Wednesday, April 11, 2012

a happy and holy easter

We had a lovely Easter this year with both Aunt Erin and Aunt Angie in town.  
The week before Easter, Jimmy worked ever so hard coloring this Resurrection set I found on Catholic Icing.  
He spent a whole day on it and colored almost the entire thing himself.  
He was so proud and I was impressed by how much it made him curious about the story and how much he wanted to play with it.  
On Good Friday we hung Jesus on the cross.  In the evening we took it down and wrapped it up to put in the tomb.  On Easter morning the tomb was open and Jesus was gone.  It was actually the first thing we checked in the morning.  But then as Jimmy waited for everyone to wake up, he stared anxiously out the window to the porch where the Easter baskets sat.  He was trying to figure out what was in them as well as getting a heads up on where the Easter Bunny had hid eggs in the yard.
We had to wake up sleepy little Gus and then Aunt Erin and Baabee came over to join in the festivities.
The Easter Bunny was very generous this year.
Then it was time to hunt for eggs.
Gus was actually very into it despite not being as fast as his brother.  
When one of the eggs cracked open he gasped with joy and suddenly realized this game was even better than he had previously thought.
Then dad helped the boys empty all the eggs and sort the candy.
Jimmy was very excited that the Easter Bunny changed things up with some stickers this year.
Then we scarfed down some cinnamon rolls and rushed to get dressed for church.  We went to an outdoor Mass at our church and we took turns chasing Gus around as usual.  The boys both looked very fashionable in their Target dollar bin ties.  My hat was also a score from there as well.
Gus' bow-tie was a big hit. He showed it off to everyone.  I couldn't believe he didn't pull it right off.
For Jimmy, I am pretty sure the highlight of this Easter was building this dinosaur that Aunt Angie gave him:
He had been eyeing these for awhile and Aunt Angie must have just know.
(Although, she did confess she really just bought it so she would get to help put it together.)
Now we just have to keep it away from Gus.  If you look closely below you can see his blurry hand reaching for it.

The Kerstings joined us for a lovely brunch.
This was the only thing that would get Lucia to smile so we just kind of went with it:
Gus the Acrobat:
Buddy fist bump:
And last, this is where we found Jesus in the morning... which Jimmy said, "Why is he in there?  That's weird."
Oh, well.  I thought it was cute.
God bless to all.  Hope your day was a blessed event as well.


  1. Fun! I forgot how much I love your paint sample egg banner. Genius! Also, I love your sweater! Happy Easter, friend! Hope I see you in July!!

  2. That looks like such a wonderful Easter! Hope it's still wonderful! Muah!