Our Easter Sunday started off with excitement by a certain 5 year old boy. He couldn’t wait to see if the bunny left eggs behind. Thankfully I was able to convince him to check out the baskets and have breakfast first. The overnight temperature dropped into the 30s and it was a very cold morning to hunt eggs!
I was thrilled when he told me before he started his hunt, he wanted to dig up the egg we had buried the night before. We had been attempting (I say attempting as a few days it just didn’t happen) to try the 12 Days of Jesus Easter Countdown found here. On Saturday night we read about how Jesus was nailed to the cross, died for our sins, and buried. After discussing how Jesus and his friends & followers may have felt, I told Dylan to write one word on the slip of paper we were to place in the egg.
Then we headed to the front yard to bury it in the mulch in one of the flower beds. We located it quickly on Sunday morning. And inside it was empty!
We stood there for a moment looking at the empty egg and talking about how it was like the tomb where Jesus was buried. Empty again as He had risen! I was so impressed that all of this had sunk in enough that Dylan wanted to find this egg before starting his egg hunt. That he wanted to take the time to listen and soak up the word. What a blessing!
Of course, he had his traditional egg hunt afterward and discovered 24 candy filled eggs in our backyard. He was so fast, I barely got any photos! Next year the Bunny may have to work a little harder on the “hiding” part. 😉
After returning inside to warm up and clean up, the 4 of us headed to church for the morning service. I was hoping to get a family photo before we left the church, but between Easter celebrations and communion, the service ran over plus we had hungry & tired little ones. We opted to head straight for home. Once everyone had a chance to rest up on the drive and get some food, we were all smiles, but had to take turns with the kids for a photo. (Note to self: time to invest in a tripod!)
Supplies: This is Now papers by Sarah Sullivan; It’s in the Air kit by Kate Teague; In Stitches – Bright Basics elements by Robyn Meierotto; April Morning kit by Miss Mint; Evening Grace embellishments by Gina Cabrera.
We were blessed to spend our afternoon and dinner with good friends. This also included another egg hunt which had Dylan thrilled. And Elise had time with her best little friend who nearly taught her to sit up! Of course, I missed getting a photo, but she did manage to briefly hold herself upright in a seated position a couple of times while watching her friend.
We were grateful for a beautiful day with family, friends and in celebration of God’s amazing gift to us. How did you spend your Easter?
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