Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!


It was a fun day as my grandsons stayed at my house today, so their Mommy and Daddy could do more unpacking at their new house.  We colored Easter eggs while their Aunt and baby cousin watched.


When little brother was napping, big brother and I made candy Easter eggs. It was an easy Taste of Home recipe to make, and it was a perfect activity for a four year old. I shaped the eggs and he rolled them in bowls of decorative sugars and sprinkles and chocolate jimmies.


I think he did a good job!  He will surprise his parents with them at Easter, along with cards he made for them.


Here's the recipe, in case you'd like to make them with your little one today or for a future holiday!

Easter Egg Candies
 
Ingredients:
one package ( 10 to 12 ounces) vanilla chips or white chips
one package (3 oz) cream cheese cubed
one teaspoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
colored sprinkles, colored sugar, and/or jimmies
 
Directions:
In a microwave safe bowl melt the chips at 50% power in microwave.
Add cream cheese, water and vanilla. Stir until well blended.
Chill one hour, or until easy to handle.
Quickly shape into 1 inch size eggs.
Roll in sprinkles, colored sugar, and/or jimmies
Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
 

Later that evening, after the boys went home, my husband and I went for a walk along one of the trails in our community and I saw an angel cloud formation in the sky!  It looked so peaceful floating away, and was a wonderful sight to see at the end of a perfect day!
 

Christ has Risen ~ He has truly Risen!
 
 
Wishing you and your family a very Blessed and Happy Easter!
 
 
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41 comments:

diane b said...

Happy Easter to you and I'm sure it will be with your family close by. I bet the boys loved being at your house and making eggs. Neat angel cloud.

Riet said...

Good morning Pat. Isn't it wonderful to be crafting with the grandkids. They did a great job. I wish you a very Happy Easter

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you had a perfect day Pat! Happy Easter-enjoy:@)

Ann said...

It looks like a fun day with the little ones. A walk and angel clouds made for a nice ending to it.
Happy Easter

eileeninmd said...

The decorated eggs look yummy! Happy Easter to you and your family, pat!

Vee said...

A wonderful Easter to you and yours. Looks as if there was much fun at your place yesterday.

Michelle said...

It looks like you are finding much enjoyment with your family nearby. Happy Easter to you!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I am so enjoying these photos of your precious sweeties!

Happy Easter to you!

Theanne said...

love all your photos Pat...the stained glass is marvelous...a joyous Easter to you and your family

Susie said...

Happy Easter Pat. You really are a grandmother now..crafting/cooking with kids.:):) Glad you are enjoying your new life.xoxo,Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You're enjoying your life now, close to family! What a beautiful angel cloud! Enjoy your special weekend!

Sandy said...

Happy Easter Pat to you and your loved ones! Coloring eggs and making Easter candy with your grandkids. That's what it was all about...your moving to Colorado. Isn't it wonderful to be with family.

ellen b. said...

He is risen indeed! Happy Easter to you and yours, Pat!

Nellie said...

What a wonderful day, Pat! Thank you for the recipe.

I send wishes for a glorious Easter to you and your family.

Pondside said...

He is risen, indeed!
How great it is that you can spend this sort of time with your little grandsons. It's one of the reasons for your move, so it's good to see your dreams come true.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Pat, Love the cloud angel... Awesome...

And seeing your grandsons dying Easter Eggs brought back so many memories..

The 4 yr. old did a great job rolling the eggs and making them 'purdy'.. YUM...

Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

I wish you a blessed Easter.
Sandie

Carol Z said...

Love seeing the pictures of your grandchildren, especially the baby. Wishes for a bright and blessed Easter.

Snap said...

You are having so much fun with your grands. Happy Easter!!!

podso said...

What a fun time you had ... a prepared grandma with activities. You are going to enjoy so much of this in the coming years. Wishing you a blessed Easter. He is risen!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun activity for your grandkids to enjoy! I hope you have a wonderfully blessed Easter Pat. Hugs, Pamela

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You are having fun! I keep thinking about the big adjustment you've made and how difficult it might be, but you're doing fine surrounded by grandkids. I won't worry anymore. :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This warms my heart SO much, Pat! I love seeing you spending time with the grandlittles.

May you have the most Blessed Easter ever.

Love you...

XO,

Sheila

Barbara F. said...

Happy and blessed Easter to you and your family, Pat. And a very special Easter this year, in your new home with your children and grands just a hop, skip and a jump away! And the new darling baby girl! Love the angel cloud, great shot. xo

The Gathering Place said...

We did the same thing today with our grand kids. Fun! Have a nice Easter,

Betsy Brock said...

happy easter, pat! looks like a lot of fun with the grands!

angel cloud...how perfect!

steviewren said...

Happy Easter Pat! I love seeing the pictures of you and the boys.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I know you must be loving days with your grandsons and family, Pat! It looks like they had a great time too :)

Happy Easter to you!

Willow said...

Happy Easter to you too! He is risen indeed!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

And Happy Easter to You!

La said...

Happy Easter!

I didn't know you left the city. I have been away from the blogging world for way too long. I'm missing out on big changes.

Sarah said...

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Easter. I know your day is filled with delights as those two little boys are hunting colorful eggs! ~ Sarah

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

He is risen indeed!
Happy Easter y'all~

Sheila said...

It's always nice to see your grandchildren. You must be enjoying living so close to them. Colouring hard boiled eggs is a great fun. We do it every year even though we are all adults now. Happy Easter Pat!

Margaret said...

Happy Easter Pat :) Looks like a very fun Easter at your house! Your colorful photos brought back Easter memories of when our daughter was young:) We drove her to the airport very early this morning, missing her already! Yesterday we had a wonderful family Easter dinner at my nieces, meeting my 3 month old niece for the first time, her sister is 2 1/2
Margaret from B.C.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Isn't it fun having the grands right next door...and making memories (Easter eggs)with them? I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter in your new home.

Cindy said...

I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful Easter with your adorable grands. That sounds like a very fun project. Again, how wonderful that you are there for them to spend time with and I know it makes your heart so very, very glad to be there.
Hugs, Cindy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

How wonderful to be with family at Easter! The candy eggs look so good and I love the angel cloud. Have a lovely week!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day with your family Pat. How terrific that you don't have to travel across the U.S. to share holidays now.

Kris said...

What a wonderful celebration!!!
xo kris

GailO said...

You sound so happy Pat! Hope your Easter was perfect in every way:) These pictures certainly are!

Love that floating angel! What a gift!