Easter – Resurrection Day!
Easter is my favorite holiday. I love it. As a Christian, there is no greater event than Christ’s resurrection from the dead. I just love reading about that morning and picturing it in my head; I can only imagine the song that was vibrating throughout ALL of creation on that day. As a wife, it reminds me of my wedding day, as Mike and I got married Easter weekend. And as a mom, I love telling the Easter story and sharing the joy with our kids. This year we bought some Resurrection Eggs and Abe LOVES them (April’s still a little young to want to do more than eat them). We did two eggs each night and I’m guessing we went through all twelve eggs at least six times. Mike and I love this part about being a parent; teaching our kids about God, who He is and what He has done for us… what a privilege.
A couple notes about their Easter clothes. I was finally able to find a shirt for Abe that I liked, that matched April’s dress, and that didn’t cost a fortune. Yes, I had to bribe him to wear it. April’s dress was one of the flower girl dresses worn in our wedding. Mike’s niece Julie was in the wedding and Katie (Mike’s sister) had held onto it. She gave it to us (along with some other clothes) when we found out we were having a girl. I almost cried. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that our daughter gets to wear it.
April did WAY better at the egg hunt at church than I thought she would. She totally got it! (Of course, I forgot my camera, but my friend Andrea took a short video with her iPhone. Unfortunately, Windows Movie Maker isn’t up to date enough to read it and let me manipulate the video. Grumph. Oh well. I’m due for a video collage soon, so maybe I can figure it out by then.) Another big April moment was that we FINALLY had our walking break though at the pool later that day. She took her first steps over a month earlier, but really showed no interest in walking on her own. Well, that’s all changed now! Yay! We’re finally a toddler!!
Saturday before Easter we colored some eggs. Mike and Abe got started while I put April to bed. By the time I joined, they had already cracked two eggs, so Mike gave me the “egg coloring” job while he took a more comfortable seat behind the camera. I can’t remember the last time I actually did this, and this was Abe’s first time. It was fun, and they did turn color, but I think I’ll look up some “coloring tips” for next year as I wasn’t very impressed with the outcome. “Artistic mastery” certainly does not describe them.
Once we returned on Sunday from church and the egg hunt, I used our colored eggs to create a simple scavenger hunt for the kids (mainly Abe) to find their Easter buckets. The clues were simple. For example, the first one read, “Find the next egg in the place where you brush your teeth.” It was fun. Abe had a great time with it and April loved following big brother around.
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