I love Easter! Not only is it a great day to remember and think about how wonderful and life changing the resurrection is, but it's generally a more relaxed holiday and doesn't have the "hype" that Christmas has. This year was even more fun because Hailey was big enough to sort of "get" what we were celebrating and a little bit of why. We tried to do a little bit each day to talk about Jesus and what His dying on the cross and rising three days later means to each of us. So, instead of letting her get her Easter basket on Sunday, we gave it to her on Saturday, so that she could watch her Easter movie and read her Easter books with her babysitter that night. She definitely enjoyed her Easter basket! (thanks to Lyn Scharping, who gave it to her) :)
here she is showing it off this morning...before our big Easter egg hunt!
Isn't she just the sweetest thing?? I just love this adorable little face and I was so happy to get a picture of her all dressed up before church and before she messed up her hair or got her dress dirty! :)
this morning we woke up to find our house "easter egged" and these two cute easter baskets sitting by our front door. Thanks to our "secret" easter bunny.
Hailey had so much fun picking up all the eggs. She pretty much just ran around our yard skipping and laughing while grabbing all the eggs!
Hailey and Grandma had a great time blowing bubbles and playing in the sunshine!
we even managed to get a family picture today! (that's definitely a good day) :)
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your willingness to take my sin upon You and die such a horrible death upon the cross and thank you, even more, for conquering death and rising on the 3rd day! "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, Because He lives, all fear is gone, because I know He holds the future. Life is worth the living just because I know He lives!"