We had a lovely Easter celebration last week.
To make our Sunday less hectic, we had the big ham dinner on Saturday night. This also provided plenty of leftovers for Sunday's lunch, without the hassle of having to cook at all.
For Sunday breakfast, I made hot cross buns the night before, which we served with hot cocoa.
Some of the buns I made into "bun-nies" (thank you, Pinterest), which was particularly popular with the younger kids.
For gifts, we continued the tradition of new dresses for the girls, and swim clothes for the boys.
I love this little dude! He is so precious!!
In addition, all children received new towels, so they could better keep track of them when they go swimming each day. I made these on my wonderful new embroidery machine. The kids decided that since the towels were so nice, they wanted to keep these as their "bathroom" towels, and keep using last year's beach towels when they go in the pool.
I'd like to say this officially opened the swimming season for us, but with Easter coming so late this year, it didn't. The boys have been going swimming every day for about a month now.
The girlies were all sweet and beautiful in their new dresses. I love having daughters! They are so precious to us.
Our church had a new record attendance of 172 that morning, which meant ice cream for all after the service. We also had a baptism.
It was a great day, and full of wonderful memories. And ham. Ah!
Of course, you are free to disagree - I just really don't wan to hear the arguments from that camp again because it gets old.
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. (Romans 14:5)