Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011

Sawyer & Knox swinging at Grammy's
Knox looking for trouble!

Sawyer and Knox with Grandad & NaNa

I love outside!

Hold me Daddy!

We hunted eggs and hunted eggs!

I found some!

What happens when you throw them?

or eat them!

Too cute!

Let's break them all!

So exhausted!
We had so much fun during Easter this year.  I wanted the kids to really experience it all month instead of just one day.  We started the month with dying our eggs and talking about how the egg is a symbol of new life in Christ.  Then, I helped Sawyer learn John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No man comes to the Father but by me".  Several times we read The Easterville Miracle by Melody Carlson and Today Is Easter and Easter at Our House by P.K. Hallinan.

Instead of getting an Easter basket on Easter morning I left their baskets out all month.  I get them a white lamb every year to go in them.  I like rabbits but the lambs give me another reason to talk about Christ and his relationship with us!  During Passion week we experienced  Resurrection Eggs with an egg hunt, Maundy Thursday, a Sedar meal, and on Easter morning RESURRECTION ROLLS!

This was the first year we really focused on CELEBRATING Easter.  I want my family to anticipate this holiday the way we do Christmas.  This year was definitely a turn in that direction.  I can't wait for next year!