Popular for generations as an Easter tradition in the Southwest, they are now making a splash elsewhere in the United States.”
She explained to my mom how they work and that getting hit with a cascarone is supposed to bring good luck.
So we tapped into our very shallow, pretty much non-existent Latin roots and grabbed an egg.
What fun they were!!
I think we have established a new Easter tradition, although Tyler suggested that next year we just use regular eggs.
It could be fun. Messy, but fun. 😉
After our cascarones battle it was time to switch gears from Easter to birthdays, as we planned to take advantage of having everyone gathered, so as to celebrate Ozzie’s and Molly’s birthdays.
Life has gotten busier in recent years and the added distance between our homes (2 1/2 hours as opposed to 1) makes getting together a bit tougher, so we have begun clumping birthdays and celebrating 3 months of birthdays in one sitting.
Both kids were tickled pink to receive such perfect, thoughtful, creative gifts from my parents.
Ozzie received two new puzzles and a deck of John Deere playing cards. They couldn’t have picked a better gift for my puzzle loving boy!
Molly received a Ukulele…an adorable Ukulele! She has been talking about wanting to learn to play the Ukulele and Mimi and Pop Pop heard her wish and granted it.
Mom even had special Easter treats for Toby and I.
It was very thoughtful!
The remainder of the day was spent soaking up the sunshine, enjoying birthday root beer floats, and playing Frisbee as a family.
How blessed we are!