|Just some pictures that have nothing to do with Easter, but I thought they were funny!|
I hope you had a very blessed day filled with time with ones you love! And, of course, that you remember why we celebrate... He is Risen!
Our day began with the presentation of the Easter baskets. All three got their own box of Peeps (which Landen calls, for whatever reason, poops. Hee hee!), a few small toys (though useful ones, like sidewalk chalk and nail polish :) ), and a book.
And this year, because Emerson is getting older (and is a pretty proficient reader!), Jon and I purchased her first NIV Bible. She's had little kids' Bibles, but not a full fledged, real one! She loved it (it doesn't hurt that it is pretty girly with flowers on it!). Pretty special for her.
And then onto the Easter egg hunt!
After the initial Easter activities there was church where SO many heard a great retelling of the miracle of the tomb and what it means for us.
And then Easter dinner with Jon's family. This was actually the first time I cooked a holiday dinner by myself (and I must say it turned out really pretty well!). It included the regulars as well as Tomb rolls (where the kids got to make a tomb with croissant rolls, with a marshmallow inside that represented Jesus which was dipped in butter and then covered in cinnamon and sugar (like he would have been prepared with oils and spices for burial) and then sealed in the tomb. Once the croissant rolls were baked the marshmallow melted leaving an empty tomb! The kids loved it.)
And then tonight, after tucking my boys in, I got to snuggle with my Emerson for a bit while her little body relaxed and she retold me the best parts of the day (her Bible, how she found the eggs this morning, and how happy she was that she got two types of cakes today). Easily one of the best parts of the day.