Saturday, May 17, 2014

Easter Fun

Easter this year was pretty low key. After experiencing the insanity that is a public egg hunt last year, we decided to skip them and just do the church party and our own egg hunt. We had so much fun at our ward Easter get together! Anthony had to work, but my mom was in town so she got to go with us.

James immediately discovered the little bags of jelly beans on each plate. He wanted to eat them right away!! Then all the other people at our table wanted to give their bag to him. I think he ended up with 5 bags of jelly beans!
James had so much fun at the egg hunt! He got a lot of eggs and after a few minutes they had a second round for the kids that came a little late. It was hard for James to resist the eggs they were putting down for the others. He would see them and grab them and then make a face when I told him to put it back :)
Easter Sunday we had a great day at church and after we came home, Anthony's parents came over and we opened Easter baskets. I didn't know how Rett would react to his basket, but he dug right in along with James:
After James emptied his basket of goodies, we went into the backyard to fill it back up with hidden easter eggs! James would get so excited when he would see another one and would run over screaming, "Anoder one!!"

That evening we had family home evening and I decided to do my lesson I prepared for sharing time. I found an idea for resurrection eggs on this website and it was a hit with the primary kids! They had so much fun hiding and finding the eggs, that I thought James would love it as a way to talk about the Savior's life, death, and resurrection. As we went through the eggs, James would close his eyes and one of us would hide an egg around the room. Then he would jump up and try to find it (he is not the best at this, so it took alot of hints :). After he brought the egg back to me we would open it up and talk about the scripture and symbol inside. When we got to the egg with the small nail to represent the nails in Christ's hands and feet, James got a concerned look and said, "Jesus died? It's sad?". So sweet.

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