I have decided I have a new favorite holiday...Easter. I love the meaning of Easter and the resurrection of Christ. It was so fun (& difficult) answering all of Natalie's and Aubrey's questions about the death and resurection of Jesus this year. It is amazing the questions that four year olds ask and sometimes figuring out how to answer them so that said four year olds understand is tough. Who knew parenting would be such a challenge at times! The reason I have decided Easter is now a favorite is because my children get such joy over finding 2 cent Easter eggs filled with candy that mom sneakingly throws in the trash. I think the kids hunted for eggs seven different times and they were just as excited with the seventh one as they were with the first. They also could hardly contain themselves as they looked high and low for their Easter baskets on Sunday morning. Paul said we will need a bigger house just to hide baskets in the coming years because of course they remember where they were hidden the previous year so we can't hide them in the same spot two years in a row! We asked the girls Saturday night where they were last year to make sure we didn't have a crying kid the next morning when their basket was in the same spotas the year before because there was no way Paul and I remembered where we hid them a full 365 days ago.
|Easter Egg hunt #3 with the Moms of Multiples group|
|Love this picture that another mom captrured of us.|
We had the traditional dying of Easter eggs, the annual breakfast of danish and eggs that stained our fingers before mas, a wonderful time at my sisters and sugar highs to end a beautiful Easter Sunday.
A wonderful idea that someone shared with me that I want to share with others is when it comes time to "hunt" for eggs, give each kid a color and they are only allowed to put that color egg in their basket. Boy does it help with the "she got more eggs than me" tears!