The other day Joseph got off the bus and came bursting through the door declaring he needed one large piece of paper and glue and colors because he was inspired to do a Spring Sunset picture. He had a few flowers in his sweaty little hand and asked if he could pick more for his picture. I said sure and away he went gathering petals from the blooms in our yard.
He laid out all the petals and positioned them exactly how he wanted it then slid them all off and began gluing them on. I love how he made the humming-bird out of leaves even showing its tongue suckling the white azalea. I love his enthusiasm and creativity!! I drove him to school the next day so he could take it in to his art teacher. We surprised her in the hall way and she was so thrilled to see his Spring Sunset and offered to laminate it for him which suited him just fine!
The little kids enjoyed getting a few more treats well not a few more like a large bag full of more treats! We went to a Helicopter Egg Drop and it wasn’t quite as we were expecting. There was indeed a helicopter and there were eggs involved, but it was more like a helicopter dropping off the Easter bunny to wave at the crowd of already sugar induced hyped up kids and then youth would fling out large trash bags of plastic candy filled eggs onto the football field for scores of kids to rush onto and within seconds they have swiped up all the eggs! You can’t really call it an egg hunt more like an egg pick-up. Mary paired up with a sweet girlfriend from her class as did Joseph with a bud from his class. Joseph and his friend had a complete strategy worked out inorder to get the most eggs and then they would split their loot, but once they were out on the field it suddenly turned into every man for himself! Even Morgan couldn’t resist the thrill of the thousands of pastel eggs!
Easter morning is all about our Risen Savior but for children what would Easter morning be without baskets filled with pastel treats and chocolate bunnies?
Of course Jordan was the first up and oh so ready to dive into his Easter basket and eager for all his brothers and sister to get up too. He woke up his two oldest going into their room and turning on the light saying, “Get up, Dad said get up or you don’t get your Easter basket!!!”
Shortly after that I told him NOT to wake anyone up, just let them sleep. His eyes got so big and he told me he had just gone up and he “thought” he “might” have woken them up already. . . sorry!