We started off our Easter celebrations with a week of "special scripture study" where we learned about what happened each day of the Holy Week and watched a Bible Video
of the corresponding day in Christ's life. On Friday I found this cross stuck in the couch that Winston had built- he was annoyed that we didn't have a lego Jesus to put on there but said "It's okay, I could use my foot soldier. He can die." Seriously children are the funniest.
Our cute friends threw an Easter Egg hunt in their backyard on Saturday and the weather was finally perfect! My kids weren't too into finding eggs but they were definitely into eating what came inside each and every one. Luckily they were only allowed ten eggs anyway so I let them have at it. 10 packs of skittles in one day isn't too much sugar is it?
The obligatory egg dying tradition... also really had to talk them into this. Good thing dad likes hard boiled eggs otherwise we would skip it all together. I was super excited to try out my Easter basket idea- wrapping each item in a scripture. The kids got flashlights and goggles and water bottles so I found scriptures to go along with what was inside each package and we read them all aloud as we opened. I loved it! This tradition is a keeper, a perfect marriage between the fun of the spring themed holiday while remembering the whole focus of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Cuties in their new church clothes Mimi sent! It's been an interesting thing to celebrate so many special occasions with just our little family. Birthdays, Valentine's, Easter, all things we normally have had tons of family around for in Utah have shrunken down to just the four of us. I sure missed being at Grandma's dinner Easter Sunday but I also think its good for our family to grow this way. Plus I finally had to give in and make Evan mashed potatoes so there's that.
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