Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Sunday

This Easter Sunday we spent the day relaxing as a family. We dyed eggs with a little food coloring.
Emma was very concerned about how we were going to get the candy inside.
I spent most of the time in the kitchen, and was happy to be there. Here's some fruit appetizers. I served this before giving the kids their baskets full of candy in hopes that they were fill up on fruit.
It worked!
We didn't have money to buy new dresses this year so I didn't really care that about the strawberry drips.
The boys hung out on the couch with the meat and cheese.
Soon we had an egg hunt out in the yard. I went to help Ruby hide the eggs, but ended up just taking pictures of her the whole time.

Ruby, my little meticulous child, soon got the idea of matching the colors of eggs with their surroundings.
After she finished hiding the eggs, the kids ran out to find them. They ran through the yard, grabbing eggs and putting them in their baskets. All of a sudden Ruby burst into tears. "They're taking all the eggs. I want them back!" She cried. (Don't worry I stopped taking pictures and actually comforted my baby girl with a hug).

This year I broke the cycle of Easter insanity and waited until after church to give the kids their baskets of candy. No sugar meltdowns at church...imagine that!

"Oh Chocolate bunny, I just love you!"

In church yesterday morning they brought in a live lamb. The pastor went through how sacrifices were so meaningful to the jewish people. It brought tears to my eyes to see that little innocent lamb and think of how it would be sacrificed for the sins of the people.

Jesus was the lamb of God and unlike the lambs which stayed dead, he rose from the grave and conquered death so that we can live.

I had already planned to make mutton for dinner which didn't go over well with the kids who had spent the morning petting that cute woolley little baby. Bill and I, on the other hand, thought it was pretty delicious!


Kellie said...

Happy Easter!

Your pictures are fantastic! I can't believe how your kids have grown, especially the baby!

Love the baby lamb powerful!

So glad you are back on the blogger path again. I had missed you. I have you in my reader now so I shouldn't miss a thing!

camilla said...

The idea of a live lamb in church must have been incredibly powerful, especially for the kids. I would have appreciated something like that at our service.


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