Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Festivities

On Good Friday we went over to my mom's during the day. Jane and Jill made these egg houses and decorated foam eggs. They love crafting with Maw Maw!

On the evening of Good Friday my mom, Jane and I went to the cross service at the church by my mom's house. We took these pics before hand at a spot at the church. It is a model of the tomb where Jesus' body was. It had a large stone rolled on the side and the sign says, "He is not here. He is risen!" The service was really moving. I hadn't been to a cross service before (where they make an actual cross while telling the story of Jesus' crucifixion). I took Jane thinking she might be old enough but by the end she said, "this is making me too sad. I want to go home." Still, I am glad that she went. She saw me walk to the front of the church to the cross when called by the pastor for those to come forward who choose to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. It was a rather large moment for me and I was proud to have Jane there to witness.

On Saturday we went to an egg hunt at a church by our house. We ended up knowing lots of people there so it was a really fun time! Also, my friend Rachel and her husband and three girls met us there so Jane got to hunt eggs with her bestie, Julie.

Here is Julie, Leila, and Jane. All three kindergarteners but all at different schools.

On Easter Sunday we went to my mom's for supper. The girls had an indoor egg hunt because it was raining, and they LOVED it. Anything different I suppose! Baby Clara was in her Easter best. Here is Jill playing with her...

Jane's loot from the indoor egg hunt.

Jena likes Easter eggs too!

This little rocker has been in my family since I was this age. Jena taught herself how to climb in it and rock back and forth. She was pretty proud of herself. We were too!

 All in all it was a great holiday! Happy Easter!


Erin K said...

What a cool experience at your mom's church. So happy for you! And all the pics of your girls (and that cute little baby) are just precious. Way to go Jena! Those rockers aren't easy!

Allison said...

Wow! That WAS a big weekend! So many great events - both with the religious part of Easter and the not so religious part. :) I need to go on a hunt at your parent's house... I could get some new clothes with those winnings! Jena... you are getting to be so big and independent - keep on going!!

TLEB said...

Joanne - I am so happy for you and the choice you made to accept Jesus for your savior. What an eternally wonderful decision!! Your girls are beautiful as always. What a fun Easter!