When I was growing up my Mother always made a cake in the shape of a lamb. She had this wonderful cast iron lamb cake mold that she got when she married in the 1940's. My sister and I would argue about who would get the mold when Mom died...sort of morbid, I know. But it was a good laugh..Mom has a good sense of humor...anyway I thought if we divided the mold and each took a half we would then have to spend our Easters together to make the cakes. Well, my brother Phil was at an antique show and saw this mold and bought it for me. I was so touched that he would remember that I always wanted one, and also so thankful for that thoughtful gift. I have made lamb cakes every year and even make them for friends and my own grown kids. It's those little traditions that make holidays special. I am a little bummed that Midge and I won't have to spend each Easter together however. This guy has a special spot on a shelf in my kitchen.
I decorated my lamb and gave him the cake stand of honor. When little Addy saw him she said "Oh look...a puppy!"..We had a good laugh because I remember my own boys saying the same thing when they were little!
Usually we have a big houseful of people for Easter dinner and the traditional egg hunt. This year Craig and his family couldn't come down from Michigan and Jack and his family were going to the in-laws. Jordan had dinner with his girlfriend's family although he did stop by for dessert and the egg hunt. So we had a much quieter dinner with Phil. It was very nice to be able to spend one on one time with them and the girls. Phil, Amanda and the girls arrived for dinner but little Addy was sound asleep. Both girls were so cute in their new dresses, hats, purses, and the white gloves where the crowning touch. So I quickly snapped Alexis while Addy slept. Unfortunately, I didn't get both together in their cute outfits, but I think Alexis looks adorable!
These two characters look a little lonely eating dinner...where did everyone go?
After Addy woke up she took a minute to bond with little Peter Cottontail...last year I think I blogged about this guy. He hops around and sings "Here comes Peter Cottontail"..and she was happy to reconnect..we just found him a bit annoying!
After a delish dinner, if I do say so myself, we had the indoor egg hunt. With baskets in hand they searched the house (since it was pouring rain outside!) and hunted in all the nooks and crannies here...
Success!....Now here's one happy little girl. She really had fun hunting for eggs!
As a final note, Jack always finds the cutest flower arrangements for me on holidays..and this is no exception...isn't she cute? This has been a quieter Easter than usual. But we had a wonderful afternoon with Phil and Amanda, Alexis, Addy and Jordan. I was pleased when our oldest son Jack and his family sat with us at Church this morning. Family is what makes this crazy life worth it and I'm so blessed with great kids and beautiful Grandkids. We missed having Craig and his family this year, but I talked with him yesterday and they were having fun with Amy's visiting family and enjoying that time together. Her sister won't always be living so close and I'm glad they have this special time together. I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday this year too. Now hopefully it will stop raining and get warm..I'm ready for Spring!