We had these for Easter morning breakfast before Mass. Cecilia remembered putting the marshmallows inside the bread dough the day before, and she was quite amazed that they were gone! Caroline was Miss Smarty-Pants and was telling Cecilia that they'd be empty before we even put them on the table... that's what big sisters who remember last year are for!
Caroline shows her "empty tomb." Note that she is wearing one of my brother's t-shirts from 1994 as a sleep shirt. Do you recognize it, Mike?
Here is our Lent calendar, completed. We counted items each day and put the pennies in a sugar bowl (since I never use sugar in the sugar bowl, or, for that matter, much at all anyway... when I sent Chris to buy sugar at 9:30 at night on Saturday since I ran out while making the lamb cake, he commented, "There's our sugar for the next year!"), and we need to deliver those to church the next time the collection goes to the poor. Caroline pasted images to the calendar of Jesus on the cross on Good Friday and of Jesus being laid in the tomb to show that he was in the tomb all day of Holy Saturday. When they awoke on Easter Sunday morning, they were surprised by the Risen Jesus image coming out of the tomb on the calendar!
When we returned home, the Easter Bunny had apparently hidden baskets in Mommy's craft closet, ha ha. I didn't put the baskets out the evening before because it would have delayed our getting to Mass on time. For Easter, you have to get there early to get a seat, particularly if your husband is the lector that day and you are hoping to get enough space for six people!
And after emptying the baskets, it was on to... the egg hunt! We hid both the dyed eggs and the Resurrection Eggs.
My mom commandeered the handheld mixer and we worked on making the frosting with some trial and error. The cookbook said to use a can of coconut milk, poured into a fine mesh strainer lined with a linen towel, and let it sit for two hours to drain all the coconut water off and then use the chunk of coconut cream. How obsessive! Luckily, I found a little package of coconut cream at the health food store the day before, so we used it - a little at a time, tasting frequently until we got the right consistency and flavor. Soooooo yummy!!! Sooooo rich!!!
The girls had changed out of their Easter dresses into play dresses. Good thing, since they licked the beaters!