This was truly a wonderful Easter. It seems like one of the best Easter's I've had in a long time. Spending time with the three of us, since our families all live so far away, made for an awesome weekend. Malachi is getting older and starting to understand more and more. This year he had the hang of hunting eggs. But more importantly he is learning who Jesus is. We have a wonderful kids church who help us teach him about the love of Jesus. I'm so thankful for Northplace church. And now to tell you all about our weekend.
We started out Saturday morning with Nick and Malachi getting their haircuts and mommy preparing the eggs to be dyed along with Malachi's Easter basket. I love doing a basket for him. And even though it's not much, it takes me back to Easter when I was little. My mom always had a basket for us and we always hunted eggs. I think I know why Easter is my favorite holiday. Every Easter for as long as I can remember, all of the family would gather for church and friends we didn't see that often. After church was the egg hunt. It was always so fun hunting them. And then, after all that, my family would all go to my granny and grandpa's for lunch. We would just hang out, play, laugh, hide some of the eggs again, and then eat them. I love remembering those times. This was the first year Malachi and I dyed eggs. I wish I had a picture of his face when he saw his basket. He loved it! His words....OOOOHHH MAANnn!! lol We dyed eggs and then he an daddy played with his new ball and glove.
Later that afternoon we went to the community egg hunt right down the street. Tons of "crazy" people. :) We had fun though. It was fun watching Malachi get the eggs. After the hunt, we got ourselves some cotton candy and popcorn and headed to the bounce houses. This boy would stay in a bounce house ALL day. He was plum tuckered by the time we left. But rest assured, HE.DID.NOT.TAKE.A.NAP :( Around 5:30 we went to some friends house where we had a potluck. So much good food and so much fun watching the kiddos hunt eggs in the front yard. Laughing with friends and hanging out......perfect end to a perfect day.
Sunday morning we went to church (like we always do) and listened to the wonderful message Pastor Bryan had for us. It was such a wonderful reminder of just how much Jesus loves us. Praise the Lord, HE IS RISEN!!! After service we took a few Easter family pictures. I'm so thankful for these two wonderful people I have in my life. I'm so blessed to have such an amazing husband (who by the way cooked Easter dinner for us) and a wonderful little boy. I can't wait until we have Lawson with us to share all of these memories.
This was a perfect weekend. Family, food, and remembering that Jesus died on the cross but 3 days later he rose again!!!!