Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter 2007

Happy Easter! It's Easter weekend again and our Easter celebrations started last night with the vigil mass at our local parish church. Normally the Easter masses are a bit solemn so I had to remind the kids this time to be serious and they did try their best to listen to the readings and even tried to sing along to some of the hymns. Our little girl already knows a lot about Easter and why we celebrate it so she was keen to listen to a lot of the readings. The boy however took a little bit of coaxing to keep still and listen attentively but he did his best. At the end of the mass the priest brought out a basket of chocolate Easter eggs to the delight of all the kids there.

This morning, we had a mini Easter egg hunt at home. The wife and I hid little yellow chicks throughout our backyard and around the house and we asked the kids to look for all of them. We promised that if the found all the chicks that they'd get their surprises. It didn't take long and they found all the chicks we hid ( with a little bit of help, of course ) and they got more chocolates and sweets from us this time.

Our good friends came calling at lunch time and we had a small lunch at home. The day turned out to be a balmy 27ÂșC so, being as spontaneous as we are, we all packed up and visited the beach! Thinking that it would be too cold to actually go down to the water, I thought the kids wouldn't need any of their swim suits. Boy, was I wrong! At first I thought I'd just fold their pants up so they can wade in the water but no sooner have they dipped a toe in when they sat on the water and started picking shells. It didn't take long for our boy to strip down to his jocks and running around in and out of the water. The little girl followed suit and they had a fun time just jumping and playing in the water.

We spent the Easter Sunday afternoon strolling on the beach, playing at the playground near the beach and having some ice creams and chips at the kiosk. It was as close as we could get to a Easter Sunday beach excursion that's so typical of Philippine Holy Week holidays. Our Easter pictures here. enjoy!

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