Pastel shades always come to mind when I think of colours for Easter, with this bloom in our apartment block’s garden being no different.
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Not something one really wants to hear being said to their ten-year old daughter but on this occasion it was more than acceptable. Why?
An Easter Sunday tradition at our house is freshly made Hot Cross Buns and this Easter Miss Ten was front and center in the kitchen to help with the baking so that we could enjoy this… a wonderfully hot, Hot Cross Bun with smeared with butter, yum!
We LOVE freshly made hot cross buns, having made them a tradition now for each holiday but it’s only for Easter that the crosses are piped onto them!
As the last bun of the batch is consumed, the entire family is asking… “
mum dad, how much longer?”
Late last week I was “informed” we needed to change things up when it came to the Easter Baskets. This was fine by me as I was much of the same thinking but turns out what I heard and what I was told were two VERY different things, lol! 🙂
What I should have been told was that instead of a basket beside the bed, the contents would be left here and there around the house, with each clue leading to the next treat. The first treat beside the bed would be a small one then with each clue the treats would gradually become larger.
Instead what happened was I made up five little bunnies for each child. These I filled with jelly beans, M&M’s and a cryptic clue.
This was the first clue for Miss Ten…
It was fun watching and listening to how the children interpreted my clues. Initially all they wanted was a note saying EXACTLY where to look but they soon came ’round, changing their way of thinking in order to find the next clue.
What was funny though was how they’d guess the hiding place for their sibling’s next clue before they guessed their own!
The Easter Hunt was deemed a great success with the challenge now set for me to do it all again next year. Now I simply have to consider another ten clues for next Easter, eeh gads… “mum, how much longer?”
To wake up Easter Morning in Las Vegas seemed quite surreal, then to go down to breakfast to see this… WOW!
We were presented with these wonderful little tasters to begin our breakfast at the Fountain Room.
Darling Hubby was in food heaven!
Master Eleven acquired more than his fair share in a very short time!
Miss Nine was eating as daintily as her gorgeous new Easter outfit allowed!
Breakfast with dessert – who could be unhappy with that! This is just a small portion of the ROOM containing desserts.
Outside every 15 minutes during breakfast the fountains danced to a different tune. There were so many varying music genres it was incredible to see how the fountains coordinated with the music. Simply brilliant!
But the fun didn’t stop there. After breakfast it was another stretch limo ride to obtain a missing tick on Mama’s Bucket List. This afternoon we were taking not only a helicopter ride out to the Grand Canyon, but we were also having a late champagne lunch IN the Grand Canyon. Oh… My… Gosh!
Master Eleven couldn’t believe his good fortune when he was told he was sitting in the front!
Seeing Hoover Dam from above was amazing.
Before we knew it the Grand Canyon was simply there!
In front of that larger building below is the Skywalk over the Grand Canyon. Before booking this adventure I put it to the family which they’d prefer – to do the Skywalk or fly down into the Canyon. It was unanimous (thank goodness), “why see over when you can go under” was their reasoning. Good choice!
And down we went – what an amazing experience – we were all impressed!
Miss Nine was as happy with her trip as her Mama was I think?!
What an absolutely amazing, one-of-a-kind days. When it comes to the Grand Canyon no longer shall I be asking myself… “mum, how much longer?”