But first, we had to prepare. On Friday night we decorated Easter eggs. Ava was especially excited to decorate eggs and made some beautiful ones. Dan showed Drew how to make a multicolored egg and he did a great job making a green and blue one with his name on it. I like to make sure that the kids know the real reasons we celebrate, not just focus on candy and gifts. So, after the eggs were all dyed, we all snuggled on the couch and watched an animated movie about Easter. It told the story of the Passion in a kid appropriate way. On Saturday we made sugar cookies in the shape of a cross and homemade carrot cake, also in the shape of a cross.
Easter Sunday finally arrived and as soon as he opened his eyes Drew said "It's Easter!" The kids came out and saw their baskets full of goodies and then got right to looking for Easter eggs the bunny had hidden around the house. I made special Easter breakfast for us including creme brulee baked french toast (YUM), fruit and sausage with mimosas for the adults. Then we all got ready for church. I love having church at 10:30. It makes holidays (and Sundays in general) so much less stressful.
After having a great sermon from Pastor Rick at church, we had an Easter egg hunt despite the cold and windy weather. What happened to our 70 degree days from last week? The kids didn't seem to be bothered by it and ran around the grass collecting more eggs with their friends.
Since it was just going to be us and Uncle Scott for dinner, our good friends the Quayles invited us over to their house. We already had all the fixings for our dinner, so we brought it over there and had one giant Easter dinner. We brought ham, scalloped potatoes, asparagus and carrot cake. They had pork tenderloin, cheesey potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli casserole, raspberry lemonade jello and three kinds of dessert. Needless to say, we ate too much!
We had such a wonderful Easter celebrating Jesus, our risen Lord, and we hope you did too!