Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Friday, April 25, 2014

Easter 2014

We have had a wonderful time celebrating and teaching our girls about Jesus' resurrection over the past few weeks. We did the 12 days of Easter again, which includes Bible stories and activities to go along with the resurrection eggs that have become pretty popular. The girls loved learning about the significance of Jesus' death and resurrection. It has been neat to see how they grow more and more each year in their understanding.

Saturday morning we made "Resurrection Rolls" with our good friends Will and Caitlin and baby Henry (and unfortunately forgot to take pictures). But funny to make the resurrection rolls, you roll a marshmallow (representing Jesus' body wrapped in a linen cloth) in cinnamon (representing the burial spices) and wrap it inside a crescent roll (the tomb). When you bake it, the marshmallow melts away inside the roll so that when you open up the tomb, Jesus' body isn't there anymore! Sounds great, right? Well, try telling that to a 2- and 4-year-old who were expecting to get to eat a marshmallow inside their breakfast. My girls were all but crying because the tomb was empty. But don't worry, we saved the day and gave them another marshmallow to eat alongside their resurrection roll. Crisis averted.

And here we are on Sunday afternoon at the Thompson's house (after Sunrise service, church-wide breakfast, LifeGroups, and worship service - what a day)!

He is risen, indeed!

1 comment:

  1. Excuse me, you forgot the part where you have a newborn and you managed to SEW three original Easter dresses! #youreawesome #overacheiver #cantstanditwhenpeopletakehashtagoutoftwitterorfacebook