We haven’t been to Good Friday service in a few years.
Mainly because of it being at night and having little kids and la la…but really, it’s all excuses.
I insisted this year. Because without Good Friday, Easter just feels like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day or something. I am wrecked every year on Good Friday.
I need to be wrecked.
We opted to keep Henry in service with us rather than sending him into Sunday School.
He doodled and asked what he should write.
With his horrible gross and weird Bakugan pen he won at some Easter party earlier in the week.
Whatever. Even Bakugan can glorify God. So there.
The next day, we took to the kids to an egg hunt at the skatepark.
The kids had a great time, but on the drive over, Andy and I decided that we would leave Easter festivities to Sunday. It seemed so strange to be like “Oh so sad! Jesus has died!…we need Him to rise again!!!” And then the next day…yay random egg hunts at the mall!!!
I think we need laid back Saturday to move our hearts into Sunday, you know? Eggs and baskets can come after we’ve celebrated His Resurrection. Otherwise, it feels out of sequence and inappropriate.
Also, apparently little boys must wear plastic buckets on their heads. I have pretty much this same picture from a couple of years ago…
The local community egg hunt happened to be at the skatepark this year (<– that’s a fun pic if you want to see the madness). Which worked out to be extra nice since we practically live there and we know the owners…because they pulled this girl out of line so she could go first and not get mowed down by the mob of kids.
Need I mention that I was a blubbering mess at this? Because Good People are my favorite kind of people.
Jill had a few minutes in the park ahead of everyone. Her sister was told to wait until the other kids came in to hunt.
She waited. Without so much as a whine.
I love that girl’s big ol’ heart.
Bedtime stories continue.
I love reading these stories to my boy. We bond over the words. Talking about what might happen next.
Besides, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is 100 million times better as an adult anyway.
I randomly went into Goodwill and found this game of Simon for $1.99 for Henry’s basket.
I stink at it!!!
I started juicing stuff.
Believe it or not, but this filthy looking thing was actually pretty good.
Sure, it looks like the nasty duck poop water at the park pond, but if you can just look away it isn’t half bad.
I’d still rather have a Diet Dr. Pepper…but I suppose this is better for you.
It was a beautiful day.
The kids were quiet inside watching a movie…the baby was napping…so I snuck outside for some Vitamin D and quiet.
I felt bad…you know, that it was a gorgeous afternoon and I had my kids plopped in front of the TV…but I enjoyed the sunny solitude.
I think I’d enjoy it even more if I had this rug.
Dear Pier One, Give me a holler. I’ll send you my address. Thanks. Love, j.
Four of them.
I’ll introduce the pack next week.
For now, they are cute and cuddly and fuzzy and the Bigs like them. Jill is terrified of them, and the dogs haven’t tried to eat them. I’d say that’s pretty good.
Not an instagram, but a quick note: Lisa Leonard Designs is having a HUGE 25% off of sale items today and tomorrow only. EEK! Quick, before it all sells out!!!!
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