We love holidays in our house and Easter is no exception! Abe gets so excited when I get out the box of Easter decorations because he knows the festivities are about to begin. This year we started a new tradition (which I'm sure we will continue every year). We had a glow in the dark egg hunt. Our yard looked so cool! We just put a battery operated votive candle inside the plastic eggs and there you go! Abe even hid them for me and Chris. He's a great hider!
Of course, no Easter is complete without dying eggs. I was going to wait until the boys went to bed, but I decided to let them be involved. I braced myself for a mess, but they did so well! They loved putting the eggs in the colored water and taking them out to see what color it was. So glad we involved them. And there wasn't a mess at all!
These egg whisks are amazing that my mom sent. They helped to hold the egg and kept our hands from getting colored.
Our second new tradition was Resurrection Rolls. These were amazing! We dipped a marshmallow (which is supposed to signify Jesus' body) into water (the oils) and cinnamon and sugar (represents the spices) and then rolled the marshmallow in a crescent roll. After they cooked, the marshmallow disappears (melts) and the inside of the roll really looks like an empty tomb. Such a neat visual and they were yummy!
On Easter morning I gave Abe lots of clues to find his Easter basket. He loved his little scavenger hunt.
This year we hosted our community group and friends at our house for an Easter party and egg hunt. Once the rain stopped we had a great (dry) time celebrating. The kids had a blast looking for eggs!
I have to show off some of our Easter decorations. I made this jelly bean tree just using branches from our back yard. I thought it looked super cute! Also, Abe and I spent about two weeks (every day during nap time) painting eggs for our banner. I loved the fun colors and all the different designs. Also, I made these treats for Abe's preschool class. Super easy, and cute! They are little chicks on a cup of pineapples. A little Aloha mixed with Easter.
We missed our Papa this year on Easter (he is in Japan) but we had a great weekend celebrating our Savior's resurrection with our family and friends. We hope you had a great Easter, too!
Oh, and I wanted to share a new Easter book we got Abe this year. It's called "The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross." Amazing! The story weaves everything together in such a simple way to understand. Just shows how much God loves us!