Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Week

All week Madison has been talking about the people who waved the palm branches as Jesus came riding in on the donkey. Then she would say, "Jesus died on the cross". We've had lots of great times talking about God's gift of His Son and how He died for our sins, but He didn't stay dead. He's alive and lives in Heaven with His Father. This has made it possible that no matter what we've done, God can forgive our sins. Now this is a reason to celebrate if I've ever heard of one! We celebrated many ways this week and here's some of them...
First of all, Madison was thrilled this week when a package came in the mail with her name on it! Aunt Dottie sent Mads new twistable Crayons, coloring book, fairy umbrella, and Easter dress. She also sent Savannah an adorable Easter outfit and summer clothes. Thank you, Aunt Dottie for the thoughtful surprise and cards. We love you!
Can't help being a bit goofy :)
Earlier this week we decorated Easter eggs..the sparkles decorated our entire house!
Saturday morning Papa and Mimi came over for breakfast and stayed for a whole day of festivities. We had the traditional Italian Easter braided bread, hard boiled eggs, and fruit.
Then the girls opened their Easter baskets from Mommy and Daddy. They got matching dresses, sunglasses, and sandals.
Oh yeah!
An Easter egg hunt followed the baskets. Can you find the egg?
Maddie loved finding the chocolates inside :0
All smiles
Papa knows how to make Savvy laugh!
I don't have pics of it, but this week we read about "Jesus and the angels" a lot.
(This is when the angel rolled away the stone from the grave)
Papa and Mimi and the girlies
We had way too much fun together! After this we went for a walk, then while the girls napped the adults played Ticket to Ride, and we finished the day off with a yummy dinner. We're so thankful for the special time we get to have together.
Pictures of our Resurrection Sunday are coming....

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