Okay since Easter has long since been over and I am just now getting around to posting about it I thought I would just put it all together in one post. We started the festivites by dying our Easter Eggs early this year since we always forget them until the last minute and we are rushed. This kids had a great time. We went to an Easter Egg Hunt at church put together by none other than my good friend Tracy Harrison. First Kim told the Easter Story to the kids and we had a puppet show and then we went to look for eggs on the field. There were tons of eggs and the kids had a great time.
On Saturday night we made Easter Cookies. These cookies are so cool because they tell the true Easter Story.
First you pound the nuts just like Jesus was beaten. Then you smell vinegar to symbolize what Jesus was offered to drink while he hung on the cross. Then you add eggs because they smybolize life. Jesus gave His life to give us life. Next you taste salt to represent the tears of Jesus' followers. Next you add sugar because the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. Beat with a mixer to form white peaks and white represents the purity of God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleared by Jesus. Drop on cookie sheet and each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Put in oven and seal door with tape. On Easter morning wake up and remove tape from oven. After you bite the cookies you realize the are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty!! After we were dressed we gave the kids their Easter baskets and took a few family photos.
After church we went to Aunt G's house for lunch with Nana and the kids had fun looking for Eggs at her house and then they loved hitting the real eggs with a baseball bat. For dinner we all went to my grandparents house. This is the first family event on my side where both of brothers have children of their own.