I was slow to decorate, even though, friends from church gave us the most adorable decorations. I usually make a week-long celebration out of most holidays by spreading out crafts and fun stuff for days prior, I slacked on that this year too. The day before Easter, we colored the eggs and did some fun crafts. Then we got out the traditional Easter Bunny Baskets, along with some beautifully colored eggs, for the Easter Bunny.
|sticking his tongue out...just like his snakey basket!|
|Aww...the Easter Bunny even brought Sophie|
a carrot and a baby hedgehog!
|First one outta bed and she can hardly wait|
to get "her" Easter goodies...silly dog!
|He has been wanting cup stacks for months|
|YAY! She finally got it!! Happy Day!!!|
We got ready for church and headed out. They ran to find Aunt Sissy and hugged her in the parking lot! Today was Family Service Day, so the kids stayed upstairs for the message. They got paint shirts put on over their clothes and sat on stage near Eric, who painted a masterpiece, as Pastor Kevin spoke. The message was perfect, reassuring us that God really did send his own son to die, just to save US! The pain that Jesus went through, to save us, is unimaginable, and the fact that he is RISEN... we are ever so thankful. At the end of the message, Eric showed the painting he, and the children, had been working on...amazing!
|Love that this pic shows Blake's half-tucked shirt...|
so so so typical, he hates tucking!