So, Easter has come & gone and in less than week, it'll be my little lady's 6th birthday. That's insane... 6?!?!?
Anyway, let's focus on Easter for a moment and go through a little recap. I'm kind of in denial about my big girl turning another year older.
We typically have celebrated Easter with my MIL's side of the family and this year was no different. Well, of course it was very different in that it was our first Easter without my MIL. The first everything without her is really tough. She would have gotten the kiddos' Easter baskets and given us Easter gifts too - she was over the top loving with everything she did and spoiled us to pieces. I don't miss the stuff, but I miss her so very much. We carried on and did our best to have a fun Easter and celebrate the loving family we do have and I think we did a pretty good job. My FIL's side of the family joined us this year so we were ALL together and I think we all much preferred it that way!
I didn't capture as many photos as I normally do, but I got a few good ones.
We were at our house Easter morning and the kiddos happily dug into their baskets around 7am. They were so READY to see what the Easter Bunny brought.
They were pretty tickled with their bunny ears, candy, bubbles, and little loveys. I love how easy to please they are at this stage and how much JOY they have over the littlest things.
We headed out to my grandfather-in-law's pretty early - that's where all of our family festivities take place.
In addition to EATING lots and lots of delicious food, we did some egg hunting...
followed by the annual treasure hunt put together by my Aunt Paula. It is super cool. She hides clues all over the property and the kiddos (the middle/high school aged ones along with the littles) ride in a decorated golf cart clue by clue. Once they complete the treasure hunt, they get goody bags. It's a blast!
|treasure hunt in progress|
And, Easter wouldn't be Easter with our family without dessert. Too much dessert. Wait, that's not a thing. I don't believe in too much dessert!
I made these beauties:
Left: key lime pie
Right: Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle
Wanna know how to make 'em? It's so easy, it's ridiculous. I can even tell you RIGHT NOW!
Key Lime Pie
Ingredients: ready made graham cracker pie crust, 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup key lime juice, zest of key lime or regular lime, 4 egg yolks.
Directions: combine all ingredients listed after pie crust -- pour into pie crust -- bake at 375 for 20-25 min. until set. Refrigerate overnight. Yum. Garnish with whipped cream before serving.
Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle
Ingredients: chocolate pudding (prepare via an insant packet), brownie cubes (pie or make from mix), peanut butter mousse (whip together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup pb, 80z whipped cream cheese, and a few tbsp milk), cool whip, chopped mini pb cups
Directions: Layer it up! Mine went like this: brownie cubes, pb mousse, chocolate pudding, crushed pb cups, cool whip - repeat -- end with cool whip layer and sprinkle chopped pb cups over top. Refrigerate several hours before serving. Oh my YUMMMMMMMM
If you celebrate the holiday, I hope you and yours had a Happy Easter as well!