Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Fun...

Before the boys went to bed on Saturday night, they were specifically told that they could NOT come out of their room until at least 7 am on Sunday morning and they listened!!! I was up at 6:30 getting everything ready when I heard them rustling around and calling out from behind the door..."Mommy, can we go potty?" and I was like, oh my gosh, yes!! After, we all went into my in my room and read the Easter story from the Bible. It was such a great feeling knowing that they are getting it...they know what Jesus did for us. They were asking questions and getting excited about it. We were there for almost half an hour as a family; it was awesome! After, they raced out to the family room to find their baskets!After baskets, it was time to find the eggs...
There it is!
After hunting eggs and a quick breakfast of warm, gooey, yummy, cinnamon rolls, we got ready and headed off to church!
Before dropping the kids off to their respective rooms, we stopped in the courtyard to "flower the cross". Each year our church puts bare wooden crosses in the courtyard to be covered with flowers. This represents the new life that Jesus offers us at Easter and every day. When He rose from the dead, He overcame eternal death once and for all for everyone who believes in Him. Once the crosses are covered in the beautiful flowers, they are carried into the sanctuary and placed up on the alter. They are so beautiful.
After church, there was a super fun carnival in the courtyard! They rode the 50 ft. ferris wheel, plus lots more!
Here is a picture of the boys sliding down the giant slide!
After playing at the carnival for a few hours, we headed home to get ready for dinner. Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Jen, Cousin Kennedy and friends of my parents, came over to enjoy an Easter dinner of ham and all the fixin's!
We had such a great day and hope you and yours did too!

17 comments:

Wibeche og Rune said...

Looks like a funnny day:)

W

Carol said...

Wow what a fun-filled, blessed day all in the name of Jesus.

Great post! Your boys are very handsome.

Stacy said...

The "flower" the cross is beautiful! And the carnival looks awesome.Glad your family had a great Easter!

Lisa said...

WOW, that cross looks beautiful and what a great idea. Sounds like the kids had a great day. They look wonderful in their Easter best.

Blessings,
Lisa

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Sounds like you guys had a great day!

I love the cross at church. What a cool idea!

Have a great week my friend!
I hope those kindergarteners are nice to you :o)

Stephanie said...

What a fun day..how neat that they had a carnival and I love the flower cross!!!!

Lisa said...

what a great time your kids must have had with their baskets and egg hunting....I got goosebumps when I saw the flowers being placed on the cross what a wonderful idea...to observe Christ's resurrection.

Debra said...

Stacey,

What a beautiful time!! What a beautiful day!! Hope you had a blessed Easter, my friend!

Happy Monday to you!

Alicia said...

HI Stacey! Sounds and looks like you all had an amazing day!! I love that the kids understand what Easter is about too! Of course, they have the easter egg hunts and all, but they "get it" too!! HUGS!

~Laura said...

Great pics of the kids.

~Laura said...

Great pics of the kids.

Kristin said...

Sounds like a wonderful Easter! I am enjoying your blog!!

Kelly said...

I love the cross!! Beautiful!! Happy Easter!

He And Me + 3 said...

Ok, were you at my house on Easter. We did the same thing and had cinnamon rolls for breakfast too. How funny. Great pictures.
Love ya!

Following Him said...

What a great Easter celebration...the slide looks like so much fun :)
~Elyse~

tollesons4him said...

Isn't that the best feeling when they are getting older and can understand exactly what Jesus did for us. Look at all the cool stuff they got in their baskets! I love the flower cross and look at their faces on the giant slide Love it!!

Miti said...

What a great way to celebrate Easter!