Then on Sunday, we have church at 8:30 (!) so we had to scramble to get ready and still have time to find the Easter baskets. William is REALLY into treasure maps so we made some clues for him to follow around the house (and Fritz followed him) to get to the baskets. They were excited and Fritz grabbed a chocolate carrot within seconds of finding it, unwrapped it and stuffed the whole thing in his mouth. That kid and chocolate...
Church was wonderful and I remarked to David on our way home how great the talks (like sermons) were. I really loved being able to concentrate on the most amazing gift ever - eternal life through Jesus Christ. It brings me so much peace to believe in life with my family forever. I remember my grandma saying "Santa already takes up so much of the true meaning of Christmas and I won't allow the Easter Bunny to dominate the resurrection of Jesus." I tend to agree with that, so while we do still have Easter baskets and participate in a few events, I really try to not focus on the Easter Bunny - and isn't it weird anyway?
David's parents came over for a few days and we had lunch with them and spent the afternoon together before they left to have dinner with extended family. We had invited the Bakers over for dinner and the boys had a good time playing (minus a couple of bursts of anger about sharing).
The boys did more confetti eggs and they were a huge hit again! Then we had our traditional dinner of ham, potato and leek gratin, roasted carrots and asparagus, a salad and an epic Easter cake fail. Ha! I don't usually botch my coconut lemon cake but I did this time. Whoops.
|some beautiful roses from my mom's garden|