Monday, April 05, 2010

Our first Easter egg hunt

We were so fortunate to be invited to an Easter egg hunt and brunch. Laura and John were our downstairs neighbors in our condo building in Lincoln Park 6 years ago, and they recently moved to Oak Park themselves. Aside from being some of the nicest, most genuine people you'd ever meet, their children are exactly one year older than our kids--right down to the month.

Anyway, Z and A had a wonderful time scouting for eggs and playing with the dozen other kids. It was sunny and in the 70s and there were nice people, mango mimosas and Bloody Marys. What more can you ask for? Since Josh and I keep Passover, I brought this delicious Apple-Matzoh Kugel, which was variously identified by the others as "apple turnover," "cracker French toast" and "strudel." One person said, "I don't know what this apple dish is, but it's the best thing I've ever eaten!" Rare words for a kosher-for-Passover dish, right?

If you have a moment, click over to Devra Renner's post on going to the White House Easter Egg Roll. She includes a wonderful allegory that helps explain to kids how and why we share others' traditions.