Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter 2006

I hope everyone had a good Easter. Ours was well. Started out going to church Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning.
On Saturday morning we had an Easter Egg hunt at our church. Can't say it was organized very well. There were three areas based on age and there was not enough eggs for everyone that came. So Jeffrey found one egg and Samantha did not find any. And once you found an egg you brought it back to see what you got. Jeffrey ended up with a bag of candy (yea, more candy - not!) and he shared with his sister, so she did not really know better.

Saturday was a gorgeous day, so we spent a lot of time outside.
Sunday we woke up to rain.. but amazingly it stopped while we were at church and also ended up being a beautiful day - though more windy and not as warm as Saturday.
Some pics of us:

Later on in the day my parents came over and the kids went on an Easter Egg Hunt. This time Samantha had a chance to find eggs.. and got about a 1/3 of them!

And then we got to dye Easter Eggs. Every year I had been planning on doing this but we would get so busy. This year I made sure to hard boil the eggs Saturday, so I knew we would have to do it on Sunday. The kids really enjoyed it, even if their mother was so worried that there would be quite the mess.

After we sat down to our first annual Non-Traditional Easter-Passover Dinner. Due to Dad not feeling well he couldn't do a Seddar so we encorporated parts of it into Dinner. If we do this again there is a lot of things we need to get. And nothing like eating traditional Passover foods like Charoset and Matzah and following it up with Ham (which Jews don't eat)! Ah well.. I said it was non-traditional.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday!



Roxanne said...

Adorable pics of the kids! I really love Samantha's dress and hat! Great family photo too. I also noticed Maggie is getting bigger..what a cute fluffball. Post some new ones of Max, please.

Pamela Lynn ~ flutterby7 said...

Great photos!

I just read an article about Christian Seders on MSNBC the other day (after having to look up what a seder was). Personally I think it's awesome that you can mix old tradition with new so the kids learn about everything.

Mel said...

Rox - I know.. I need to take a new one of Max.. since he is so big now.

Pamela - do you remember where that article is. Passover is such a big part of the Christian Easter story, that it was cool to combine them. Dh even wished I wouldn't have skipped parts of it (I thought people would get bored).

agent713 said...

LOL I love that you followed your Passover meal up with ham. Too funny :D

Great picture. I really like the ones of everyone dressed up. TFS.


Veronica in Aus said...

Great pics Mel - love Samantha's outfit - she is such a cutie :)

How cool that you could combine the traditions!

Nancy - nowimscrappin said...

Great pics and wonderful post. I love the ones that are full of photos.

Cheeky said...

Hi! Thanks for welcoming me to the bloggroll. Since I have been traveling I haven't had time to start visiting everyone's sites.

Yes, I am in MN. And I am adjusting. I see that you are a scrapper - me too! That is one thing that I have really missed is scrapping with my friends. I haven't found anyone in the neighborhood that scraps yet.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Great pics Mel - love Samantha's outfit - she is such a cutie :)