Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Recap

We tried the Resurrection buns recipe, but we must have done something wrong (perhaps a little too much help from the kiddos?) and they were too runny. So we opted for a different recipe (marshmallow=body of Christ, butter and cinnamon=spices and oil, and canned crescent rolls=tomb) and they were simple and yummy. (Find that recipe in this post.)
We also used the jelly bean prayer to review the Resurrection story on Saturday after lunch. That went over great!
We did make and use the Resurrection eggs, and the kids really loved them. Everyone loved guessing what would be in the egg, and the oldest was able and willing to read the verses for the family. This was a great Easter devotional for us! I think their favorite eggs were the one with the crackers (for the last supper) and the one with the nail. We talked a long time about the nails in Christ's hands and feet and they brought that egg up after almost every other egg.
We never made the lilies or the bread from this post; I really wanted to, but I either ran out of time or steam! We'll try those next year. I think the lilies would be a good project for a couple of weeks before-hand. Then we could deliver them to friends and neighbors much like we did our Christmas handprint wreaths.
The girls dressed up in matching dresses (thanks Grandma!) and the youngest picked a hat out of the dress-up box. She wouldn't take the hat off the whole morning!
At church we enjoyed a sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:20-25.
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward thosewho are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
In the afternoon we joined my extended family for food, some guitar picking (for non-southerners: this means that we enjoyed live music!), and of course, an Easter egg hunt. There were eggs with chocolate, eggs with change, and real eggs. My kids were thrilled.
I hope everyone had a very happy Easter!

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