It’s true what they say — Moms will find a way to make things happen. This was obviously a completely different Easter weekend than any other. Starting on Good Friday, we have certain traditions that we practice every year. However, because of the social distancing order and for our safety, we did things a little differently this year to embrace the conditions we’re all living in.
Easter is such a big day for myself and my family. I would say it’s bigger than Christmas for us. I was not going to let anything stop us from celebrating the meaning of this day. Because we haven’t left the house, my goal was to make this day feel different, even though our surroundings were the same.
On Good Friday, my mom has always taught us that we shouldn’t eat meat so she makes a big seafood dinner and we all get together at her house. I missed that this year and it was such a weird feeling.
On Saturday, I’m usually staying up ironing and steaming our Easter outfits and getting our stuff together so we can rush out of the house to beat everyone else to church before it gets too packed and we can’t find seats.
Not doing that also felt weird.
I did, however, stay up on Saturday night to start on my baking and put some last minute things together (like this easter basket floral arrangement everyone loved on Instagram) to make our house look a little festive.
On Easter morning, I got up to make some cupcakes for Cayden and Steven since my boys love them some cupcakes with buttercream frosting.
I was getting ready to make brunch when Steven offered. I love how my husband doesn’t allow me to take on everything alone. No matter how big or small, he always wants to know what I envision and what he can do to help.
Keeping it simple, we had egg whites, bacon, potatoes, blueberry muffins, and even a small mimosa bar with fresh squeezed orange juice. Shoutout to my bosses at work for the champagne!
For sweets, my mom brought over a pound cake with diced fruit.
Cayden had his treats made by Summer that included a chocolate covered marshmallow, oreo, and rice crispy treat.
Of course he had all the jelly beans, Cadburry eggs, and mini M&M’s in his Easter basket.
Cayden is at that age where he gets excited at new things so I loved seeing him have his first Easter Egg hunt here at home. His abuelita is his best friend so we were blessed to have her with us and by his side for all of it. She gets him hype in a way that no one else can.
Unfortunately, it was a little cold and gloomy, which is why we had the egg hunt indoors. I made a video with some clips of our day because I wanted to document his first Easter basket and his first egg hunt. I want us to be able to look back a decade from now and say we made lemonade out of lemons.