We had an amazing Easter holiday.
First, as a family we did our Easter Resurrection Eggs for the 12 days before Easter. It was so nice to watch and listen to my children as they talked about the happenings of Christ.
Second, we had our family egg hunt. But this year I added a little twist. My visiting teacher told me about her family tradition in which the kids hide eggs for the adults. After the adults find all their eggs it's the kids turn to go out and find their eggs.
So we did this as well. After hearing Mason and Hailey hatching a plan to hide the eggs in the trash can I advised them that if they made the egg hunt easy; we'd make it easy. However if they make the hunt hard... to just imagine what Dad might do. (Hide the eggs on the roof or up in trees)
So while Mike, my mom (<--- she joined us for our Easter gathering), and I waited inside for the cue to go and find our eggs.
Silly Kids! That was alittle too easy. :-)
Now the kids turn to wait inside. Grandma stood watch at the door to ensure no peeking or sneaking. And as usual we let loose each kid from youngest to oldest with a 5 second gap between persons so they can run and find some before they get trampled by the bigger kids.
Cati was way to fast for my camera to catch her. And yeah- Mike's helping her out. She'll always be his baby girl in his eyes.
After her 5 second head start Hailey followed behind her....
and last but not least Mason. He charged out of our house like he's hunting for a million bucks.
So this year Mike and I added alittle more to our egg hunt. (Hey! Our kids are getting older. )
Each person grabbed as many eggs as they could but with 1 rule. Each person could only have 1 "star" egg which was their date coupons. Grab only their gift ( something small like new socks)
Last, we went to the annual Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt AND Breakfast.
We've been going here for the past few years and just love it. While the kids get to see their friends I get to see mine. :-)
I know...they are :-)
And best of all- Mike came along! Since he started his new work schedule he had today off. YIPPEE!!!!
This Easter was truly amazing. I'm so happy that as a family we've found a way to celebrate holidays while keeping our focus on Christ.