We had a very good weekend because we got to see all our boys. On Saturday we went to Chicago to see our oldest, Justin, who is finishing up his dissertation for a PhD in philosophy. We spent the afternoon at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Even though it is only 2 1/2 hours north of us, they are about 2 weeks behind us in spring. So we were able to enjoy daffodils and other early spring flowers again.
|Look at all these daffodils!|
|Beautiful Japanese gardens.|
|Some good ideas.|
For Easter dinner at home I served baked ham, cauliflower salad, biscuits, and deviled eggs. Andrew and Alison brought a warm potato salad, and meatballs. For dessert I made carrot cake. I had fun making these almond paste carrots:
I topped the cake with finely ground nuts because the frosting didn't go on very smoothly:) The terracotta bunny is from the gift shop at the Botanic Gardens.
My last crafting project for Easter was these decorated eggs I made from blown out eggs. I painted, glittered and gussied them up with flowers, ribbon, and lace.
I did this last Thursday. All weekend I had plugged up ears like you get when you've been on an airplane. But it wasn't until last night that I put two and two together. If I do this again I'm getting one of those "baby baster" thingys to do it!
I hope everyone had a great weekend with their families enjoying this wonderful season.