Saturday, May 17, 2014

Easter 2014

Holy Saturday we spent a fun afternoon painting Easter eggs using kool-aid for the dye, thanks to an idea from Pinterest.  It made the kitchen smell great, but the color didn't stick to the eggs very well :(

We tried to make a cross on one of the eggs using rubber bands.

This was our first year making Easter story cookies!  The idea is that the ingredients represent some of  the events of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ.  Here is Alex, beating the pecans to represent the scouraging.

A neat trick I learned to separate the yolk and the white of an egg.  If a recipe calls for just egg whites, you can suck up the yolk with a plastic bottle and discard.  The kids thought it was the coolest thing!

We put the cookies in the oven and kids taped off the "tomb".  And in the morning....

The tomb was empty! He is Risen! Alleluia!

Easter baskets.  I had fun putting them together, and some of the stuff I had been saving since before Christmas!

Lucy's basket:

Mary's basket:

Alex's basket:

We took a video of the kids opening their baskets, so this is about the only pic I have.  Lucy already has chocolate on her face, ha!

Easter egg hunt in the backyard...

And an impromptu photo shoot after the egg hunt :)

We headed to my parents house after naps.  The kids did another egg hunt in the backyard with cousin Issac.  Then we feasted on a yummy ham dinner and hung out with extended family.  Awesome day!

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