Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012 (and picture overload)

What a fun Easter weekend we had! This year the kids are way more into doing Easter activities than years past. It's been fun! Of course, this is by no means WHY we celebrate Easter. Sure, egg hunts, candy, dyeing eggs, etc. is really fun, but the REAL reason is because Christ died for our (my!) sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day! I'm SO eternally thankful He chose me to be His child and one day I get to spend eternity with Him! 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures." Praise God!

We started out Easter weekend with making resurrection rolls and dyeing eggs. The rolls are big marshmallows, dipped in butter, rolled in cinnamon/sugar, and a crescent roll wrapped around it. As we made them, I was talking to the kids (mainly Lily as Jameson doesn't quite understand the whole story!) of why Jesus died for our sins, and how he was buried but rose again!

 Jameson actually did a great job at this...I was a little worried with how messy he'd be!

 Concentrating so hard!
And the finished product! Not as cute as the photo on pinterest (where I found this recipe on!) but, it worked. And mainly because the kids wrapped up the marshmallow without completely sealing it all up. But, I kinda like how it turned out because you can see inside the roll and see that the marshmallow is gone-just like Jesus' body was gone in the tomb! It was a fun activity and one I hope to do in the years to come! After the rolls we dyed some eggs! Again, a bit nervous with Jameson, but he did great!

 And yes, my children have no shirts on. It's how we roll.
The finished eggs-they did great!
The next day was the Easter egg hunt at our church. We were so thankful for a beautiful day! It was a bit chilly, but I'll take sunny and cold over rain any day!
 Gotta love his cheesy grin. But, he really was saying "cheese" when I told him to!
 Jameson with his buddy Milah.
 Lily and her good friend Zoe. Love that they're holding hands!

 On the hunt! He was satisfied after only 6 eggs. Worked for me cause that meant he got less candy!
Lily got a ton though!
After the hunt we went to AJ's parent's house for a delicious brunch! The kids (and AJ and I too!) went on a fun hunt. But I completely forgot to take pictures!!
 Easter Sunday! LOVE these kids SOOO much!

 I love that Lily's face is hiding behind my belly!
 Our little family of four (but not for too much longer!)
 We had lunch at my parents' after church. And the kids (and us adults too!) also went on a hunt. Forgot to take pictures of that again. But, here's us ladies!
 Pregnant sisters! Love being pregnant at the same time as Leandra. She's due in June with a boy! And I'm 17 weeks pregnant here and find out in 2 weeks from today what we're having! My guess is boy....we shall see! :)


Family of 5 said...

Yay for sunshine on EAster Weekend!! Love all the adorable pictures of the kiddos...and of the pregos, and the one of your mom, and sis in law also...and of course the one with your dad is well priceless, he has to get in on the action!! :) Just think next year 2 more grandkids to add to the mix!! So fun!!!