Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Easter!

Because of our busy schedule, we celebrated Easter over a two-week period this year. We're big on holidays at our house, and so we have lots of fun traditions- but this year we definitely did them a little differently, and out-of-order. Oh well. The kids don't know the difference.

Our friend/neighbor Karin hosted an Easter Egg Hunt at her house. The kids loved it.

Our neighbor Bianca, who was one of Leo's first babysitters- and Lena's too.

 They even had a real bunny for the kids to pet!

Family photo on Easter Sunday, after church. Virginia is so beautiful this time of year- the Forsythia is in bloom, and so are the Dogwoods and Azaleas.

Can you see Lena's little bunny booties? Nana made them. So cute!

Dyeing Easter eggs!

Easter is a fun holiday, but we try to emphasize the REAL reason we celebrate.  We talk about Christ riding into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, and we wave palm branches and shout "Hosannah."  A few nights later we sit on the floor,  eat hummus and olives by candlelight, and talk about the Last Supper.  It is a wonderful week, and we feel closer to Christ as we study and talk about his final days.

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