After a beautiful Sabbath service in the comfort of our own living room, the remainder of Easter Sunday was spent enjoying good food, good company, and good fun at Patchwork Farm.
This year for Easter I decided to go in a different direction with my basket stuffing efforts. This decision was luckily made before the stay-at-home order went into place, or I may have struggled to put together baskets this year. Luckily I had Easter candy on hand to put together treat baskets for each family member and had preordered their Easter gifts- Lego sets!
We thought it would be fun to have a Lego building day as a family, so each of the kids received a set that we thought would appeal to them. When we came up with this plan we didn’t know Grace and Zach would be living with us, so I did have to do some emergency, last-minute shopping online so they would have an Easter surprise as well.
The baskets were ready and waiting when everyone woke up.
After our Sabbath service we headed outside for our Easter egg hunt.
Toby had taken the hunt outside this year. The beautiful weather, coupled with older kids who need more of a challenge than the living room can offer, led to an outdoor hunt.
Toby hid the 36 eggs we had dyed the day before.
It was so much fun being outside.
Of all our “egg hunters” Ellie May was the clear winner.
Her hound nose led her to all the eggs hidden low to the ground. When Ellie would start digging beneath the edge of a tree stump, the kids would have to race to try to grab the hidden egg before she swallowed it up.
Despite their efforts we did lose three eggs to our hound dog and one egg to the chickens who discovered a turquoise blue egg hidden in their hen house and ate it up before the kids found it.
It was a fun hunt, and other than the eggs that were lost to animals, all eggs were found.
While dinner was cooking, the kids began working on their Lego sets.
Molly and Rusty each received a Harry Potter themed set.
Rusty spent the day putting together Hagrid’s hut,
And Molly worked on constructing the Beauxbaton carriage.
Tyler worked on his haunted graveyard,
And Braden constructed the prison tower from his Walking Dead set.
He was quite proud of his finished product!
Zach receivedEaster a Speed Champion race set and Grace received the “Friend’s” set.
She spent the afternoon working on her set.
The finished product was so cool!!
I loved the attention to detail.
By late afternoon dinner was ready. Dishes were pulled from the oven and fridge.
We enjoyed a meal of good food and even better company on this holiest of days.
We have so much to be grateful for.
Happy Easter, friends!