Lenten fish fries every Friday, sometimes on bikes and with neighbors, at the Catholic parish next to our neighborhood. (Excuse the blurry pic, but how cute are Lorelei and Mark?!)
We always host neighbors for our Holy Week Seder, remembering all the events that led up to the crucifixion and resurrection. This is my favorite Easter tradition!
(Speaking of neighbors, we made them some special gifts from our travels this week, which meant a stop at IKEA for my fave square Ribba frames.)
I attend a Maundy Thursday Vigil at a local monastery and recall the events of Jesus' agony in the garden. Mass begins at 10pm, and we end outside around a bonfire with torches at 2:30am, recounting the moment of Jesus' betrayal and arrest.
There was some mowing of the lawn. I love seeing green grass again!
... and the egging of the tree.
And of course, Easter egg hunts. We volunteered at one downtown with church, then the kids went to the one at the neighborhood park and we set up our own...
... a glowing egg hunt.
We took an Easter walk, searching for things in nature that represent some part of the Christ story, like thorns for the crown of thorns.
We dyed eggs.
We ate our family's traditional foods this week: crepes, eggs benedict and an Easter ham dinner with green bean casserole, strawberry spinach salad, corn casserole and more resurrection rolls.
We snuggled on the couch to read the synoptic gospels' tellings of the Easter story.
And this year the kids helped the Easter bunny out, and set up the string to their Easter buckets.
We went to church. The kids and I watched Mark tickle the ivories at Life.Church.
The rest of Easter Day was spent in comfy PJ's playing Clue while it hailed and snowed outside, which made for an especially cozy day with my loves.
That Easter Bunny sure was good to us.
Happy Easter! He is risen indeed!