Easter In Paradise Recap

We had a lovely Easter Sunday. I had to really step up on Saturday to get things done, but the girls helped. The first order of business on Saturday was to make the confetti eggs for Evangeline. This process spread out over the majority of the day, but the girls really liked making them. Heck, even Alex helped a bit.

They had a contest to see who could make the ‘best’ tie-dye egg.

While the girls dyed the eggs and cut the paper to make confetti (yes, I forgot to buy it), I worked on the plush unicorn I wanted for Evangeline’s basket. For an extra kick, the girls added some neon green glow powder that was left over from The Blacklight Run this past December.  Alex helped by keeping Evangeline out of trouble.

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By the end of the evening, all the eggs were colored and filled, and the unicorn was done. I even managed to make a birthday cake for Alex because his 16th birthday was on Sunday too. His celebration is this coming Saturday, but I wanted him to have something small with the family.

Easter morning was early for us. Lenore was the first to wake, and she quickly found her basket. Eventually Evangeline rose, and the girls had fun helping her find the small amount of eggs around the living room.

There were about 10 plastic eggs for the baby to find. Anything over that and she would lose interest.
There were about 10 plastic eggs for the baby to find. Anything over that and she would lose interest.

Once she located the eggs, it was time to go through the loot in the basket and enjoy a small breakfast with cinnamon rolls.

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We weren’t quite done with the eggs though. There were still the confetti eggs to enjoy. Raven and Lenore escorted the baby out to the garage, and it didn’t take long for Evangeline to catch on that it was ‘ok’ to break these eggs.

Fly!
Fly!

It took maybe 10 minutes for the eggs to disappear.

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Once the morning was over, it was time to get ready to head out. We were invited to a cook-out at Bellows Air Force Station. We have camped there in the past and it’s gorgeous.

Hello gorgeous beach! We camped here last year with friends.
Hello gorgeous beach! We camped here last year with friends.

Lenore managed to have fun in the waves. We didn’t bring her board because -I don’t know why. She was disappointed for about 30 seconds and then ran off to find some interesting beach junk covered in barnacles.

Barnacles!
Barnacles!

A larger wave managed to knock Evangeline down, so she was done with the ocean. She wasn’t too keen with the fact that Lenore was out there in the water, but she managed to calm down for some time and enjoy the sand. Alex and Raven stayed up at the cabin with the food. They’re not really impressed with the ocean anymore now that they’re too-cool-to-care-teens.

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In the early evening, we cleaned up and headed to the evening Mass at the Basilica downtown. It was a beautiful mass, and perfect way to wrap up the day.

The drive home was very quiet. 🙂

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