Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Easter Recap

We were blessed with the weather over the bank holiday.
The sun was shining all day long which meant that the kids were out and about all the time.
Pure heaven.

We went to the park for the first time in a very long time and they had a blast. Even the big kids have a go on the swings. 

Saturday was spent with the horses, fooling around and just enjoying the sunshine.
I love taking pictures and my favourite subject besides my kids is horses.

Jasmin had a sleepover at Nana's house Saturday so we had to plant the Magic Beans at her house. To say they were excited would be an understatement. Even Paddy knew what was going on.

Sunday morning, The seeds were gone thanks to Granddad and the lollie pops were there.
Paddy loved his but Jasmin said it didn't taste nice. Must have been the dirt. Ha!

There was plenty of chocolate and eggs and Easter goodies floating around all day. We had a big family dinner which was delicious and my sister made the most amazing dessert, Strawberry meringue biscuit cake, that will be on the blog soon. So yummy!

We had an Egg hunt with the neighbors. The girls were running around like mad rabbits and loosing all their eggs. Paddy was walking around after them picking up all the egg the girls dropped and ended up with the most eggs. Cleaver boy. We divided the eggs up after so everyone got the same.

We spent Monday chilling out in front of the tv watching Frozen. I loved the movie a little more then a grown woman should and I totally want to learn the songs. Hubs says I can't sing but I can... just badly. Ha! But I'm gonna rock those songs, Let it go, let it gooo!

Overall we had an amazing Easter with family and friends and lots of fun.
We still have the rest of this week off school and I have loads of chocolate to bribe my kids to behave.
Mom of the Year right here.

How was you Easter? Do you have as much chocolate left in your house as me? 
Have you gone mad over the Easter holidays?
Let me know n the comments I'd love to connect with my readers.
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Grow a surprise with Magic beans

Easter is this weekend.
That means it's a long weekend and we get to eat our weight in chocolate.
Woo hoo!
I might not eat my weight in chocolate, that would be a lot but I'm gonna enjoy my little egg so much.
I also means that we get to celebrate Easter with the old and new traditions.

Our old ones are to have an egg hunt, Easter bags and a family dinner at my parents house.
Dinner will be all the trimmings just like Christmas but just a little more chocolate.
The kids will open there Easter bags to see what goodies I have in there for them.
I filled them up with crafts, toys and of course chocolates and sweets.

The newest tradition that I'm starting this year involves "Magic Beans".
I saw this idea all over pinterest last year and didn't have enough time to get it pulled together. But I got my act together this year and I'm sharing it with all you lovely people.

 The thought of a lolliepop growing over night gets me so excited that the kids will probably burst. I would have loved to wake up Easter morning to something like this.

I went to Tesco and got a pack of Jellybeans for little more than a euro. Bargain!
I put them in a sandwich bag with the top cut off and tied it with some ribbon I got in the florists. Attached the free printable below and there you have it. I can't remember where I got the giant lollie pops but if you can't find them, you could always stick a few small lollies in the ground instead.

Plant your magic jellybeans in the ground, on the night before Easter and cover them with dirt. And in the morning the magic of Easter will have grown a surprise for you.
And by the "Magic of Easter" I mean Mom or Dad have to get up early and go outside and stick the lolliepops in the ground. How magical! 

All printables on the blog are for you personal use. Feel free to print as many as you want and if you share it on your blog, let me know. I'd like to say thanks.

I honestly can't wait to see the look on the kids faces when they see the magic lollie pops.
What are your Easter traditions? Do you do anything to make it extra special for your kids. I'd love to hear them. Let me know in the comments. Maybe I'll try them out next year.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Favourite Things Friday

Hooray! It's Friday! And it's the start of the Easter holidays here in the E household and I couldn't be happier. I can't wait to just not have to go anywhere and i can't believe I'm going to say this but I really can't wait to catch up on the cleaning and organizing in the house.
It's a little bit if a mess. But enough about that, here are my favourite pick this week. They're kind of Easter themed this week so all you moms with bored kids can find something quick and easy to entertain them. If these fail just stick on Frozen and your golden. Let me know your favourites in the comments or chat to me on Facebook or Instagram. I'd love to connect with you.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Have an Egg-cellent Easter {printable}

I can't quite believe that Easter is just around the corner.
Where is the year going.

In preparation for Easter, I'm making up little goodie bags for the kids and some friends.
I love giving goodie bags to kids.
Just something small and simple can really make the Easter celebrations extra special.

And of course you know I made a little printable to finish off the whole thing.
I like to keep my printables clean and simple.
And not use all my ink at once.
So I hope you like them.

Just right-click on the image and save it to your computer.
Print it as often as you like but please only use them for personal use and link back to my blog if you share.

I've used chocolates from Aldi and Tesco in my bags. They both have a huge selection of budget friendly chocolate in their shops. Perfect for this frugal Mama. You could put stickers or small toys in there too but whatever you put in there I'm sure they'll love it.

I'm going to be sharing a new tradition that were starting in our house this Easter in a few days. I just need to find time to get some pictures and make a little printable and I'll let you all in on the magic.

Click the links below to see more Easter related posts from some amazing Irish bloggers.

Easter Eggsperiment Special over at Dr. Hows science wows
Check out these great dairy free treat ideas over at Dairy Free Kids
Easter Hama bead activity over at Learner Mama

Colorines Wonderful customized mug {Winner}

So today is the day.
I'm announcing the winner of one of these hand drawn, custom designed mugs.
But first, I would like to say a big "THANK YOU" to everyone that entered the competition.
And yes. I was shouting that thank you. Yer just great. 

And the winner is......

Laura Kenny
entry #31

Congratulations Laura. Make sure you contact  Colorines Wonderful through her facebook page {here} to discuss your design. 

Happy Hump day everyone.

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