Well, over the past few days we've done a few Easter-ish things. First up, I decided to bake paska. I try to make it every year at Easter. This year, however, I tried my hand at dairy free paska! Instead of milk, cream, and butter I used soy milk and dairy free margarine. I tweaked my mom's fantastic paska recipe-- it's truly the best recipe ever. I'm totally unbiased when I say that :) The verdict? Still delicious. Really though, what doesn't taste delicious when topped with icing and sprinkles?
Emerson had her first taste of paska. She loved it. I've been giving her bits of bread and rice lately and she will sit for the longest time trying to pick the pieces up. So cute... she's still very unsuccessful. What we have noticed is that she definitely uses her left hand more than the right. Look's like we're two for two in the lefty department! Doug is rejoicing. If the kids get his height and my lefty-ness we're going to have some killer volleyball players on our hands :)
On Saturday I had three extra chickies at my house. To keep them busy we had an Easter candy/craft party. We made these cute little chicks. The kids had scissors, glue, and paper flying everywhere. If I had an extra set of hands Emerson would have been able to make one too... she unfortunately had to sit on the sidelines in her Exersaucer watching the other kids craft it up. I don't think she really minded all that much. In the end, the candy/craft party was a smashing success... the kids liked the craft and had some pretty great sugar highs going on. They all crashed just in time for nap time... perfect.
These little munchkins got to do a bit of paska taste testing for me.