Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Easter morning dawned sunny and warm today, a pleasant change from the rain we've had for the last few days. It's always wonderful to wake up on Easter morning and see the weather fit the joy of the Resurrection.

But Brant had to find his Easter basket first, as the Easter Bunny always hides it.  We went on the hunt and finally found it hidden under Brant's bed.  He had lots of fun going through it, and in addition to a Lego City set, the Bunny left him a chocolate bunny (of course), a new jump rope, a Pez dispenser, chick that cheeps and a rubber band airplane.  Some assorted candies thrown in rounded out a very good basket, if I do say so myself.  The Lego set was half put together before breakfast, breaking only for church and lunch, then completed.
It was so hard to stand still for a photo on Easter morning!
Church was beautiful today!  The children had an egg hunt during Sunday school, but after seeing the butterflies they had raised from caterpillars and hearing the Resurrection story.
Listening to Pastor Jonathan, getting ready for a newsletter photo

On the hunt!

Thinking about picking up other colors of eggs besides blue and green....

One full basket!

The pre-school and elementary aged kiddos

Having juice in the fellowship hall and checking out eggs with a new friend

After church the butterflies were released, with the cross of flowers in the background.  We watched them fly out into in the yard, and I mentioned, due to our house being close to the church, that we might see one in our yard.  Don't you know it, about 3 hours later, one flew in!
Looking at the butterflies up close

Fly away painted ladies, fly away!

All in all, it was a beautiful day. we were happy to have Daddy home for the important part of it, and to have him go to church with us too.    As always, we greatly missed our family, especially sitting down for Easter lunch.  Much love to everyone!

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