Monday, April 11, 2016

Easter in Pennsylvania

Celebrating holidays with just adults is different than celebrating them with children. I enjoyed being able to participate in Easter festivities with these cute kids.

First on the agenda was an Easter egg hunt Saturday afternoon at a friend's house. It's been a long time since we've done any Easter egg hunt because Florida weather doesn't cooperate, so that made watching this one even more enjoyable.
Getting ready and receiving instructions!
Successful hunting completed!
 That afternoon the traditional egg-dying ritual took place.
Even Grandpa joined in virtually, sharing the results of his egg-dying activity.
The next morning, all of the boys were excited about the baskets the Easter bunny left them, some more than others.
Easter eggs were on the menu for breakfast, and the boys had to put their new found knowledge of Egg Wars (compliments of Grandpa) to the test. Wyatt had the winning egg.
While they were dressed in their Easter finery, we tried getting a picture. I obviously need a faster shutter speed to capture these active little gentlemen.
After church it was time for another family tradition, this one also involving an Easter egg hunt. However, instead of candy (or coins) inside of the eggs, there was a scripture; that gave us the opportunity to review the First Easter story. (You can find instructions for something similar here.)

Then we enjoyed getting to know their neighbors, who kindly invited us to join them for their Easter egg hunt and a delicious dinner. I'm thankful that remembering the first Easter - our Savior's Atonement and subsequent resurrection - involves not only reflection on that seminal event, but the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. I hope you each had a beautiful Easter this year!

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