Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter 2008

Last minute outdoor decor for Easter, done the day before Easter.

Coloring eggs

In between my reports about our vacation, let me share our Easter 2008, too.

We left Manila on Holy Thursday and arrived in Frankfurt on Good Friday. There was even a short discussion with my strict Catholic Nanay (mom) in Manila when she got confused over our scheduled flight. The conversion goes, we were on the phone:

Nanay: 'I heard you are flying on Good Friday. Are you not a Catholic anymore?'
Me: 'No, we are flying on Holy Thursday. Of course I am still a Catholic.'
Nanay: 'Okay, that is good to hear. Or else I would not allow you to leave.'

What else can I say? Well, our real plan was to fly back home on a Good Friday but there was no more seats available. I guess those people flying are also not Catholics :) I dont want to know what kind of argument would happen if we did got on a flight on that Friday.

I do have faith and I believe. Why I didnt really notice the significance of those dates escaped me, too.

We did get to celebrate Easter. In fact, the kids have been coloring eggs since January this year. Papa dont want the girls to miss this Easter highlight just because we would be in vacation. And I did get the Easter gifts ready before we took off.

the nests were all inside

The only thing they missed doing was the making of the 'real' easter nests; it was snowing and wet and cold when we arrived.

For the first time in six years, the nests stayed inside the house such that the egg hunting happened inside, too. Such that the kids were still wearing their pajamas while hunting.
And yes, we did go to church. Here are the kids showing off their loots.

And here they are receiving their treasures from Tante Ingrid. Oma and opa were on vacation though.

7 comments:

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Good job, Raq! Your girls are so lucky to have you for their mom. You work so hard.

God Bless
Jeannie

lovelyn said...

Still cold here too for egg hunting. Easter eggs ended up only as a morning surprise for my kids. It was fun for my little one as its his first time to munch chocolate.

haze said...

Yes it's the culture during Good Friday, stay at home, no music, no tv, no meat ! Somehow, there's an evolution there are a lot of things to do for abstinence.

Great egg hunting :D ! Exciting...

auee said...

aba talaga naman :-)
I've not arranged an easter egg hunt for Kelvin - ever. I wanted to try this year, but the London weather won't behave!

raqgold said...

jeannie - thanks, we, moms, work so hard :D

lovelyn - that was why we had to do it inside, it was really cold, brrrr

haze - that tradition we have in pinas isnt really done here, i dont really know why. but we do TRY to skip meat on good friday.

auee - try this egg hunting inside the house, masaya din.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

oo nga ano, first time ko rin na nag snow sa easter, parang xmas.....

thanks for sharing your easter day....

raqgold said...

vk - ang aga kasi ng easter ngayon e. pero sana maging maganda ang summer natin this year ano?