Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our Easter Weekend

I wanted to share a few photos of our Easter weekend activities since I mentioned them last week.  It was a pretty low-key weekend.  We were mostly just excited that Adam was home with us for the weekend that we spent most of our time just hanging out together.

One of the things we did was to color Easter eggs.  I bought a dye kit for the kids to use and I made a handful of natural dyes for myself.  First of all, the kids love coloring eggs.  They could color them everyday and not tire of the process.  Jax colors one right after the other, Zander waits until they reach a lovely shade, and Adisson takes a looooong time to get his just right.  Adam and I colored a few as well (all the cracked ones!) and had a great time with the kids.

My little ham and his brother sporting SEVERAL paracord bracelets.
Zander's creations.
Brothers.
Cute, huh?!

Finished product.  The first two (vertical) rows are J's,
followed by Adisson's, and the last two rows are Z-Wally's.

Mom's Natural Dyes.
Coffee (top left), grape juice, beet juice, and paprika.

I also wanted to make a few yummy desserts for the kids.  I had seen this gorgeous Easter grass cake sometime last week and I had to try it.  The grass is edible!  It was pretty easy, but a little time consuming.  I think it turned out really well, but just for your information, the grass isn't particularly yummy.  It's not gross, but it's not like you're going to pick off all of the grass and eat it first.  :)

Edible Easter grass cake.
I wanted to make a dessert that I knew the boys would love so I made birds nests out of Cocoa Krispies.  They LOVE Rice Krispies, so I thought they would be a hit.  They like them, but the lure of Easter candy is stronger than their love of Cocoa Krispies.  They do sneak the eggs off of the nests and eat them, though.

Cocoa Krispies Bird Nest with gumball eggs.
And finally, I saw this recipe on Saturday morning and I KNEW I had to give it a try.  If you have read my blog before, you know we are fans of Minecraft.  When I saw someone had made Creeper Peeps, I wanted so badly to wow my boys with them!  This wasn't a particularly difficult recipe, but definitely time consuming (of course).  Sadly, the boys don't love them as much as I hoped they would.  They love the look of them, but one claims they are too "marshmallow-y" and other complains that they are too "green sugary" so there's no pleasing everyone! :)

Minecraft "Creeps"

So, all in all, our Easter was like most every other holiday---just the five of us.  It makes me sad that we don't have the chance to spend holidays with family, but I'm always grateful for every holiday that we get to spend together---just the five of us.  :)

2 comments:

  1. Happy Easter Mcghee Family! Loved the pictures and all the desserts you made. The mine craft peeps were my fav.

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    1. Thank you, ma'am! You, dear, are my fave!! :)

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