It wasn't our annual camping trip to Petit Jean, but we still had a good weekend. I did miss the sunrise service, singing "Because He Lives" as the sun rises over Stout's Point, but we did get to dress up pretty and go to our church which was also nice. Friday the rain held off enough for a good Easter Egg hunt. Emily liked finding "more egg." Friday night we let her watch Tangled with her cousins. She loved it...and stayed up way too late. Then yesterday we went to the city's Easter Festival. The mass egg hunt scared her. She didnt want to get face paint or sit on the Easter rabbit (her words) lap, so she got a free hot dog and went to the slides. She would have stayed there all day if it had been up to her, but I thought we shoudl come home, eat the hot dog (she ate 2...but no buns) and then take a nap. Was not hard at all to get her to sleep! We dyed eggs (no pictures of that...it required all attention and we still managed to dye one of our chairs green...but have I ever mentioned I love my spot bot?) then tried to mow the yard but the lawn mower didnt want to so it still needs done. Then we went to bed early. Easter morning we get up, she wants to go sit on the Easter rabbit's lap now (had to explain that was a limited time offer) and we give her an easter basket with a little candy, a stuffed dog and a Caillou book. She LOVES the book. We went to church, out to lunch, tried to find a lawn mower part (got it ordered) Then her cousins came back to get something they'd forgotten here the other day and played with her for a while. She is now sleeping soundly. And that sounds like a good idea...I'm tired too!
So Happy Easter....and remember the reason we celebrated today
John 3:16 For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
And it just doesnt get any better than that!