Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Easter 2012

We had such a FUN Easter!! The kids and I did a little Easer everyday during the week - we sang Easter songs, did a few Easter crafts and did the Resurrection Eggs like last year. On the Saturday before Easter we went to an Easter Egg Drop at a local elementary school. What a blast! There were bounce houses, face painting, raffles, and a petting zoo. Then as the grand-finale, the Easter Bunny rode in on a helicopter and dropped Easter Eggs out on a big field!

Getting ready for the drop. (Mig is a little confused as to why there is nothing in his basket yet):

The petting zoo had goats, lambs, ducks, bunnys and this cute baby piglet:

Here come the eggs!!

Go get 'em, Selah:

Mig was so excited about the "copter" that he didn't really care about picking up the eggs, but I finally coaxed him out:

That afternoon, Nicol and the boys came up. We went to the park, out to eat, and played board games. Then on Easter Morning the kids and I made some Resurrection Rolls I found on Pinterest, which we served with decorated boiled eggs. We got dressed up in our Easter clothes and took some quick pictures before heading to church.

 My handsome hubby and his sweet sis:

The fab five (don't we clean up nicely!):

After church we picked up some KFC and then had a fun Easter Egg hunt. It was pouring outside, so our hunt had to be held indoors...and I couldn't just do a regular, old fashioned hunt. I assigned a color to each kid and they were only to pick up their own color. In each of their eggs was a part of an Easter Bible Verse. The first kid to find all 12 eggs and unscramble their verse won the grand-prize. It was a very challenging activity, but they all did so well and had a great time!! Selah ended up winning the grand-prize (although I hear she had a little help from Auntie!) but all of the kids got a prize and candy in their eggs as well.

 Mig's eggs were footballs - which he LOVED. Inside were marshmellow candies - and no scripture.

Jonathan begged for Uncle Byron to hide his eggs in challenging places - then he couldn't find any of them!!

Jacob found all of his eggs first and then went to work on unscrambling his verse:

It was such a fun weekend and we loved having Nicol and the boys over to share it with!!! 
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