It is time for another Ask Away Friday and it also happens to be Easter weekend! We will be dying eggs today, of course!
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This week, I am swapping with someone from Down Under! That’s right, Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo and I are talking about all things Easter! You should really take a minute to visit her blog because she writes about kids stuff, life, love and much, much more!
Here we go!
Kelly asked the questions
I answered them!
1. How do you celebrate Easter with your family? Do you have any special traditions?
Well, we always have Easter baskets for the kids and we hide eggs inside the house for them to find on Easter morning. We also eat deviled eggs! Always deviled eggs, because honestly, what else do you do with 2 dozen hard-boiled, dyed eggs?
2. Do you give your children Easter eggs or other gifts; or a combination of both? How many Easter eggs will they be getting this year?
We do a combination. Their Easter baskets contain eggs and small gifts. We also fill little plastic eggs for hiding. This year will be the first year that we can hide eggs outside and I think I went a little overboard when I bought plastic eggs at the dollar store!
3. Have you made any Easter crafts with your children yet? Or what crafts have they made or will make at school?
4. Do you have any special Easter memories from when you were growing up? What are they?
My best Easter memories are finding our eggs and baskets! My mom always, ALWAYS made sure that their was a hunt for us and man, was she a sneak! She was so good at hiding those eggs and baskets!
5. As you are aware, traditionally fish is served on Good Friday. Do you cook the same meal each Good Friday, or a different dish each year? What recipe are you using this year?
We usually don’t eat anything specific for Good Friday and honestly, I will probably make grilled steak for dinner. Perhaps I’ll dress it up a bit with my Great Steak Rub!
6. It’s now spring time in the northern hemisphere. Does this mean you spend more time outdoors over the Easter weekend? What do you do or what are your plans this Easter weekend?
We are beyond excited because it is not very often that spring coincides with Easter! We live in the north mid-west or as I like to call it, the frozen tundra, and we usually still have snow on Easter! This year we don’t! Outside Easter Egg Hunt, for the win!
7. Do you bake your own hot cross buns or buy them? (For the record, I BUY them! haha)
The closest that I have ever been to hot cross buns is playing the song on my recorder in 4th grade. I have never had them and I don’t even know what is in them. I should look that up!
8. I know you have two children, a boy and a girl, but I haven’t been able to work out how old they are. I think your daughter is around 4 years old?? Do they believe in the Easter Bunny?
My son is 9, my daughter is 3 and yes, they both believe in the Easter bunny! I think it’s fun to keep that magical imagination around as long as possible.
9. Will you and your family be attending any church services over the Easter weekend?
We don’t have a church that we attend. We usually just spend the time together, with family.
10. For me, the Easter long weekend is a time to appreciate life, friends and family. What does Easter mean to you?
For me, Easter is all about my kids and my family. The magical fun that goes along with it for the kids and the good food and family fellowship that happens around the table.
Thank you so much for swapping with me, Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday! Please, stop by Kelly’s blog and see how she answered the questions that I asked her!
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