Its Easter week and there sure is a lot of chocolate going around. As far as Handsome is concerned, the only thing difference between this week and any other is that this week is Easter.
If you follow me on Twitter you will know that on Tuesday I collected handsome from school and asked him how his day was. His reply: ‘AWWwful. SOMEONE put really gross chocolate on my bread’. I have to confess, that SOMEONE was me. It was also Marmite and not rancid chocolate. With one single smear of a butter knife I had fooled him into expecting chocolate and this deception had ruined his whole day.
Easter is a big deal around here. We are trying to keep the kiddos mindful of the wonderful truth in Easter and encouraging them to feel celebratory and grateful for the ultimate gift given. At the same time however we find ourselves trying to hold the tale of chocolate bearing rabbits hopping through the garden at dawn in its proper perspective.
I think you can understand that we have lost Handsome this year. Are you kidding me? It’s a rabbit that brings actual chocolate and hides it for you to find like treasure. Pretty Girl has matured and whilst Easter is more real for her this year than ever before; she is more than willing to suspend her disbelief because, are you kidding me? It’s a rabbit that brings actual chocolate and hides it for you to find like treasure.
Without a doubt some of my favourite pictures of me as a little are the ones where I am in the garden looking for eggs dropped by a rabbit hopping through the garden. Did someone say throwback Thursday?
I love this picture because I can see my mom behind me with her tea saying “Oh have mercy, its 6 in the morning!”
Can we all take a minute to notice how darn cute I was? Also great haircut – thanks Mom!
Basically, for particularly striking family shots aka bottom right, you must let the kids find the eggs, then blind them by sitting them in direct sunlight while you snap away. The awkward grumpy sister (left) on Easter morning shot, aka top right, is achieved by saying okay kids “now without eating anything, show us your cute little chocolate bunny”.
I love that we get to recreate this crazy imaginary fun for our own two kiddos; they are going to be grown up and “over it” far too soon. I will admit that sending Dear Husband out in the chilly predawn to hide the eggs is super fun too. I do hope that my kiddos realize that as Rabbits go; getting the one that only buys Lindt, Cadbury’s and those fabulous white eggs that you can use for lipstick is a phenomenal stroke of luck good taste.
And then for absolutely no reason whatsoever, I give you crisp and crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Although to be fair they do have chocolate in them so almost relevant right?
Wishing you and yours a most wonderfully blessed Easter.
PS In case you missed it, yesterday I visited super blogger Kathryn Rossiter at her blog Becoming You. You can read my answers to her ‘What I’ blogger interview series here.
- 90 g butter
- 90 g sugar
- 90 g brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 5 ml vanilla essence
- 180 g self-raising flour, sifted
- 1 ml salt
- 120 g chocolate chips
- Cream together the butter and the sugars until they are light and creamy.
- Add the egg and mix together well.
- Add the flour, salt the chocolate chips. Continue mixing until it all comes together in a dough.
- Roll into even sized balls and place on a lined baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180˚C for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are golden.
- Leave to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, and as the cookies being to harden move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container.