I don’t have any pictures of an easy breakfast with cute Easter jammies this year. Our church moved their first service from 8:30 to 7:30 for Easter so we were all pretty rushed to get out the door on time. But the service was good – I always love the songs we sing on Easter. And then we came back home for Peyton to open her Easter basket (bath toys, bubbles, summer clothes, and 1 piece of chocolate) and do a quick Easter egg hunt before Aunt Amanda needed to get to the airport.
The weather was so warm – I think the high was near 85! – so we spent most of our afternoon playing outside. We went to the park and later took a family walk around the neighborhood and made a simple dinner.
Grandma Johnson sent a package that had Easter eggs filled with items to help go through the Easter story so we made sure we did that too. It’s important to us as parents to make sure we talk about the importance of Easter with out children. It’s difficult now – Peyton was more interested in opening eggs than what we were reading from the Bible – but it is so important to start talking and discussing now instead of waiting until we think she might understand better. Because we can tell how much she already understands about Minnie Mouse and “no no no” and using the potty.
To end it on a simple note, we absolutely enjoyed our Easter Sunday and we were so happy to celebrate our risen Savior!
Until next time — Cindy
*All images are original to A View from the Shore