It’s the evening of Good Friday as I write this. I’ve been thinking as we are going into this Easter weekend not being able to be with Family and Friends. There’s no Easter Egg Hunts put on by my mother in law or coloring eggs with Grandma.
Easter 2020? I guess it’s time to get creative and still make some family fun out of it for our family.
Tonight I thought it would be fun to share an Easter from years past. Hopefully it’s help inspire some Easter fun for your home.
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Easter Egg Coloring
I don’t remember many Easter egg hunts as a kid. I remember lots of Good Friday church services at night. What I do remember is coloring eggs!
I found this gem of a photo from a couple of years ago. We did this when our oldest was 4 at my parents house and hosted an international student. Both kids loved it. FYI – the Christmas table clothe is like a “crafting” table clothe. I use an old bed sheet for my kids once the crafting supplies come out.
I was never fooled as a kid about the world view of Easter Eggs and bunnies. My bunny Charlie was in his cage in the backyard and I had to collect eggs from the chickens. Country kid knows those 2 things don’t go together.
If your interested in a natural dye option for eggs check out Shifting Roots blog post. I had a good laugh at all her attempts. Next year I’ll try some and see how they turn out!
Easter Egg Hunts
I think these pictures say it all. I’ll admit I’m “that aunt who always has a camera with her”. I have an Aunt like that that’s always taking pictures with her camera. Let’s say she’s inspired me. I’m glad I took these cute pictures.
The kids running into the yard after we said “GO”.
I couldn’t help but add an Egg being picked up in the garden!
“Son, I think you have some growing to do”. Something tells me my husband was up to this egg placement.
Egg Hunts at our House
Easter Egg hunts happened a couple years at our house too. For Privacy of family it was hard to find a good picture to share without protecting their privacy. These next couple photo’s where taken in our backyard.
Here our middle son is crouched in the yard with his bucket and not sure “what is going on?”
You might have noticed my kids have their Easter Clothes on.
Then there’s me and the camera. Remember our old fence? I couldn’t help myself get a photo op.
Thankfully I could save just a few boards. But having 2 boys this fence got replaced the summer after this photo was taken.
How we really celebrate Easter
I rarely bring this up, Easter seems like a good time to share.
At our house you won’t find pictures of the kids with the Easter Bunny. Just not something we “celebrate”. Tonight we spent joining our church live for the Good Friday service. It’s good to see familiar faces while being stuck at home.
Our kids colored while we watched and we did communion with fishy crackers and juice. We also took the time to light candles after the kids went to bed and prayed.
Easter is about Jesus and what we He did. I know what I experience having Him in my heart and how much of an impact that’s had on my life. I can encourage you to seek faith in believing in Him but ultimately that’s up to you and where your at in your life. All I can do is be an example.
We celebrate Easter by looking to the cross and most especially leaving our burdens at the feet of the cross. This time of the year I’ve had some very difficult things to go through. One including quitting my job after loosing our second baby. Having an Elder come over after the Good Friday service still is clear as day for me from 6 years ago. Now that I’m building up a business and working from home that’s all changed and I’m thankful for every step that’s brought me to where I am today. I have Jesus to thank for that.
Tomorrow – We will be hiding eggs for the kids, coloring eggs, painting rocks, buying more plants (from local vendors of course) and taking a break from anything online, unless there’s family and friends who want to video chat them I’m all in.