Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Easter

The night before Easter was very busy for us. After our whirlwind day at the mall, we all met at Olive Garden (LOVE THAT PLACE!) to eat. We got back to my parents' house and Eli went ahead and changed into his jammies that way he'd be ready for bed. Around this time, I started feeling awful (Little did I know this was the beginning of a 2 week battle I was going to have with strep throat and a sinus infection...YAY ME!)

The first thing we did was Eli's Resurrection Eggs. I love these eggs because they tell the story of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection in such a kid-friendly way. Eli really enjoyed going through each egg and re-telling what each item in the egg represented. He did his eggs once with me and twice with Pop. It made my heart so happy to hear him want to tell the story over and over. 

Next, it was time to dye Easter eggs. Eli and Pop did this activity together since they're best buds :)

These boys are two peas in a pod!

We all went to bed and crashed. We were all exhausted after our busy day, but couldn't wait to go celebrate Jesus the next morning. When we woke up, we were excited to see that the Easter Bunny had filled our baskets with some yummy treats. Eli must have been really good because he got lots of nice goodies including the flip-glasses that he'd been wanting! He had lots of fun digging through both of his baskets to see what was in them. 

The Easter Bunny didn't leave the big kids out either. We all got a gift card to Sonic :)

We all met up at my parents' church and listened to a wonderful sermon. They just started going to this church and I really enjoyed it. It was around this time though that I realized that I was running fever and just feeling miserable. We left church and came back to my parents' house to eat lunch. Miss Tinsley was able to look at her Easter basket and see what goodies the Easter Bunny left her.

After making sure Easter lunch was almost ready, we all went outside to take our annual Easter pictures. Tinsley was in such a good mood :) Get ready for picture overload...

Next up, our little family...

Then it was time for the grandparents to have some pictures with the grandbabies.

Eli had to have some pictures with his new friend, Buddy.

Eli and Tinsley were especially sweet together.

Last up, was the big group picture. This took several tries but eventually we ended up with a good one.

Next up, it was time for Eli and Tinsley to hunt Easter eggs. Tinsley needed some assistance from her Mommy and Daddy this year, but next year she'll be running right with Eli.

Look at all those eggs they found!

It was a great Easter! I hate that the weekend ended with me getting sick, but I had such a great time being with my family and getting to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. I can't wait to celebrate many more wonderful days like this with them!

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