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Going for the Mum of the Year title.

I sent Rebekah to school with a container of Easter egg biscuits.

And Alexander went to school with this gift for his teacher who is leaving to have her first baby.

Rebekah had a shared lunch. She wanted to take a packet of chippies, I decided to decorate biscuits with her. She made the icing and decorated them mostly by herself … with the help of her siblings … I showed her how to make them look like Easter eggs and then let her go for it. I had to let go of that desire to see them all done perfectly! And after school, when I asked what everyone else brought she said ‘I’m glad I didn’t bring chippies, most people brought chippies.’

It’s probably a little early for sneak peeks, but I’ve used the April kit from SE to cover this tin for Alexanders teacher. He chose the doggy to go in it … all kids need a doggy right? You’ll see more of that later in the month.

It’s Easter weekend and the plan is to relax, maybe do a little cleaning of the house – inside and out, maybe a little scrapbooking, a little chocolate eating, I suppose I should do a little exercise too. Hope you all have a fantastic Easter weekend and you keep safe.

Something to think about:

In 1361, a monk named Father Thomas Rocliffe made small, spicy cakes stamped with the sign of the cross to be given to the poor.

Ever since then, Hot Cross Buns have been a very special Easter symbol. Here is what they mean:

• The bread reminds us of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and how they broke bread together.
• The raisins are dried grapes and can be a reminder of the cup of wine Jesus and his disciples shared.
• The cross on top is a reminder of Jesus’ death on a cross and a symbol of God’s love for and desire for justice among all people.
• The spices used in the dough recall the spices the women brought to the tomb with which they planned to anoint Jesus’ body.
• The buns are round and remind us of the stone that was rolled away from the tomb.

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14 Responses

  1. I bet his teacher was stoked, I like the sneak peak. And those bikkies looked great I bet they were one of the things to go first. Like the bit on teh hot cross buns. Have a great Easter.

  2. What a awesome idea on the biscuits. They are great.

  3. WOW, you totally ARE Mum of the Year, Beverley!! GO YOU!!

    LOVE the story about the Hot Cross Bun. I always enjoy reading that one. Have a very blessed Easter!!!

  4. Yep I agree thats good going Mum of the Year!
    Have a lovely Easter Bev!

  5. Hi Bev
    Looking forward to catching up with everyone again. Great ideas with the biscuits 🙂
    Michelle TW

  6. thanks for that reminder about the hot cross buns, was trying to remember that today!

  7. Oh how wonderful, I never knew that about the hotcross buns.. now they mean so much to me.. thankyou Beverley…
    oh and I love your bicy’s…too cute.

  8. I’m sure that the biscuits went down a treat …

    I’m sure that you had the patience of a saint as well watching the kids ‘ice’ them …

  9. Yummy looking biscuits Beverley!! And such a cute dog too! We are experts at puppy buying here…. Mr 5&3/4 still takes his “Puppy” almost everywhere…. he’s had him since he was 6 months old!

    Look forward to seeing you take out MOTY 2007! 🙂

  10. Love the easter bikkies, cool idea.

  11. Those biscuits look fabulous and I bet they were a hit at school. Also love your story on the hot cross buns. Think I would like to copy and keep this one.

  12. Wow dude you have been soooooooo busy. Am loving your work – so colourful! Go you for SENZ!

  13. Love the look of the biccies and will have to make some of those next year!
    A.

  14. Wow lucky teachers!!
    Oh and thanks for the info about blogspot! I got it to work:)

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