Thursday, April 21, 2011

Getting ready for Easter....

 The kids are all coming for Easter and that makes it SO much fun!!  It's hard to get us all in one place at one time more than a few times a year...so when it does, it makes my heart happy.
 










Things are finally starting to green up.
  We've started cleaning the yard and sprucing up....

and spring bulb flowers are out which makes you sigh after such a long winter!  Now if only it would get warm too!!

So after going to work this morning and seeing that Kathy had made a really cute Easter bunny cake, she inspired me and  I decided to do cut-outs for the grandkids.  They took me all evening to make, a labor of love.

I decided to make them Martha Stewart-ish and had visions in my head of adding the cute embellishments on her covers.

My results???? (like the rest of my week...) They look like pastel ghosts at Halloween!! (they did taste pretty good though...)
P.S.  They were carrots and then I did eggs too....which turned out even worse! 

Decision:  Get cut-outs Saturday a.m. from Hawkins (local grocery).  Everybody loves them.  Check. 

19 comments:

Lorri said...

Oh, girl. That is exactly what would happen to me. I can cookALL day long, but I will ruin a cake in minutes! Happy Easter! Enjoy every minute!

Stacy Crawford said...

I love Hawkins for bakery items, especially chocolate cream sticks...ymmmm.

Happy Easter!

Darlene said...

Your yard is beginning to look like spring! I know how happy you will be when it does warm up. You've had a long cold winter.

I thought your cut outs looked pretty yummy. I'm not sure what they were supposed to look like but they looked good to me.

It is nice that you have a place like Hawkins to get good stuff when you don't have time to bake. I know how it is when you have to work. I used to do that too.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

rosaria said...

Oh, you made me miss those days.
Enjoy!

Rebecca said...

We're getting ready, too! (I'm not trying ANYthing as fancy as you did!) And I don't think I have a Hawkins near us. Sounds wonderful to have one!

Your yard looks SO wonderful. You're a little ahead of us. My daffodils aren't doing their thing on time this year. I look out and see WORK!

Happy Easter season and Resurrection Sunday to you!

acorn hollow said...

Enjoy those babies and have a wonderful easter
cathy

Mandy said...

Wow, that's wonderful, so lovely!
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. :)

Julia said...

Donna, you are such a darling grandmother. The kids will love those cookies and they won't even ask what there were supposed to be.
Now if the adults want to make fun of your cookies, don't let them have any, or enlist their help next year. Have Happy Easter weekend and enjoy your beautiful family.

I just wanted to say thanks for enriching my blog with your warm comments, I always feel good after you leave a comment. Bunny Hugs, JB

karen said...

I love your little treats - and anyone could tell they were carrots! Your yard and flowers are sooo Easter-y and just scream springtime. Lovely.

music notes said...

Happy Easter and enjoy your time with family!

mollygolver said...

Have a lovely Easter with your family, Donna. x

Kerri said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who screws up cut outs! :) I like to get the plain ones at the bakery and then decorate...b/c when I make cut outs, they're always hard as a rock! I like to go to Hawkins when I'm visiting my mom...they have the best bakery!

Happy Easter! Enjoy your family time!

Sue said...

Have a wonderful Easter. You are a good grandma!

=)

D.J. Hughes said...

Adorable pictures. Those cookies look positively scrumptious. :)

Summer said...

Cut outs are always a tricky recipe ....either too thin or too pale .... but it was your labor of love that counted most before the eyes of our LORD .... Praise the name of the LORD JESUS this weekend
and every weekend that we have breath !!Enjoy your family & rest well knowing that HE died and rose for you .

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Dear Donna,
Your words were sweet and melodic. Thanks for your visit to my blog. It is fun, isn't it.

Sue Branch and I have been friends for 28 years. In fact, we're distant cousins.

All joys to you and yours this Easter season,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Jennifer said...

How very fun! Love the cookies! Have a wonderful time with you family as we celebrate our savior's death and Resurrection.
Warmly, Jennifer aka Gigi

Deb Shucka said...

Great pictures of your spring. I love the cookies and the efforts you put into them. I'll bet the kids don't care what they look like.