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This Beautiful Moment and Snapshot Summary- Easter Week Edition {April 18-24}

This photo is untouched other than being cropped. It is caused by the light coming in from the window.

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at SouleMama for all to find and see.
Snapshot Summary April 18-24

We played jellybean and eggs math games.
We dyed eggs and made a Pysanky-type eggs.
We had an egg hunt with real eggs, per Quentin's request
We had honey cake and ice cream for teatime.

In the morning the boys played outside, and James took some more pictures.
We peeled the eggs we had colored and enjoyed the marbled look of the eggs inside which made a colorful egg salad for lunch. The little boys colored bunny Easter decorations and Katie made more faux Pysanky eggs, while I made Meyer Lemon Tea Cakes for teatime. The little boys also worked on a model of DiVinci's Last Supper because today was Passover. I set up some Easter Egg games for Quentin. We had a Passover dinner.

Quentin helped me make bunny buns this morning. I twisted the strips of dough and he would roll another small piece of  the dough into a ball and plop on the bunny tail. A brush with butter and cinnamon sugar and allowed to rise. Meanwhile we did activities such as uppercase-lower case egg matching and experimenting with balls vs. egg shapes rolling down a ramp. Then the buns were baked and ready to have some pink icing and sprinkles added. We had a lovely teatime with the pink bunny buns and pink (strawberry) milk. The afternoon was full of naps, playing outside, watching My Three Sons and playing games such as The Bermuda Triangle! Katie and Quentin went for a nature walk to the beach and on the way home they collected flowers and arranged them in vases when they got home. Now my house is full of beautiful spring flowers.

Maundy Thursday
This morning Quentin wanted us to draw together, so I helped him draw a picture of Mr. Hyde. I made up some pretzel dough to rise. We did block prints with recycled foam trays, added some grass for Easter Eggs to hide in, and then some ants. While they finished up their pictures, we took turns twisting the pretzel dough, and then I par-boiled and baked them. We looked at Michelangelo's Pieta, and started a sculptue project. We then had a Toy Story marathon (I,II and III). Right before bed we did Maundy Thursday's foot washing. We put everyone's name in a bowl and everyone draws a name and that is whose feet they wash.

Good Friday
Today was very subdued and quiet. We had finished all the projects I had planned and so our holiday has officially started. We made these marblized eggs and I put some shelled hard boiled eggs in pickled beets for Easter dinner. Katie dyed some raw eggs so I can put them in Nest Buns tomorrow.

Resurrection Rolls

Happy Easter!


  1. I love tulips and the first picture is just beautiful:) Look like your family is in full Easter mode. Love all the activities:)

  2. That picture of the tulip had a kinda of spirtual feel to it - Beautiful!
    Happy Easter!!

  3. What an amazing Easter photo your tulip is!! Wow! You have had a most special week. Don't you love the Lord's supper craft? We sat ours center while reading Amon's Adventure last night - how I wish I'd known about the foot washing activity - drawing names - while we were reading about it last night! A very happy Easter to you and your beautiful family from the GA Hodgepodge!

  4. Looks like a fun week! Happy Easter!

  5. Happy Easter :-)

  6. I really like the Snapshot Summary. Happy Easter!!!

  7. Looks like everyone had a fun Easter. Love that first picture.

  8. That tulip is amazing!

    I honestly think you are the best Homeschool Mom EVER! I love the things you do with your gang and am constantly amazed.

  9. What a beautiful week - educational while celebrating the true meaning of Easter! Well done! :) Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com


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