Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Easter 2015

The month of March just flew by for our family.  I had lost a few pieces from our resurrection eggs so it took me a while to locate some of the items that go inside them.  So we didn’t work on them each night leading up to Easter as we have in years past.   

We made the mistake of doing the egg hunt first then the resurrection eggs this year.  Micah was literally bouncing off of his seat, he could not sit still, or focus for the life of him.  Calvin listened attentively, while quietly munching away on his candy and Judah tried to steal Micah’s candy the whole time.  It was anything but worshipful.

I knew we’d be getting a package from my parents filled with plenty of sweets and the boys plus sweets make for a dangerous combo, but decided to go ahead and stuff the eggs with candy, Judah's I filled with animal crackers.  

Our boys don’t actually know about Easter baskets, so the day before Easter  I started feeling a little sorry for them and picked up one special sweet and a kinder egg, to put in their “Easter basket”.  

Now usually I collect sour cream buckets for our egg hunt throughout the year, because we live in a place where you can buy sour cream at any store in a small bucket, but this year I forgot and don’t think I used that much sour cream.  So I had to empty out a couple of baskets so they could hunt some eggs, just a couple minutes before their hunt.

After our resurrection eggs we showed the boys this video and surprise, they actually sat still.  (Micah saw the story in his Bible this week and was so excited because, we had watched that story.  So he did pay attention, I was shocked.)

Easter breakfast, we have the traditional of eating the Easter eggs the boys dyed the night before and this year I made smoothies.  I had planned on doing resurrection rolls but after some thought decided that would require some time and Judah is a hungry little grump in the morning so there’s not a chance he was going to wait for any resurrection rolls to bake. 

The rest of the morning the boys played, then after nap time we headed out to our friends house, where we enjoyed a great celebration with our team. We had an egg hunt for the kids.  Judah really got into it.  It was fun.  Micah of course had so much fun.  Calvin was in the big kids group, and was the smallest so he wasn’t overly impressed by his success, but he did pick out the prize he was wanting.

Micah of course didn’t give anyone the chance to choose the sword and pirate eye patch.  We’ve had non edible prizes after the hunt the past few years, so the person with the most eggs gets to choose first, then we work our way down.

We ate some ridiculous good food.  And had a meaningful worship time to end our time.  It’s such a joy to celebrate Christ’s resurrection with some pretty sweet friends.  Truly something to praise the Lord for, and I just love this song.

We came home and put some boys to bed, I finished packing and then we headed for the airport.  It was a full Easter, and I’m hoping next year no one needs to leave the country on Easter Sunday.

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