Reagan is so excited! Some were painted with "Candy Apple Easter Egg Paint" (example painted by Ethan), and some were traditionally dyed.
Reagan had a blast. The difference between ages 4 and age 5 is staggering. She's truly a big girl now. She's so much fun, and responsible. I am very proud of Reagan, and all of my kids, but Reagan has done the most growing up (maturity wise) this year.
Delaney is growing vertically!!!! She's obviously taller than Addison now. She's always been a little taller, but she shot up in length recently!!! Poor Addie is not even on the growth chart for height. I think she's gonna be vertically challenged. Hahaha!
Here's Delaney's bully face. I post it because I find it HILARIOUS. She's so small, but is SO feisty! Don't mess with this chick. She will get you back....and she bites! LOL.
The Last Supper, the washing of the disciples feet, the agony of Gethsemane, and the betrayal. It's Maundy Thursday, a Holy day for those of us who believe. I have had a hard time for the past few years pondering how we spend Holy week. I mean, we colored Easter eggs today. It hardly seems acceptable.
We questioned whether we would continue coloring eggs at all. Easter's pagan rituals really bother my husband, so I told him that we should stop. We don't do any of the regular things anyway (like Santa, tooth fairy, and more pertinent right now....the Easter Bunny). Well, yesterday he changed his mind and wanted us to have fun with it.
Today, I am trying to have fun with it...but something feels off. Before coloring eggs, I went over the Maundy Thursday scriptures and stories with the children... and they listened. They love Jesus and Ethan was quite upset that Jesus was so sad. He was so upset that I ended up going over the whole Easter story to assure him that there was a happy ending!
Is there anything special that YOU do, outside of our traditional pagan rituals, that makes Easter special for the children?