How We Celebrated Easter During the Pandemic

This year’s Easter celebration looked a lot different from previous years’. No family and no Easter events leading up to the big day. It was just hubby, the twins and me celebrating at home in the most simple ways.

Easter Breakfast

Our day started off with hubby making fresh banana pancakes, and I made a batch of scones. The boys played together while we got breakfast made, which is not their normal routine. They usually eat breakfast right after the get dressed, so I was impressed by their patience this morning.

Easter Breakfast - Banana Pancake and Raspberry scone
Easter Breakfast – Banana Pancake and Raspberry scone

Easter Baskets

I planned ahead this year and bought some Easter items before our state went under the stay-at-home order. I have been limiting my trips out of the house to only the bare minimum and did not want to go shopping in stores. The Easter gifts were fewer than previous years because most of our income has gone away. Hubby got laid off and I experienced a job reduction, so I only ordered a few additional gifts from Amazon and some things via Target drive-up. My parents also sent a few gifts to the twins via Amazon.

Easter Baskets
Easter Baskets

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt

I didn’t really have time to buy Easter egg stuffers this year, so I wound up stuffing the eggs mostly with Easter stickers. I also had some Easter sidewalk chalk and stamps that had never been opened.

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt
Indoor Easter Egg Hunt

We opted to do the egg hunt indoors because the forecast called for rain this morning.

Living Room Easter Egg Hunt
Living Room Easter Egg Hunt

The boys are still at the phase where they don’t quite understand that you are supposed to collect the eggs first and then see what is inside afterwards!

Easter Content

There was a lot to watch online this year because the world has decided to stop. We enjoyed watching the Andrea Bocelli concert at the Duomo. I also watched the Scuba Bunnies feed the fish at Birch Aquarium.

Scuba Bunnies at Birch Aquarium

The boys watched two movies, The First Easter Rabbit on YouTube and Guess How Much I love You An Easter: An Enchanting Easter on Amazon Prime, while we did things around the house.

Easter movie time!
Easter movie time!

Easter Dinner

My afternoon of cooking started at 2:30 pm while the kids were napping because I was planning to make an epic meal of roasted lamb shanks and roasted veggies.

Getting lamb shanks ready
Getting lamb shanks ready

The lamb shanks headed into the oven for 3 hours.

Getting lamb shanks ready
Getting lamb shanks ready

Dinner was amazing. The lamb fell off the bone and was so tender. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any ingredients to make an epic Easter dessert, but I am glad that we were able to spend this day together. It was actually kind of nice just having the four of us.

Roasted lamb shanks, potatoes and carrots for Easter dinner
Roasted lamb shanks, potatoes and carrots for Easter dinner

Next year, we will celebrate with family and this Easter will be a distant memory.

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