Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter // 2015

Our Easter festivities started on Saturday with a big egg hunt for the kids at a local church in our area. The egg hunt started at 10:30 - with age groups all on different fields, inflatables, free food and the best part - pictures with Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen. This was Connor's first real egg hunt where he really understood what was going on. With over 15,000 eggs to hunt, these kids were stoked!

(Frozen pics still to come...)

We woke up bright and early Sunday morning to open Easter baskets and get ready for the early service at church. The kids had been wanting a Ty bunny + lamb for awhile, so they were excited to see one in their basket - along with some candy!

My cuties before church:


We came home and ate lunch, while reading our favorite Peek-a-Bible story book The Easter Story and watching Jesus: He Lived Among Us. The kids helped make birds nests with chow mein noodles + marshmallows.

We colored eggs.

We made resurrection rolls...with chocolate.

In the meantime, Scot left to meet up with his friend Todd for an hour who was visiting out of town and to pick up Jake from the airport that night.

In the middle of all that, Scot hid eggs for the kids and we had our own egg hunt in the backyard - the kids' favorite. :)

Brooklyn even found the golden egg - in the mailbox!

Their loot:

Jake came home and immediately opened his Easter basket of goodies.

Scot and Brooklyn hid eggs earlier for Jake's own indoor egg hunt. (Silver egg included.)

And then we had a late meal of chicken + dumplings in the crockpot for dinner. It was a quick and busy night, not exactly how I had planned. But, as we were tucking the kids into bed, Jake and Brooklyn both thanked Jesus for dying on the cross for them and rising to heaven where they can spend eternity with Him...and I couldn't have been more proud, blessed and grateful.

They get it. They're living it. They have eternal hope. And I pray they always share that hope and joy with everyone around them.

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