While Alice and family were here, we not only sewed, but we had a big day of doing eggs – chocolate and hard boiled. Alice got me into making chocolate big time. When I first met her, it was around Easter time and she had made lots of chocolate bunnies to sell on compound. I was one of her first customers 🙂 When she left, she gave me her chocolate molds, colored chocolate and instructions on how to make them myself. Now the kids and I are hooked 🙂 Easter and Christmas time are chocolate making time!
Here are some photos of what we made:
I forgot to take photos of the finished products 🙁 And they have all been consumed now,…. Alice did you take any??
On to the hard boiled eggs… It’s a European tradition to dye eggs at Easter time, and since I am officially Dutch, I have made sure this is part of my children’s childhood memories too. The kids enjoy this as much as making the chocolate eggs and bunnies. They just love hard boiled eggs! I managed to find some white eggs and boiled about 4 dozen to color.
Oh, and finally, the egg hunt! The men hide the eggs and the kids go fetch 🙂 The kids are almost too old for this, but even nearly 15yr old Daniel had fun. Here they are ready to go (and eating chocolate to give them energy for the hunt) :
I love our family traditions. Some are from when I grew up, and from my parents before me. Others we have started ourselves. I believe they are a big part of our identities as individuals and families, and are worth holding onto even when they make a big mess in the kitchen 🙂
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