Easter 2014 was packed full of eggs, candy and cute clothes.
I had Good Friday off (thanks to my job) and we made sure to enjoy the day with some Easter festivities and friends.
Beau came over and we dyed Easter eggs in the floor of the kitchen. The kids loved to see the color change the white eggs into something beautiful but they didn't really get the concept of "only one egg in a cup at a time" or "gentle". I think we ended up with 6 intact eggs by the time we finished and they were beautiful.
Later Friday afternoon, the mailman dropped off a package. Uncle Shannon and Aunt Katie sent the kids some Easter goodies. Amelia loves getting mail so seeing her tear into the package to find an adorable little ruffle outfit for herself and two homemade onesies for Barrett made her so excited.
Saturday we ventured to DC for the day (that deserves a blog on its own) and Sunday was Easter.
The kids were up bright and early, unfortunately. Barrett had a fever all night accompanied by a nasty cough/cold and Amelia had a bothersome cough that wouldn't go away. The Easter bunny brought them so many fun treats and toys. The Dollar Tree had some great deals and he couldn't resist.
We enjoyed a homemade breakfast and decided that we would stay home from church. We really wanted to get to church but with the kids having nasty colds, we figured it was better to stay home. Sidenote: We watched the History Channel most of the morning and they were going over the Bible. SO GOOD!
The kids loved playing and the adults loved eating...HA!
Jesus' resurrection and new life is the reason for an Easter celebration and I feel like it's easy to lose focus. Maybe it's just me but sometimes I put so much pressure on myself and our family to follow tradition and sometimes, actually most times, the expectations that I set don't get met. The only expectation that needs made it that our kids know and understand God's love. God sent his only Son to die on the cross, three days later he rose from the dead and he is alive and well! The rest of the stuff is just extra.
Happy Easter, friends!