Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Hunting for eggs in the back garden. Kitty was super excited that the "Easter Elephant" brought her eggs. I have no idea where she got the idea of the Easter Elephant but if a bunny can bring treats, why not an elephant?

We live in Texas where holiday celebrations are definitely influenced by the fact that we used to be part of Mexico. Instead of dyeing eggs or filling plastic eggs with sugary treats bound to wind the Wee One up tighter than a clock I purchased Cascarones- hollowed out, dyed eggs filled with confetti. It is considered good luck to have one broken over your head. Maura was a good big sister and gently sprinkled the confetti over Kitty's head.

Kitty was not so gentle. Maura took over a dozen hits to the head and maintained her good humor. Best big sister ever.

Since in my last post I spent a ginormous amount of cash (even if only in my imagination) I thought it fair to document precisely what I spent on our grand Easter celebration. I decided we needed to celebrate Easter mostly so I could grab photos of the kids so when they are older and say "Hey, we never celebrated XYZ!" I can point to the photos and say yes we did. Ok so I mostly wanted  photos of the little one in a proper dress  for her Granny but its as good a reason as any.

Cascarones- $ 3.70
Easter Bucket- $2.50 (Kitty seriously LOVES buckets. Seriously)
Family Dinner at home- $42.00 (got splurgy and bought a roast to make and a bottle of wine)
Total- $48.20*

And thus endeth our simple, if a little bit violent Easter celebration. Happy Easter everyone.

*budget posted mostly to lower Mark's blood pressure. Watching the pennies Mark,watching the pennies. ;)


  1. I LOVE cascarones and so does Zach. In fact this is the first year we didn't have any, I just forgot somehow. The photos are fabulous, I love the one of Kitty breaking the egg on Maura's head. That is sister love right there!

    1. Maura is seriously up for sister of the year. Some of the cascarones required many blows to the head to release the "sprinkles". SOme day we will have to get the kids together and let themmake their own.

  2. That's such a fun idea! Yeah I totally did nothing for Easter this year so Gramma had to make up the difference. Your pictures are utterly fab and Maura is such a good sport. I love love the dress that Kitty has on. Gorgeous!

    1. I am so glad you like Kitty's dress because I splurged on it and justified it by thinking how cute Gabrielle would look wearing it. ;)