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Easter Sunday, Easter weekend

on April 1, 2013
Me and Kayla

Me and Kayla

Our Easter Sunday wasn’t as hectic this year. My sister hosted Easter brunch at her place, so I only had to bring a couple of casseroles over to help out. When Kayla woke up in the morning, she looked at her Easter basket from the Easter Bunny. Then she looked at her basket from mommy and daddy, and her gifts from grandma. She searched for the hidden plastic eggs around the living room and put them all in her big purple bucket. Once she was done finding the eggs, I got her dressed and headed to the kitchen to pop the casseroles I prepared the night before into the oven to bake. We had a very laid back brunch at my sister’s house, then headed home for a nap. (Yay for naps!) Later on, we made salted caramel chocolate nests for dessert. Kayla tried to help out, but she was busy stealing the jelly beans that go on top of the nests as a decoration. All in all, we had a great Easter Sunday.

Basket from the Easter Bunny.

Basket from the Easter Bunny.

Gifts from grandma (my mom)

Gifts from grandma (my mom)

Basket from Mommy and Daddy

Basket from Mommy and Daddy

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The salted caramel chocolate nests are a fun dessert to make with kids, but prepared to get a little messy. It’s worth it though, because these are a great treat. If you want the recipe, check out my other blog at: http://kaylakakes.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/salted-caramel-chocolate-nests/

We had a busy Saturday before Easter. We took Kayla to a Helicopter Easter Egg Drop at a local entertainment place for kids. It was an outside event with pony rides, inflatable jumpers, and a tractor ride. I don’t think it was worth the money, but Kayla had a great time. We met up with her Aunt (one of my husband’s sisters) and one of her cousins at the event. It was kind of neat watching all the plastic eggs fall from the helicopter and blow all over the field. If I was a little kid, I would have been impressed. Afterwards, we headed to lunch at McDonald’s (something Kayla rarely gets to eat), then to my in-law’s house for a visit. Since we were spending Easter with my family, we decided to take Kayla to see her grandparents (my husband’s parents) the day before. She had a blast running around with her cousin and acting silly. At night, Kayla and I colored Easter eggs together. She did a lot better this year and was very proud of her eggs. The best part was when she was talking to the eggs because she was convinced there were baby chicks inside. This kid cracks me up.

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Even though we had a nice weekend, I am glad it’s over. It’s nice to just sit down and relax, and not have to think about another holiday for a few months. I’m off to bed now. I hope everyone had a Happy Easter with their family and friends.

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