Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Easter 2009 - He Is Risen

We had a lot of fun with Easter festivities this year. We had our annual Easter decorating party, and the kids each had fun decorating their own eggs.

On Easter morning, the kids could hardly wait to get up and hunt their eggs and see what the Easter bunny brought them. Here are some pictures of their baskets and of them hunting eggs. It was a little bit of a disappointment that the Easter Bunny felt like it was too cold and rainy to hide eggs outside, but inside was fun, too.

Easter Sunday just happened to be my 41st birthday, and after hunting eggs, the kids and Dad made biscuits for breakfast for me, and I got to get back into bed and be served. It was a wonderful treat. Then we got ready for church. Thursday we all went to the Maundy Thursday service at church, and it was an incredible experience. It was moving and beautiful, and it really set the stage for the whole weekend and especially the anticipation of the Easter service. We met Gram and Grandpa there (actually they saved us seats), and we had a wonderful time together.
After church we headed to Dallas to Royal Oaks Country Club. Uncle Bill, Aunt Kristen, Katherine, and Libby belong there, and they had a great brunch and fun Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo. Will has a love for all characters, and the Easter Bunny was no exception. After he talked to him, he kept going back over there trying to get his attention again. It was so cute. Here are some pictures of our time there.