Apr 26, 2011

Fun filled Easter weekend

We had a very busy Easter weekend. We started out the weekend hosting our annual Good Friday Dinner Party. We've been doing this for the past 5 years. We had 4 couples over. We said no kids so that we could all relax and focus on the other adults around us. Marc spent a lot of time planning the menu. He even took a half day off from work to cook! I thought I would share the menu with you. The only thing I made was the dessert - pavlova. I had made it once before and it is was SO good. All Marc's food was delicious - every body raved about it.

Starters:
  • Croquettes de Jabon with pea/mint/basil sauce
  • Individual endive salad with avocados, roasted onions, and capers
  • Cheese & cracker plate
Main Course:
  • Orzo pasta with mushrooms and Parmesan cheese
  • Roasted leg of lamb
  • blanched asparagus spears and green bean salad
Dessert:
  • Pavlova with fresh fruit

 
Great food. Great friends. The night was a big hit. Without a lot of sleep. After a rather sleepless night we went over to a friend's house Saturday morning. They host an annual Easter Egg Hunt and brunch. They went all out on decorations. It was a lot of fun with tons of people. You can see some of her pics on her blog - Life for Dessert. (She also has lots of other good stuff to read on it.)

 
Here's some pic's of Athélie at her first Easter egg hunt.

 

 

 

 
 
she's got her hands full
look at her expression - so funny
Somehow she knew that there was candy in the eggs. She opened them. Unwrapped the chocolate eggs and just started eating them.
 
Lining up her eggs

Stasiya was hanging out in my sling.

 

 
 This is Athélie's friend Macy. She calls her "May May." It's really cute to see them recognize each other and play together. (Remember we went to Macy's 2nd birthday party a couple of weeks ago.)

 
 
And here's Stasiya. She was quite happy and content while her sister ran around and found eggs.

Sunday morning we went to church of course and really celebrated what the weekend is all about - the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. We love our church and are so blessed to be a part of it. Our friends invited us over for lunch and we enjoyed a delicious meal together.

 

Corrie & Macy LOVE babies.



The second time around Athelie was a pro at finding eggs.





 
After the hunt - all the kids were opening their eggs.
 
 I wanted to cute picture of the girls together with their matching outfits on (thanks Cenee!), but by the end of the day, both of them had gotten their pants dirty. 
 
too bad Stasiya's diaper was hanging out so much 




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