Easter is quickly becoming one of my favorite weeks of the year. This year we went on a our Palm Sunday walk in a park near our home and had a short testimony meeting there about Jesus Christ.
We talked about the woman who anointed Jesus’s feet and served him and decided we would do a service project of our own, creating and sending a care package to a friend who was getting ready to undergo surgery to remove cancer.
We had a Jerusalem dinner on Thursday, making pita bread and hummus (yes, technically it was passover and no yeast was used, but pita bread sounded good to me…). We added some bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, olives (the kids favorite – even Laura loved putting them on her fingers!), pickles, and oranges to our meal.
We died Easter eggs as a family, something that was a huge tradition when I was growing up but we haven’t done as consistently. It was fun to see what the kids wanted to put on their eggs and start to understand the connection between how long it was in the die and how deep the color.
On Saturday morning we had an Easter egg hunt. I hid the eggs around our family room as well as some surprise stuffed animals that Emily, Nathan, and Laura had seen at the store for a few weeks and really really really wanted. It was a huge surprise and those sheep are well loved. Laura is starting to walk and she enjoyed being part of the action. Emily went out of her way to make sure Nathan and Laura both found eggs and to keep the sheep a surprise when she found them first.