We had a fun Easter this year! Nora was finally big enough to partake in most of the Easter festivities and we started a few new ones of our own for our little family. The Colorado crew came in on Friday afternoon and my folks drove up Saturday night to celebrate death being defeated once and for all. It was a great weekend!
All month long, we had out our family-egg tree. Each family member had their name on a cut out egg so we could be intentional about praying and giving thanks for them.
Nora decorated eggs earlier last week. She was surprisingly clean and very delicate with the eggs. We only broke two along the way 🙂
We made numerous trips to Orschelin’s this month to visit the little chicks and ducks. Each time we went, Nora grew a little more gentle with the baby animals and didn’t squeeze them so hard. It was a proud moment!
When the Colorado gang got into town, we went out into the shop and played some Baggo. Nora enjoyed watching from her trike with her baby doll 🙂
This was the view for most of our weekend. Nora constantly wanting to hold and hug Dakota. She was so loving towards her this time around.
Grandma Joyce came over for a quick visit with matching outfits for the girls
My folks got in late Saturday night, so Sunday morning was the start of all the Easter fun with them! We started a new tradition with Nora this year that my folks have done with me and Jared all our lives. The night before Easter, my mom and I set up “bunny trails” and placed candy and eggs all over our little apartment. When Nora woke up in the morning, we played “The Easter Song” over and over until she collected all of her goodies. She had a hard time understanding at first that she was supposed to pick up the candy and put them in the basket. She kept thinking we were trying to steal them from her. Silly little hoarder walked around the house all morning with the same Hershey Kisses in her grubby little hands 🙂
Nora got….um, a lot in her multiple Easter baskets. From “Mommy and Daddy Easter Bunny” she got a couple of new bathing suits, some new little plastic puppies, a butterfly net and cage and of course some side walk chalk. From “Grammie and Grampie Easter Bunny” she got a fishing pole, a big light up duckie and a big bouncie ball. From her “Grandma and Grandpa Easter Bunny” she got a wheel barrow, new jammies and sand box toys. To say she scored big would be an understatement entirely.
And then we let her indulge in a few pieces of chocolate before church. I would consider myself a bad mom if I didn’t 🙂
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter! We had such a nice time celebrating with family, but like most visits, our time together is always too short. Easter is such a precious holiday, isn’t it? It’s the joy and proclamation that we believe in what God did for us – sending His Son Jesus to die on the cross, to then rise three days later, giving us the chance to choose Him as our own. So many years ago, God chose to see past our faults and sin to our deepest need – the need for a Savior. And that’s exactly Who He sent in Jesus. I am so thankful! Praising God for His mercy this Easter!