Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Memories

I suppose yesterday's post of reflecting on things "way back when" has got me reminiscing....and especially about Easter celebrations when the kids were little ones. Some of the fun (or silly) things we did every year...or just the little things we always looked forward to at Easter.

Our Easters were spent at my parents home in North Carolina - that, by itself, was something to look forward to....Mimi and G-Daddy's house! My mom always bought the kids matching outfits. This wasn't too terribly difficult with just the first two - brother/sister outfits - but when there were three..that was a bit more of a challenge but she was always up to the challenge. They were, of course, adorable!

Something else that we always looked forward to at the grandparent's house was an Easter pinata! Yes, we had baskets and even egg hunts but the pinata stole the show!! We had whatever pinata we could find that was remotely spring-like..but just yesterday I saw an actual Easter-themed pinata (no doubt, Mimi was just way ahead of her time!)

Once the kids were just old enough, our Easter baskets were hidden and you had to solve a riddle of clues to find your basket. Trust me, writing up individual riddles for each of the three kids was almost too much of a challenge! Believe it or not, one thing we never did at our house was dye eggs...not once! Go figure.

Yes, believe it or not, we did focus on the resurrection...and we had some fun, too. I just thought I'd share a few of my favorite Easter memories from the past. What are some of your traditions??? I'd love to hear about them.

3 comments:

  1. An Easter pinata! How FUN!!

    I gather from one of your earlier posts you are in the D.C. area....
    There is a blog I have been following for a week or so that you might be interested in.

    A woman from Alabama was in DC a couple of weeks ago on a business trip - 24 weeks pregnant at the time. Her water broke and she is in the hospital there and will be until delivery. 900 miles from home!

    Their story and all God has done so far is amazing. It didn't occur to me until today when I read her post about cherry blossoms and thought about your post about cherry blossoms and sort of put 2 & 2 together that you may be in the same area. :)

    Thought you might be interested.

    http://beauandbrittanydaniel.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey, Sweet Sister!

    I'm not sure if you could call this a tradition, since we only did it a few times with the boys.. but I enjoy making the Easter Story cookies with them. Have you ever tried those? It's a neat way to help them identify with what our LORD went through and ends with an AWESOME illustration of how the grave is EMPTY! You can find this for yourself at...

    http://www.dltk-bible.com/recipes/easter_story_cookies.htm

    Have a WONDERFUL week, my friend!

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  3. those sound like fun traditions. let's see when i was little my mom and i, then several years later, it was my mom, me and my sister, would dye eggs the night before Easter, she always had a pretty outfit for me, there was an egg hunt on Easter morning, Easter baskets with candy and some little gifts, Easter dinner cooked by my mom and both families (my dad's and my mom's sides) came for dinner. I'm sure I'm leaving something else out, but that's the general idea!

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