Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Traditions over the Years

                                                      Easter 2011 - Oh my, how tiny they were!

                   Easter 2015 - They have grown!  We've just finished decorating an Easter Bunny cake.
 Easter 2016 - What fun decorating Easter eggs and making and decorating Easter cupcakes.  This was about a three hour experience.  But, all were happy with the results at the end.  Sorry, I forgot to take a
photo of the cupcakes......
In the last few weeks, it has occurred to me that this might be the last year of "believing" in the Easter bunny.
Sebastian asked me recently if the Easter bunny and Santa talk to each other, among other things.  Matilda just looks at me with a quizzical look when I talk about the Easter bunny hiding all the eggs.......

It has been such a wonderful gift and blessing to have these little ones around to watch grow up.  

Of course we'll always dye eggs and have fun with that, but the days of their excitement and glee when they find an egg in the garden or the shock and awe when they find their baskets might not happen much longer.

Believe it or not, I'm a Traditional person.  I love all the memories of growing up and celebrating Easter with my family, first in Chicago as a wee tot and then in Louisiana.  It has always been a special time of the year.

Then when I had my own family, I do believe I still gave the kids an Easter basket, even when they were in high school and we always decorated eggs and went to church.  The other thing that was a tradition was to get a new outfit of clothes.  Why, I don't know, but I did growing up and I carried that on with my children and when I was in Houston, with those grandchildren.  To some degree, I've done that with Mati and Seb.

So, tomorrow at "o-dawn thirty"", the kids will be here to find those eggs they dyed along with a few plastic eggs that might or might not have a surprise inside that the Easter bunny hid and of course, their Easter baskets full of goodies. .  Then we'll have an Easter breakfast and......more memories will be made.

I'm a lucky "Grammy"! 


Peter Kouwenhoven said...

Yes you are a lucky Grammy, and the kids are great! And what a beautiful garden to go Easter egg hunting in.

Babs said...

Thanks Peter! You and Shelagh know better then many readers as you got to experience the garden.......
I know ya'll will have a wonderful Easter!

Retired Teacher said...

Hope you and your family have a very happy Easter!