Sunday, April 4, 2010

How It's Done At Our House

Easter for us began on Monday evening.  Our FHE introduced the last week of the Savior's life. Joshua rode into the family room on the toy horse, re-enacting Jesus' entry into the city on Palm Sunday.

Thursday during dinner, Luke taught us about the Savior's introduction of the Sacrament at the Last Supper, and Megan taught us of the events in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Friday during dinner, Ellie told us that Jesus died for us on the cross.

Sunday morning, Megan taught us about the Resurrection.

Though, these conversations and lessons, are important to our little family, our children are very normal. Though they patiently endured and attempted to listen to the weeks lessons, there was no coaxing or encouragement needed to participate in the 'fun side' of Easter.

Our 'fun Easter' traditions are:

Coloring and decorating eggs on Saturday night. This is 'Nana's thing.' I don't enjoy it, I'll happily do the preparation and the clean-up, just not the coloring and decorating.  This year I allowed my kids to color a dozen eggs each.

Sunday morning, at the bottom of the stairs begins a candy trail.  The trail leads in and out of rooms, around tables, and counters, to the spot where the filled Easter baskets have been left.

New shoes from the Easter Bunny

Hunting for the colored hard boiled eggs the 
Easter Bunny hides.  
(A tradition from my childhood that may need to be re-thunked!  Hiding and finding 48 hard boiled eggs?!?)

Happy Easter!


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