I’m kind of saddened that I have to pack away my Easter decorations, but all good things come to and end, right? As Nora Jones sings sweet tunes in the background, my kiddos’ precious voices can be heard living out their magical imaginations of whimsical creatures like dragons, witches, unicorns and more. Their innocence and joyful laughter always warms my heart and puts a smile on my face. As I’m listening to the fairytales they tell each other, all while Nora captures the moment perfectly, like a soundtrack to their beautiful existence. I am thinking of upcoming holidays and daily festivities, I’m so excited to celebrate with these two stunning souls, who breath a new life into me every single day.
I’m a sucker for holidays, especially family holiday traditions. Scavenger hunts has become an all time favorite with my kiddos. Every holiday I search on various sites for riddles and clues, print them out and then hide them all around inside and outside our home. This year I embellished the clues with some card stock and stickers, before placing them inside eggs. My girls 7 and 4 years old, love to team up and look for new clues. I’ve attached the riddles I used for this years Easter Scavenger Hunt, in case you would like to give it a try.
It’s day 22 of of self isolation and my number one priority has been and still is to keep to routines and maintain a sense of normalcy in all this madness. Keeping the kiddos occupied has been challenging at times because lets face it, there’s only so much you can do from within your four walls. But fear not, because this mommy has an arsenal of boredom busting tricks, ideas and activities up her sleeve. Like these twisted looking cinnamon roll Easter bunnies we made. They may look strange, but I promise they taste awesome!
Add the lukewarm water and yeast to a bowl. Mix in 1 tablespoon of sugar and let it activate.
In a small pot, over low heat mix milk, oil and sugar until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the flour to a large bowl.
Make a well in the flour and add the yeast and milk mixture to the flour.
Add the eggs.
Wrap the bowl with Glad wrap and let it rise for 2 hours.
Once the dough is ready, roll it out into a rectangle.
Spread a thin layer of butter all over your dough.
In a small bowl mix 1 cup sugar, with 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture all over the buttered dough.
Roll the dough up and cut into equal pieces.
Place the cinnamon rolls on to a cookie sheets and bake for 12-15 min until slightly golden on 175 C