Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Easter!


He is Risen!

What a Beautiful Day! 

In our family, in our Faith, Easter is the most important holiday.  More important, more significant, than Christmas.  If you don't believe in Easter, that Jesus rose from the dead, than he is just a nice guy with some good things to say.  But for those of us that Believe, this day, it isn't just about gifts and candy, but that we Remember, that Jesus died for us and Rose Again.  He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

Now I tell the boys that we do gifts at Christmas, and candy and presents at Easter because of Jesus.  We are so Grateful for the Gift that he gave us, his Love, that we want to give to others too.  Since we can't give presents directly to him...yet, we give presents to each other!

So on Sunday morning, the Bunny paid us a visit, and brought the boys some goodies.  The boys couldn't wait to get downstairs and get serious about finding eggs, and digging into some candy.

The boys were really happy that the bunny brought them their own containers of Peeps in their favorite colors.  

They took their buckets and got straight to work! 

Baby's first Easter!  
He dug right in finding an egg or two around the coffee table, and I gave him one that was on my seat on the couch.  Jacob had a lot of fun just shaking the eggs.  With the jelly beans inside, he thought they made a great noise, he didn't actually need to eat any of them.  He didn't eat any of the Easter candy, just our honey flakey biscuits from breakfast, and he was pretty ok with that. 

The boys show off their hauls!  
They got a Lot of eggs! 

Jacob doesn't want to share his egg.  He kept sneaking down the couch and table while shaking.  
He would not let go. 

The grass in our Easter Garden has grown up.  
And the 'tomb' was empty! 
One of our favorite things about this day. 

Now this one was because my husband was sweet.  He had to be at the church at 7:30 to practice with the bell choir for the early service.  So after the mad egg hunting dash, he left.  And the boys and I puttered around, snacking on sweet things, and making biscuits for breakfast.   When Eric returned, he had brought some Starbucks back for me (us).  Surprise!  I had given up Starbucks for Lent, and how happy I was that not only was Easter here, but I could drink again!   

When Eric got home from church, he and the boys wanted honey flakey biscuit egg sandwiches.  Traditionally, I don't do the egg sandwich part, that's exclusively a Daddy treat.  
He treated us. :) 

Then we got the boys all dressed and handsome in their Easter shirts.  
This year, Chris and Sam picked out their shirts, happily agreeing on a shirt.  
So it wasn't too awful to get them dressed up. 

All 5 of us camped out on the front porch. 
The best pic is used for the scrapbook page up above.  
It's rather difficult to get 5 smiling and looking at the camera at the same time. 

We gave up on trying to get Jake to smile, he wanted to go for a walk.  

So all the boys went for a walk.  
Time to walk down the sidewalk, get in the car and go to church. 

I love how this turned out.  
Off on our journey.  

 Our day certainly didn't stop there, but I did forget to get the camera out when the Fam came over for lunch after church.  Jacob was a hot mess because he didn't appreciate that I was wearing a dress, aka 1 piece I could not nurse during church.  So he was exhausted during lunch, but didn't want me to be out of sight. Too much excitement and cuteness, and good food.  Mom brought a ham, veggie tray, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes; we had Hawaiian bread, strawberries, drinkies.   My nieces and nephew came too.  I was so hungry by the time we ate, I didn't even care that I sat down at the kiddie table....until both my nieces, and my elder sons started singing from the Frozen soundtrack.  It was dueling Frozens.  I got a headache real fast.  And Jake was a hot mess. I went upstairs to put nap him, woke up mysteriously 2 hours later :) 
But I felt better.