I love this photo of my five favorite blessings! All eyes were open and not a single kiddo keeled over from color-coordinating. Amazing.
Too bad I focused so much on the photos that I forgot to put our lunch in the oven before leaving for church. Ah, yes. Good times.
This year was Saidie's first year to join in on our Easter traditions.
Saidie really enjoyed egg coloring. Twenty-two eggs (assuming two would crack that didn't), 5 cups of egg coloring, a box of crayons, lots of newspapers, two paint shirts, and 5 tiny sponge paint rollers and nearly two hours later, we had finished. None of the kids will actually eat hardboiled eggs, but they all enjoyed being egg artists.
With the beautiful weekend weather, we hunted eggs outside this year.
The two older kids hid eggs and the three younger kids hunted.
Another tradition we enjoy is reading the book, Benjamin's Box while opening our homemade Resurrection eggs. Saidie couldn't hold still for a second and kept touching the egg carton. After I moved it out of her reach, she nudged it with her foot. Maimie, on the other, was listening intently. When Steve read about Jesus having the nails in his hands and feet, Maimie was upset. She just kept saying, "Oh, that's just terrible... poor Jesus."