Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Easter!

The Family Home Evening before Easter, we really tried to focus on the true meaning of Easter with Anna - that we celebrate Jesus, that He lives, that He loves us, etc. When trying to gauge what Anna got out of the little lesson she told us, "It's about Jesus, because He is so nice, He will bring us candy." So she got it...kind of.

Anna loved the excitement of an Easter basket. We even let her pick out one piece of candy to have before church, lucky girl. The spring tissue paper tree in the background is a little craft project my mom made with Anna.

Here is Anna waiting for nursery to start at church in her Easter hat. We got the hat at the dollar section of Target, and it had completely fallen apart by the end of the day, but was definitely worth the money.
Anna loved the book about Noah's Ark she got in her Easter basket. This is my mom wearing Anna's bunny ears and reading her the book. We had a yummy Easter lunch at my parents with my brothers and some friends of the family.

At the Rayhorns that afternoon, Anna got more Easter surprises. Her basket came with a Horton stuffed elephant that she just loved. She's a fan of the story. I think that we are going with Ethan's family to see Horton Hears a Who. It will be Anna's first movie theater experience...hopefully it goes well. Ashley planned an Easter egg hunt that was so fun for Anna. The eggs had some really cute stuff in them, and Anna's favorite were some pretty beaded bracelets seen above.

A few days before Easter, we went to our friends house to color Easter eggs. This was Anna's first experience with that and she thought it was pretty fun. It took awhile to convince her that we could and should eat the eggs. Finally I convinced her and it turns out she is a big fan of hard boiled eggs.


Pat & Amber said...

Looks like a very fun Easter! Anna is so cute! Can't wait to see pics of Benjamin! When is he coming? lol

Amy E said...

She is so precious. I can't believe how she's grown! When is your baby due? I can't remember. She will be a fun "little momma" to him, I bet. Maybe too much help, as Eloise was. :)