Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another Nice, Relaxing Day!

Our Easter was very nice. We decorated eggs using a sports kit picked out by Kylen, read about Jesus' death and resurrection, and had dinner at Greg's parents' house. The meal included some items that would be typical of a traditional Easter meal in Romania, as that is where Greg's family is from.

First we had green onions, bell peppers, cheese (feta and cashcaval, similar to Swiss) and bread. This was followed by Ukrainian sweet bread and eggs. Two people pick an egg. The first person says, "Christ has risen." The second person replies, "Indeed He has," while knocking the tip of his egg on the first person's egg tip. They turn the eggs over and do it again on the other end. If one of the eggs is uncracked, his egg is now called a "champion." He proceeds to knock eggs with the next person, continuing until his egg is cracked. This Romanian custom is one of Kylen's favorite Easter traditions!

The main course was leg of lamb with garlic cloves, spinach salad, and baked potatoes. It was delish! For dessert we enjoyed fresh strawberries, ice cream, whipped cream, and pound cake.

Greg's parents gave Kylen a chocolate bunny and eggs. The chocolate, hollow eggs are unusual as each one has a plastic container inside with a small toy or puzzle. They can be found at Russian grocery stores.

There is a slideshow in the upper right corner of my blog with pictures from both Saturday and Sunday. I hope you all had a lovely weekend!


Anonymous said...

That looks like a wonderful tradition. The slideshow was neat too. My ds got a Mario kit of some kind for his ds lite for Easter. He loved it. I tagged you on my blog if you would like to participate, plus I put pictures of the gift basket you sent!
I know what you mean when you say you can't type with someone standing behind you. Me neither! But, it's not just my kids! It's my husband, my dad, my kid's friends, etc. No matter when I get on the computer, someone pops up!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Fun traditions! Sounds like you had a great weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Farrah,
I finally made it over to your blog. I'm here, too, but mine is a work-in-progress. ;-)
I wanted to say that my husband's family does what they call the "egg peck". First person grabs an egg and yells "I've got an egg to peck", and then someone grabs an egg and they do the peck on the top, then bottom, whoever comes out unscathed (no cracks) is the champion, who then goes on to challenge others. My hubby's family is from Germany, but they don't remember who taught them this tradition (no one from Romania). However, it lives on, and the grandchildren (almost all are grown) love to participate still, and the great-grandchildren will be taught as soon as they can understand it (the eldest is 2, his little brother is 4 months).

Terri (from homeschool blogger)