Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter 2020

Well this Easter sure looked different than anything we have ever experienced...

I had to giggle as I read back on last year's post about our Easter since I mentioned a few times "our Easter was different this year" -- how naive I was back then.  I meant it in the way that we were not around for the processions that occur throughout Semana Santa or Holy Week and instead traveled most of the week.  You can read about our past Easters -- here (2016) and here (2017) or here (2018).

However, this year we weren't given a choice to not see the processions as we are in an estado de alarma or state of alarm thanks to the coronavirus pandemic that is currently affecting the entire world.  And this year we weren't given much of a choice as to how we spent our Easter as well -- with only those in our household as the entire country of Spain is on very strict lock down orders.  You can read more about our weeks in lock down -- week one here and week two here and week three here and week four here and the start of week five here.

Knowing that we would be confined to our houses for Easter, Trevor and I talked early on and decided to not make a huge deal out of it.  We knew that Serafina (and us) needed as much routine as possible.  But we would still do a few activities mainly because they are fun and to break up the monotony of our day to day in lock down.  I attempted a spring stamp activity using paper towel rolls for stamps -- and while it didn't turn out the way I had planned, Serafina sure had fun and that is all that matters.
We have two very close friends here who had bought egg dying kits to do with Serafina but of course we weren't allowed to do that (which bummed me out) but we decided to do a virtual egg dying event.  And we all had SO much fun -- Serafina was so excited to show off her eggs and she just wanted to keep dying all the eggs.
Every year the base does a big Easter Egg hunt and Color Run but obviously this year it was cancelled (and because everything is ordered so far in advance, they already had ALL the eggs).  The base put together bags for families to pick up full of pre-stuffed eggs so we could do our own hunts at home.  So in addition to Serafina's Easter basket, we also did a little egg hunt.  We typically do more practical items from the Easter Bunny but this year I raided our toy stash and extra art supplies to give us some more entertainment for our lock down!

Serafina loved her Easter basket and had a blast hunting for the eggs.  We had a low-key day of chatting with our families, playing with the toys the Easter Bunny brought and Trevor and I started cleaning out our basement storage area (Serafina sure liked it because we still haven't gotten rid of her baby toys so she had fun playing with those too)!
Overall it was a great day.  Did not feel like Easter at all, but it was a good day.  We did make a nice dinner of pot roast, mashed potatoes and carrots -- Trevor and I enjoyed a nicer bottle of wine, but we also didn't change out of our pajamas all day, no Easter outfits over here.  Hopefully next year we will be able to celebrate with family and friends!

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