Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter and saying goodbye to winter

This is one of my favorite times of the year...Easter and Spring. After enduring 5 inches of snow a week ago, I think we are in the clear until next winter...I hope. This is Indiana and the weather changes every 5 minutes. However, I am optimistic.  We brought our patio furniture out of the basement, put our front porch bench together, set out our flower pots, and started cleaning up our landscaping. My daffodils are in full bloom-a sure signal to the end of the dreary landscaping. My other reasons for loving spring--my birthday, Mother's Day, and our anniversary.

Honestly, I think my daughter loves Easter more than Christmas.  Her reasons? She gets to look for eggs and wear her new dress.  That means more to her than gifts at Christmas?! Awesome! We also have our traditions that I had with my mom and family and now continue with our daughter.  One of those traditions is baking sugar cookies.  Not just any sugar cookies, but rather my mom's recipe for "Fat Sugar Cookies".  Normally on blogs you will come across projects, recipes, crafts, and useful information you can share and save.  I can't do that with the recipe to these cookies. I consider it to be a secret family recipe that I will pass down to my daughter.  I am happy to make these for anyone but I keep the recipe quiet.

 Our daughter loves making these cookies so much she pretty much gathered the ingredients on the counter with little help.






 


Along with baking cookies our other tradition (along with most other people) is coloring eggs. Although my daughter colored Easter eggs on her visit with my mom this week, I just had to keep the tradition going with her and I as well. She certainly didn't mind doing it again!





Love the stickers that my mom found for the eggs.  That made it easy to add decor and character to our eggs and my daughter was able to easily do that on her own.  The Easter Bunny enjoyed hiding these eggs!

Now as we approach warmer weather, it is that time of year again when I start to make a Summer Bucket List. I hope to post that soon. Summer will be here way too fast and keeping an active 6 year old girl busy is quite a challenge.


5 comments:

  1. Your cookies turned out beautifully and your daughter looks like she's having a ball. :)

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    1. Thank you! We do love our sugar cookies. We only make them though at Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Maybe I should do it more often! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. My daughter's favorite part of any holiday is all the baking we do! She loves helping me do everything. Your cookies came out great. I bet they were yummy!
    Since things got so hectic this year, we had no time to color eggs and I was so disappointed :(

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    1. Thank you! I do love the cookies! I understand about the coloring eggs..when you can't do a tradition you feel something is missing from the holiday.

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  3. We love Easter as well with all the egg coloring and baking. It is a fun time of the year. I will admit that I love Easter as well.

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