I got these Resurrection Eggs last year after Easter so I was excited to finally bust them out Friday evening. Each egg has a little figure in them that goes along with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The kids got to open one at a time as they corresponded with the story. Clara and David LOVED opening the eggs! The book that came with it was a little wordy for my kids' current ages, but I know they both got something out of hearing it. Clara listened very intently to most of it (when they weren't worried about who's turn it was to open the next egg). ;) When we talked about the whip, crown of thorns and Jesus' death Davey laid his head down each time and said, "That makes me sad." But at the end of the story we were all cheering, "He is risen! He is alive!"
One of the first figures was a cup from the last supper. Right away David says, "It's the Piston Cup!" Cars reference. :) hahaha Needless to say we had to explain that one!
We gave Clara and Davey their Easter baskets Saturday morning. We didn't want to do it Sunday morning because we knew we'd be heading out the door to church and that they were going to want to play with all their goodies! I had so much fun this past month thinking of and picking up little things for their baskets. I was so so soo excited to give them to the kids. Seriously, I'm not sure who was more excited, me or the kids. ;) Each family has to decide what they spend their time and money on, in other words what they value as a family. We LOVE birthdays and holidays around here and I love making these days extra special for my little family! If others don't celebrate in the same way as us, that's ok! But this is what we love.
waiting for their baskets
my cute little bunnies
covering their eyes while we brought their baskets in
There were a lot of squeals and giggles... The kids were happy, too. ;) haha
Grandpa, Grandma & Emily came to visit for Easter!
our silly little family <3
the prettiest bunnies around
my sweet girl
Easter egg hunt time!
Love them so!
Opening their surprise eggs! I decided to only do a little candy this year and filled the eggs with other fun things.
Clara neatly placed all her prizes in little piles: safari figures, palace pals and candy. Davey just ate the candy as he opened it until we cut him off. Haha
Grandma & Clara
We dyed eggs before supper. :)
Auntie Em is the best.
Grandma and Grandpa gave the kids little Easter baskets Sunday morning. :)
There are seriously moments that I can hardly believe they're mine and that I get to be their mama. Love these cuties!
ready for church
Sunday afternoon was gorgeous!
silly string :)
my little ballerina
Sunday evening we went to my mom's for supper. The kids had a blast jumping on the trampoline.
My mom also did an Easter egg hunt for her grandkids!
Trying to get a picture with Grandma... Davey had a mouthful of candy and was pretty over pictures at that point. My mom looks so pretty.
But then we somehow got this picture of them with Atika on Skype. :)
Phew! What a wonderful Easter weekend! So thankful for time with family and most of all for the hope we have in Jesus!