Happy Easter everyone! What are some of your traditions that you do with family? Is the Easter Bunny visiting this year?
Yes, that’s a curly headed Lorrie with her fingers in her mouth. I always got a new Easter dress, hat, gloves and pretty patent leather shoes. I loved dressing up for Easter. Even more than the Easter Bunny visit.
I passed all of the traditions on to my family plus a little more..
The night before Easter Sunday, we’d decorate eggs.
Then Russell would put the colored eggs, along with the empty plastic eggs in his basket.
We also planted magic jelly beans in the garden. And guess what grows overnight?..Lollipops!! A cute little surprise on Easter morning.
By morning the Easter Bunny had arrived and left a trail of jelly beans from his bed to the exact location of the hidden basket. That Easter Bunny is a sneaky one! All the eggs were hidden and replaced with the “loot”.
Now the fun part..find all the eggs! Hopefully the Easter Bunny has filled up those plastic eggs with a special goodie. Our Bunny liked adding candy, loose change and some of the scratch off lottery tickets inside them. Here in Chicago, it’s usually too cold to go outside and hide the eggs, so the Bunny hid them in the house. But when I was little, I remember spending hours outside hiding and finding eggs. We all went to Grandma’s house for Easter dinner and all of our cousins were there to play with. Now that I remember back, it was really gross, we ate those eggs after they had been tossed around and played with for hours..yuck. I’m sure mom would not have approved!
I don’t remember much about other holidays when I was little, except of course Christmas. But I do remember and have fond memories of Easter and the time I spent with my family. I hope I have passed these traditions on to my son and one day I will be enjoying them all over again when he has a family of his own.