Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Easter 2012

Easter was a great time this year to celebrate the death and resurrection of our Savior.  He has given us so much in our every day lives to be thankful for, but it all means nothing without the ultimate gift and sacrifice that He made for us on the cross.  I hope that we will be able to instill a sense of gratitude and fullness of life in our children in response to this truth.  

We also had some fun coloring eggs.  Poor Autumn was making such a mess, I couldn't allow her to get her hands in the dye the way she wanted to.  But we let her play with the eggs some.  The colors turned out so pretty.  

We had some empty shells to color as well.  The kids wanted to play with some of the eggs, so I allowed them to crush these into bits.  I thought it was so pretty just crushed and laying on the drying paper towels.

Axel had fun finding the eggs. Most of them were "hidden" in full view on the lawn for the littlest two, but there were some in the river rock and the bushes that proved to be a bit of a challenge for him.

The little kids thought this game was fantastic.  After they collected all of the eggs, they dumped them out on the lawn and picked them up again.

Imagine how excited she would have been if there was something in those eggs.

This photo taken by my brother, Ben

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