Pascha and Picnic

I made some Greek Easter Bread for Pascha. It came out huge! I didn’t expect that at all. I hadn’t dyed any eggs this year, so I didn’t put any eggs in the bread. You’re supposed to put a couple red eggs in the dough and then bake it. Oh well.DSCN0270 DSCN0271 DSCN0272 There’s a family at Church that invites the congregation over for a meal and an egg hunt. It was so awesome. They had BBQ pork, fried chicken, raw kibbe (which I did not try – I know… how lame of me), ribs, and ice cream bars at the end of the day. I LOVE ice cream. So good.DSCN0278 DSCN0277 DSCN0276 DSCN0275 DSCN0274 DSCN0287 DSCN0286 DSCN0285 DSCN0279 DSCN0280 DSCN0281 DSCN0282 DSCN0283 DSCN0284

Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

We went to the Lazarus Saturday Outing at the Chancery. Anastasia and Alexandra got to pet pigs, sheep, goats, cows, bunnies, chickens. Anastasia got to ride a pony. I think she really liked it.DSCN0235 DSCN0236 DSCN0237 DSCN0238 DSCN0239 DSCN0241 DSCN0242 DSCN0243 DSCN0244 DSCN0245

They got to jump around in the bouncy house. Alexa was giggling pretty much the whole time. It was so cute.
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This is the egg hunt. In each set of ages there’s one egg with a chocolate coin in it, if you find it that means that you get an icon from Bishop Basil. My husband and I have the worst luck ever; I don’t think we ever win anything. But Alexa found the egg with the chocolate coin. Maybe our luck is changing, or she’s just lucky.
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This is Palm Sunday at Church. Bishop Basil reads the Gospel reading again after the procession outside and all the kids chime in with “Hosanna!” It gives you goosebumps and makes you want to cry tears of joy. Anastasia moved her way up to the very front. Alexa fell asleep on my shoulder.DSCN0253 DSCN0254