Easter Blossoms

It’s been four years since we’ve done Easter on our own.  I’m usually more laid-back about this holiday, unlike Christmas.  Perhaps because I want the observance to be more about personal spiritual reflection?

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But we did go to the neighborhood egg hunt yesterday (sponsored by the Presbyterian church down the street).

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Eleanor found one of the “golden eggs” that she exchanged for a special prize.  They gave her a whole bag of Easter-y swag, including a chocolate crucifix.  Now that’s sacrilicious!

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After church today we cooked up some Gouda potatoes and headed off to Bellevue for Easter dinner with friends.  On the way we decided to stop at the Seattle temple and walk around the grounds, since Eleanor has been asking to do this.

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The gardens include this little woodsy area with little pathways circling in and around the trees.  Benches, birdbaths and garden art are tucked here and there in corners.  It’s really quite lovely, and the most perfect place for children to play.

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One side of the temple grounds had a frothy row of blooming cherry trees.  Cue the impromptu portrait session in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

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3 thoughts on “Easter Blossoms

  1. Quick question. Good book suggestions for a six/seven year old beginner reader. Both that he might read alone or also (harder) books that could be read to him?

    1. I have some ideas, but first some questions for you! 🙂 When you say “beginner reader,” do you mean easy readers (like Cat in the Hat or Amelia Bedelia)? Or are you looking for easy chapter books (like the Magic Tree House series)? Is your 6/7 year old a boy or girl? And what books has he or she already read and enjoyed? I like to find out a child’s tastes and then go from there.

      1. Boy. Hasn’t read any alone yet or had much read to him (chapter books, no, picture books, yes!).

        (Sorry for the long response time. New baby in the house.)

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