Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter 2014

I took the girls' Easter pictures a month ago when our tulips first started coming into bloom.  They were pretty good sports about it (as much as you can expect an almost 3-year old and a 2 month old to be) and I found that Rose did best propped up in the bumbo rather than relying on Clara to help support her.  We took them in the front yard right after afternoon naps.

The next few are more of the outtakes.  Rose kept sticking out her tongue.

And I got a lot of cheesy grins from Clara.

And looks of exasperation from both of them when I kept clicking away.  I can just see Clara thinking, "sheesh mom, get this over with already."

We had a nice Easter morning and Clara was super excited about her Easter basket (which we went way overboard on - oops), especially getting the movie "Frozen".  But she also really loved some fairy wings I found for her and the new flip-flops that Paul picked out. 
After church and naps we got together with our friends the Rowlands and the Fischlis for Easter dinner - ham, rolls, scalloped potatoes, green beans, etc.  It was super yummy.  Then we all marched over to our place for an Easter egg hunt in the front yard.

Here is the gang minus Rose and the adults. 

Clara ate WAY too much candy and we learned that her favorites are jelly beans and anything covered in foil that she can peel off.  But the next day she didn't even ask for any (and I didn't offer).  At breakfast we asked Clara why we celebrate Easter and while it took her a second to think about it she eventually explained (all on her own without any prompting) that Easter is when Jesus died and was resurrected and his body came back with his spirit.  All those conversations I have been having with her in the week or two leading up to the actual holiday paid off.  Now to remember next year to remind the Easter bunny to dial it back a notch or two on the Easter baskets.

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