participated…I played the piano and he ran sound). Since we’re kind of essential personnel, our attendance at this service is pretty faithful. 😉
On Saturday morning, Mr. FG had to work as usual, but the kids and I headed down to the pier with many of our neighbors for a community egg hunt.
Ivy makes a great egg hiding place!
There were sack races and other games for the kids.
Zoe wasn’t too sure about this whole sack-racing thing.
On Saturday night, my husband and I had a grand time stuffing a big pile of plastic eggs with candy, and on Sunday morning before church, we sent the kids to the office while we hid eggs all over the house.
It is our practice to hide the eggs in different zones given the disparity in our children’s ability to find hidden objects (!).
Zoe’s were in her room, and Lisey’s were hidden in the room she shares with Sonia.
Sonia’s eggs were in the living room.
Which has more hiding opportunities than one might think.
Mr. Frugal Girl hid all of Joshua’s eggs in his room, which means that they were delightfully hard to find. Since I was busy helping Sonia and Zoe with their hunting, my camera and I didn’t really make it into Joshua’s room. I only took one really bad photo of him, unfortunately, and no good ones. I’m sorry, bud! I’ll follow you around next year…promise.
Using these plastic eggs means we don’t have to buy that dreaded Easter grass and it also means that we don’t have to buy individually packaged candy.
We just buy big bags of jelly beans and M&Ms and divvy them up in the eggs.
We did put Peeps inside some of the eggs, of course.
After we finish the egg hunt, we usually let our kids eat some candy, and then all the rest of the eggs go into a big bowl on our kitchen table. Our kids are allowed to choose one egg after lunch and one after dinner, which is our usual modus operandi with candy anyways.
We went to church on Easter morning just like we do every other Sunday, and afterwards, we went to my brother’s house to have dinner with my side of the family. I did bring my camera, but since I was busy chatting with family, the only pictures I have are of the supremely adorable babies that were in attendance.
So, dear inquisitive reader, there you have it!
What Easter traditions do you have?