Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter

We have traditions in our family.
Every Good Friday, we make chocolates with Oma. This has been going on for as long as I can remember. This year we invited some friends along to take part as the number of grandchildren participating is becoming less and less.
Then on Easter Saturday we get our Easter baskets ready. This year we coloured in eggs and hung them around the baskets.
Here are our baskets ready for the hunt in the morning.
Then we get up very early.
In fact, this year the boys started waking up from 3.30am!!! Louis woke up almost every half hour after 3.30am and asked us if it was time to look yet. In the end we put the boys in our bed - Louis slept for a while but Julian didn't so naturally we didn't either }:(

When we eventually get up, we put on warm clothes as even though the days are warm at the moment, the mornings are very crisp (well, crisp for us).

And then the hunt is on!
There is even a hunt at Oma and Opa's place and one at Grandma and Grandpa's place. We have an Easter breakfast at Oma and Opa's house with lots of hot cross buns, and some dutch treats and, of course, chocolate. Then we head to the Barossa Valley and have lunch at Grandma's which is a traditional roast lamb - and perhaps a bit too much good wine :)
We love Easter alot :)One of our very special Easter traditions is that we can have chocolate before breakfast. On Monday morning Julian came in to me and said "technically it's still Easter as it is called Easter Monday today. And so technically as it is still Easter we should be able to eat chocolate before breakfast again"......
Technically, he should consider a career in law as he is very good at finding loopholes!!!

l
x

17 comments:

Blossom said...

Sounds like a great Easter was had by all.........

karenjane said...

lucky you guys getting up super early easter morning he hë:)
your post brings up many good memories from omas of making chocolates (erm yea and eating as much melted chocolate as we could when adults heads were turned!)and it was always so much fun having a big cousin easter egg hunt together! i made easter egg cup cakes with our left over eggs (big chunks of easter egg instead of chock chips, mmm so good!) i havent seen your email but ill go check it now xo

Rest is not idleness said...

3.30 am, I was fast asleep then, I can remember waking up that early for Christmas, but never for Easter. It looks like a great time was had by everyone, and lots of chocolate eaten as well :)
Pip

Sarahs Home said...

Sounds like a good time for me..
If we are going to go to University together then I will have to come over there, it is too wet, cold amd miserable over here and that is in the summer..LOL..

Sarah x

Bird Bath said...

wonderful family traditions to treasure. Now that is an early start! Can't curb that chocolate enthusiasm - we had plenty of it at our house too.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful fun family Easter!

Jantine said...

I am sitting here laughing out loud about your boys new career. He definitely would be a good lawyer! And as for your Opa and Oma, do you have roots in the Netherlands? This is how we call our grandparents.

Gina said...

What a lovely tradition to make chocolates.. OMG 3:30am? and I though 6am was bad enough! Gxx

Sabrina said...

I like Julian's reasoning. I'm all for any excuse to eat chocolate- morning, noon and evening.

emma said...

it's so nice having traditions. Unfortunately, we don't really seem to have any in our family, so I'm setting about making up some of our own! Chocolate for breakfast at easter is definately one of them! Thanks for the music tip, those guys are so sweet! x

Annemariesquilt said...

I enjoyed reading about your easter tradition and it sound so nice. Lovely picture with your son picking egg!!

Jacoline (Lien) said...

I love traditions, sound like a great easter!!!

Leanne said...

It's so wonderful to have traditions! and wonderful to have chocolate before breakfast...if only once (or twice ;)) a year. What a lovely and full weekend you had!

thereddeer said...

I can't wait until my daughter is old enough for easter egg hunts! So exciting ;D

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Technically, he was right! :-)

I love your Easter- there's something lovely about celebrating it with family, friends and chocolate :-) I love that you have an Oma and Opa- growing up Polish, I had many Oma and Opas in my life and they were such a joy!!

Leanne said...

He has a good argument there. Your Easter looked like lots of fun.

Mary said...

What great traditions! I love traditions. In our house growing up the last egg was always dyed black - mainly because I had three older brothers and...yeah. Now the die isn't as good so you get more of an dingy ugly gray instead of black (not that black is particularly pretty)but we still do it anyway. Happy Easter - late.