Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter 2012

We had a lot of fun this Easter!  We started out on Good Friday by going through our Resurrection Eggs and remembering what Jesus did for us.  We also read the kids' book "The Best Thing About Easter".  After that we went to an Easter Egg Hunt at Rich's grandmother's farm.  There were 11 kids searching for 200 eggs all over the place...under trees, on tractors, in shrubs, etc.  All but 1 egg was found and the kids would still be looking for it if the adults hadn't refilled and hid an egg for them to find, so they'd think they found the last one-LOL!  Of course Grandma had all sorts of goodies to snack on and we had a nice afternoon with the family :-)

Saturday I wanted to do a couple crafts with the kids for Easter, so we made bunnies from their hand/thumb prints and carrots from their fingerprints. (Found on Inner Child Fun".)



We also used a loofa to make some chicks...Morgan got ahead of me and ended up making her chick a little different....I'm thinking it's a turkey chick... :-)   (Also found on Inner Child Fun.)


Easter morning the kids woke up every 45 minutes starting at 1:30AM all excited to see if the Easter Bunny had come!  Of course he had...and he was in bed trying to sleep!  LOL!
After they checked out their baskets, it was time to hunt for the eggs that the Easter Bunny had filled and hid for them...they're ready to go! :-)


And they're off!



We attemped to make Resurrection Rolls again this year and unlike last year, they were actually a success and the tomb was empty!  (The tombs were also very tasty!)  Next year I'd like to try to make Resurrection Cookies too...they're actually what I was thinking of doing when I cam across the rolls last year.


These Easter outfits may look familiar...they're what the kiddos wore to my sister's wedding last June.  I had adjusted the straps on Morgan's dress to make it fit last year and I didn't have to adjust them back, so I think it'll still fit for at least 1 more year!!  Getting 3 years out of 1 dress at her age makes me super excited-LOL!  Blake is wearing some khakis instead of black pants and we took off his vest....it's dark and didn't go well.


We went to our church's early service, which was PACKED, then came home and flew little kites the Easter bunny had given the kids.  Then we went to Rich's aunt's house about an hour away for Easter dinner.  The kids got their own little baskets that they had to find and then had another Easter egg hunt!  It was a really nice time and a great Easter!  We still have one more Easter celebration to go at my sister's house this coming Sunday and we're all looking forward to it! :-)

3 comments:

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OH goodness I have to find the cookie recipe I've never seen it. I wanted to make the rolls this year but forgot .. lol

Looks like so much fun! We went to Saturday service, I just knew Sunday would be a mad house.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They look so cute all dressed up for Easter Sunday. Looks like it was a great weekend with the teachings from the Bible and the Easter bunny visit. Love the craft items you did. Also the egg hunt at grandmas sounds like fun too!

Full Time Mama said...

The kids look so cute in their Easter outfits/wedding outfits. ;) SO awesome that the dress will get even ANOTHER year! That is awesome!
The bunnies you guys made are amazing!! What a fun idea!