We decided to color eggs on Friday, since my MIL had come up to help me get the house ready for our festivities on Sunday and I thought she would enjoy it. Turns out she had not colored eggs in years and was excited to make a few with the boys.
On Sunday morning the boys were excited to see what the Bunny brought. They were happy to see some new baseball gear, books and some candy.
Charlie had to work, so dinner was planned for later in the day. That gave me plenty of time to prep the meal and get some yummy appetizers in the oven. We had a nice spread of hot and cold munchies, including the crowd favorite stuffed mushrooms, which rivaled the delicious bacon wrapped tator tots that my Aunt brought.
I have pretty much perfected the Easter meal and have not deviated from the menu because it works and I know how to prep everything so that it's all ready together. We had 2 different styles of ham (a whole smoked ham and a spiral ham), an herb roasted leg of lamb, mashed potatoes, spring pea medley and sweet potato casserole.
After dinner we sent the kids down to the cul-de-sac while we hid the eggs for the annual egg hunt. It was nice to not have to worry about the snow this year and the sun had finally come out so it was a bit warmer than it was earlier in the day.
|New Disney Infinity character and some baseball pants!|
|A new baseball gear bag and the Chris Grabenstein book.|
|Batting gloves and a Disney Infinity character!|
|They also got some pool toys and giant water bottles for the days we spend at the ball field.|
|My sisters cute jelly bean garden cake!|
|Pioneer Woman famous baked ham with Dr. Pepper glaze!|
|Garlic and Rosemary crusted leg of lamb!|
|Shaun checking out his loot!|
|Everyone gets one big egg and 10 small eggs|
|One big egg has $5 inside, David was the lucky winner this year!|
|My happy family!|
Another Holiday celebration success. I love hosting my family and I am already looking forward to the next one!