I may have already posted this picture, but the kids have really been enjoying doing the Resurrection Eggs this year. This is the first year we've done them - I bought them last year, but felt like the kids were still a bit young. They have really been absorbing the story of Easter this year. It's almost painful for me to be explaining it to them though - I find myself wanting to "soften" it up - not get into the true details of what Christ went through. And then I remind myself that it is truth - and in order to understand the depth of Christ's love for us, the boys need to hear what was sacrificed for them. It's been a great way for them to go through the story though.
The boys REALLY enjoyed decorating their own buckets this year!! I got some of those foam sticker things, and they went crazy!!!
this picture doesn't do them justice. Jacob's is completely covered all around with flowers & ladybugs. Josiah's was very specifically designed, and he did mostly words around his bucket. His bucket says "easter", "jesus", "god", and "cross". How I love seeing this tender hearted boy love Jesus.
It has been such a fun day today!!! I finally feel like we're almost on vacation now! The week started out pretty busy. I was still recovering from the race (yesterday my legs finally felt NORMAL again), and was watching Carter the first 3 days instead of M, W, F like normal. Anyways, it just was busy. Today though, I feel like we've started our vacation!!! One of our vacation rites is that the boys get to eat Lucky Charms for breakfast - all THREE of them were so excited this morning to see it out! David has off tomorrow and all next week, but the fun has definitely started! We decorated our easter buckets today (it's much more practical for us to use buckets that we can dig in the sand with all summer than use fru-fru baskets that are useless to the boys), and we have a special Easter storytime today too. Tomorrow we'll dye our Easter eggs and make our bunny cake. I love all these fun traditions!!! It's been just a really fun, family day!