We had a great Easter and a crazy busy but still spirit filled Easter Week. I love the Holy Week. It has all the spirit and beauty and meaning of Christmas with only a tiny bit of the frivolous hassle. I love that my kids are getting older and more able to understand all that Easter means. They have more stamina (at least the big ones) to walk with me through the last week of Christ’s life and are starting to see the power and reality of it all. They are beginning to see the true beauty tucked into all the symbolic eggs and bunnies and spring chicks.
My dear friend Anna was visiting from California with her three boys on Easter weekend. It was so great to have them around to eat our Easter meal with, hunt for eggs in our cemetery, play lots of legos, chat until 2am. Sadly, I didn’t take many pictures of the weekend. The kids were so busy playing and Anna and I were so busy talking and catching up. It feels so great to be with an old friend. We dyed Easter eggs with Anna’s boys. Every year when dying Easter eggs the youngest in the family always gets confused and thinks somehow by dipping them into colors we are “dying” as in “killing” them. Some weird connecting to Jesus dying and coming back to life. We had some winners this year. I have to say, this is a craft I really like to do with my kids. I think there is something so stunning about colored eggs. And I love to eat them afterwards.
On Easter Sunday I made my kids do a little photoshoot . I have to make this happen every once in a while since I so rarely take out my big camera for my own kids.
Here’s some of what we came up with. I had to restrain myself from putting 58 pictures of Peter up here, that kid just has so much life in every one of his expressions: I love these brothers and sisters together. Hazel insisted on a photoshoot with Annabeth and Molly, all dolled up in their Hazel designed Easter finery. Happy Easter!