Ok, so I'll just start with confessing that my only reason for catching up on blogging is because I'm procrastinating on my least favorite chore: packing.
There, now that that's out of the way... ;)
About Easter...here's my little rant about it. It's a Christian holiday, just like Christmas. And yes, the secular world has adapted it as it's own - big deal. But this year I felt like the true meaning of Easter was so buried under the commercialism that it truly gets missed - way more than Christmas. Case in point: at Christmas you're bound to find some nativity scenes in stores. At Easter - there is no sign of a cross or empty tomb or anything halfway religious. Unless you go to Christian stores, obviously. And now that the boys are getting older, we had to have 6 dozen plastic eggs for the various Easter Egg hunts we attended (and I'm sure it'll be more next year, when Chandler participates). Easter was almost as stressful as Christmas in getting things done. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the parties. I just don't love prepping for them. But most of all, I hope my kids don't miss the true meaning...
Alright, I'm done. Now on to the best part: pictures!!
First of all, I did dye eggs with the boys, which I do every year and then wonder why I try. And sure enough, the dye got spilled again this year. I just bleached it out of the tile grout today, in fact. And Charlie wore it on his legs for a few days, poor guy.
Then we had Charlie's Pre-K class over for an Easter party in the backyard. The weather was incredible, and I was once again reminded how blessed we are to have the property that we do.
That same day we attended a Passover Seder demonstration at church, led by a guy from Jews For Jesus. It was incredible. I highly recommend getting his dvd of the demonstration. It just made me in awe of how God uses symbolism to show us His plan. Truly inspiring!
Then, Saturday we attended a fun Easter Egg hunt at a friend's house. Sorry, no pictures, I spent the time chasing Chandler all over the yard, ha!
Saturday night we attended the Easter service. You can see it here, just click on Chapter 27/ The Resurrection, if you're interested.
Sunday, we attended a family party, and did yet another wonderful Easter Egg hunt. This was the first hunt that Chandler decided to participate in. This time, I got pictures! :)
Also, about Chandler - back when we dyed actual hard-boiled eggs - I kept finding that he'd manage to get one off of the dining room table (anytime the boys would pull some out of their baskets), then he'd go hide in the bathroom and pick it to pieces, I guess hoping to find some candy! He even did it again today, this time hiding on the stairs! Little sneaker!!
So there it is, our run down of Easter. What'd you do for Easter?