Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday

Banks and Mary Reese woke up around 5:00 am to find the Easter Bunny had hopped through our house and filled up their baskets with some goodies...


Jody and I made them wait until Owen woke up to dive in.  He normally wakes up around 6:30 am but on Easter Sunday he decided to sleep in until almost 8:00!  I thought Banks and Mary Reese were going to bust at the seams waiting on him.

They were precious helping each other go through their baskets...


After the Easter Baskets were explored, I moved to the kitchen for a special Easter morning activity...


Resurrection Rolls

I gave them each a marchmallow to represent Jesus.  They dipped the marshmallow in melted butter to represent the oils of embalming.  They sprinkled the buttered marshmallow in cinnamon and sugar to represent the spices used to anoint the body...


Then they wrapped the marchmallow tightly in a crescent roll to represent the wrapping of Jesus' body in linen after death...


We placed them in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes to represent Jesus being in the tomb for 3 days...


When we opened the rolls we discovered that Jesus was no longer there...


He had RISEN!

The kids loved the story that went along with the rolls.  I believe we have a new Easter Sunday morning tradition.

We had our families over for Easter lunch.  We used all our Easter crafts to decorate the tables...



We had ham, pulled pork butt, mac & cheese, asparagus with smoked tomatoes, honey carrots, a salad made from all the lettuce in the garden and strawberry shortcake for dessert.  It was all delicious & delightful!


After a huge lunch the kids were dying to hunt eggs on more time...


They waited patiently for all the adults to hide the eggs.  They they took off...


Banks and Mary Reese knew there was money in some of those it was a free for all!


Owen just took his sweet time...enjoying every minute.  And when his basket was full...


...he headed in for a nap.

Happy Easter to all!

We have a busy week ahead with 2 Open Houses, 4 ballgames and a Leadership Showcase.  I can tell we are trying to wrap up another school year!

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