Sunday, May 3, 2015

Easter Blessings

Our blessed little Easter weekend started on Good Friday. The littles had the day off from their respective schools and I got off work a little early that day, so we decided to join some of our church members for an Easter egg hunt in a neighborhood park. Our church was hosting an Easter egg hunt on the following Saturday, but the littles had a soccer game during that hunt, so this was an excellent alternative!

Since I was taking off early on Good Friday, I decided to bring the littles with me to work that morning. My sweet coworker Elizabeth was passing out little goody baskets made from cupcake liners and Chloe and Evan received one, too.

After a few hours at work, we headed to the park. The kids played on the equipment for a while and then it was time for the hunt. The big kids went first.

And they're off!!!

I was able to snap some better pictures of Evan's preschool-aged group.

Look, Momma! A pirate egg!


Much to Chloe's dismay, I made them take a couple of pictures with their Easter baskets.

Evan was more obliging.

The big kids also hunted Resurrection Eggs. Each of the eggs was numbered and Ms. Jerusha did a great job of telling the true story of Easter by using the Resurrection Eggs.

We decided to dye our Easter eggs that afternoon . I let Chloe and Evan each pick out their own egg dyeing kits. Chloe picked a kit with a roller to spread the dye and Evan picked a glitter egg dye kit. That's my boy, always about the flash!

That evening after the littles had gone to bed, I set up our Easter baskets. Momma Bunny got Luke (our dog) a basket, too. After seeing how much he enjoyed the goodies in his Christmas stocking, I couldn't resist. I also got Chris a new shirt and tie for Easter Sunday.

The littles were pretty excited to go through their baskets the following morning.

Spoiler Alert! Evan is celebrating his 5th Birthday with a Star Wars themed party, so I decided to include some Star Wars toys in his and Chloe's baskets. The light sabers were a big hit!

We cleaned up pretty nice on Easter Sunday:) Can you believe that this picture almost didn't happen?! One of the sweet ladies at church offered to take a family picture as we were leaving. Thank you, Dana, if you happen to read this.


After service that morning, Chris headed to bed since he had worked that night. The littles and I headed to a family gathering and hunt with Chris's extended family. Here were some of my favorites from the day.

Nana and Granddaddy met us there.

Nana Bunny never forgets to bring the littles Easter baskets!

That was our sweet and ordinary, but very blessed, Easter. As Christians this rings true for us any day of the year...He is risen! He is risen, indeed! 

1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy reading your posts! You and your family looked great on Easter and I love your daughters necklace! I got my husband a shirt to wear on Easter, too! lol! I love that you made your dog a basket. :) I also love the kids baskets that they used for the egg hunt.