Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter around our place

Our Easter celebrations began with Zach's class party on Wednesday. I had the pleasure of dying a few dozen eggs with a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds. Only one spilled cup of dye, so I'd say we did pretty good. It was certainly a popular activity among the kids! Zach and his friends also made egg crafts by gluing dyed coconut onto egg cutouts, and the other involved glitter glue and foam crosses. There were also games and of course an Easter egg hunt on the playground!

On Saturday, we met Grandpa and some friends out for bunch at a dinosaur-themed restaurant. We had a great time!!

Zach & Luke taking in the restaurant's sights and sounds

Luke is scared of the simulated volcano

Zach wouldn't go near the Easter bunny, but Grandpa coaxed
Luke into an apprehensive photo.

The boys and their friend look for Dorie

Luke has finally warmed up to the Easter bunny and the "Easter dinosaur" (also known as the restaurant's mascot).

Our family

Having a great day!

From the looks on their faces, I'd say they're up to something!

It was threatening to rain on Sunday morning, but I insisted on an outdoor egg hunt. After church, Bryan dropped me off at home while he took the kids around the neighborhood "to look for the Easter bunny". Zach knows the Easter bunny is not real, but he played along for Luke's sake... When they got home, they discovered that the elusive Easter bunny had hidden eggs in our front yard! They eagerly searched for eggs and once Zach and I were inside the house alone he said, "Thanks for the Easter egg hunt, Mom. Did the Easter bunny at least help you shop for the eggs?" So... What do you think? Does Zach believe in the Easter bunny or not?

From our family to yours
As we celebrated with chocolate bunnies, candy-filled eggs and brunch with dinos and a bunny, we frequently discussed the tremendous gift that we received on Easter 2000 years ago.

"He was handed over to die because of our sins, and He was raised to life to make us right with God." Romans 4:25

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