Category Archives: Easter

Buona Pasqua 2013

The boys hopped down the stairs to find all the Easter treats. 
The treats the ‘Bunny’ left for the boys very early this morning on the stairs of our home. 
The Boys at the beginning of service getting ready to light the candle.
Easter Service at church. The boys helped make pretty crafts to decorate the cross; The Easter Garden; Easter service.
The Decorated Cross 
Happy Easter from my bella familia to yours. 

*photographs belong to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All rights reserved –

Happy Easter Part II

The joys of living in another country are receiving care packages from family members ‘back home’.  We received our Easter package from my in laws today and the boys were really excited to stretch out Easter just a little further. Besides what child would say no to more candy? Obviously not mine.

Earrings for Easter that my MIL bought me. 
Easter care package from the inlaws.  
Easter cards, green grass, and some hard boiled eggs. 
Took the boys to the park to run out their sillys.
Mr. Men chocolates…yum! 

Watching live tv for the first time off my FIL’s slingbox. Almost a year since I’ve seen American commercials. Feel like Im back in the US.

Happy Easter

I have not fathomed just how big and over the top America celebrates holidays.  Trying to find things to put in the boys’ Easter baskets proved this point to myself. There are lots of eggs, but no ‘baskets’.  There is also not a plethora of plastic green grass, needless Easter toys and egg dying kits.  I love the thought of just buying an Egg and the boys were both excited to get their own egg.  However I did pick up some extra little chocolates, a film, and a few items from the toy section so we can have some new things to do together while they are on Easter Break.

We really wanted to get out of the house today and do something special as a family.  We took the boys over to Chichester to go to the RAF museum.  The boys really enjoyed seeing the planes and it was really nice to do something that reminded me of my dad.  He would have loved going there with us.  I really wish I could have seen what he would be like with my boys experiencing something that was such a huge part of his life and who he was while he was alive. 
We ended up missing the last bus back and got to take a 2 hour nature walk back to where the train station is in town. Though not planned it was very enjoyable.  We got to see two large rabbits in the field as well as many other animals.  After a night of pizza we got our train and headed home. It was a great day to be with our family.
The Easter Bunny left his goodies for the boys. 
Ronan & Maddox with their Easter goodies. 
Looking inside.
My three guys with the planes at the RAF museum. 

My kids’ Easter surprises. They do not do baskets in the UK, so I pieced it together from a few various shop

Toured RAF museum in Chichester, took a 2 hr nature walk after missing the last bus, and enjoyed a family dinner before catching train home.

Buona Pasqua a tutti! Happy Easter ♥ xx