Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Easter Details

I posted pictures without my commentary so at least the picies would be timely...

Easter in the UK is the period of time around Easter Day.  The girls are out of school for nearly 4 weeks for Easter.  Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays.  Brent took an extra day off so he was home for 5 days.  The next day we left for the US and he for the Caribbean for work.

To decorate for Easter we have to be a creative.  Shops do sell decorations but the selection is limited:

The first photo is Easter crackers.  These are always fun - after the twist and POP we found white paper crowns, little papers with bad jokes and mechanical bunnies to race.  

The candles in egg cups did not turn out exactly as I'd envisioned - too rustic.  

The mint julep cup is holding a wrapped M&M candy nosegay I crafted by hand.  Just kidding - I picked up the finished product at a deli.  

Finally - the eggs were laid by Old Cotswold Legbar hens.  The blue eggs came to us as shown.  The green and golden eggs were dyed in a cold turmeric soak.    

Thank you to Pam for bringing the Easter outfits over to us.  And even bigger thank you for making sure George's arrived in time!  I've already used in entire stick of Crisco!

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Outside my window... a warm and sunny Spring day!

I am thinking… of what else I’d like to accomplish today. 

I am thankful ... the worst of the jet-lag is over. 

From the children’s rooms…they both went to sleep without trouble and stayed in their beds all night for the first night since we returned. 

From the kitchen... black beans but served how?  That is the question.  We made snickerdoodles last night.  I was not able to find cream of tarter here.  But we have it now. 

I am wearing... running clothes.    

I am creating ... ribbon covered balls to fill a bowl. 

I am going.... to finish unpacking my suitcase TODAY. 

I am reading... The Elegance of the Hedgehog – I am going to finish it. 

I am hoping... this post trip state of mind will never end.

I am hearing...Georgie playing in his bed after a nap. 

Around the house... we are settling in.    

One of my favorite things... summer uniforms.      

A few plans for the rest of the week... laundry, a couple of coffees, looking forward to a three day weekend.    

A picture thought...

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Friday, 9 April 2010

9 Months

George at 9 months and his second trip to America...

George at 3 months and his first trip to America...

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Wednesday, 7 April 2010