girlsWe had a great Easter celebration. Of course, I was really excited to see the girls in their cute Easter dresses. (I am a sucker for the girly stuff!) In the morning we gave Megan a couple of new books and talked about why we celebrate Easter. Since this is the first year we have really done the holidays with the girls we were a little perplexed at how to explain that Jesus’ cucifixion and atonement are the reason for the holiday even though what we mostly see is the Easter Bunny. We decided to tell Megan that Jesus gave us the best gift ever, but He wanted us to have even more gifts and that is why Santa and the Easter Bunny come to visit us. I don’t know if it is the best solution, but it’s what we came up with.

After church, we went to the Jensen’s for an egg hunt, etc. It was so much fun to watch the kids scramble to find their treasure laden eggs. We have 19 nieces and nephews, so it is exciting.all the kids We actually divided the kids into 2 groups so that the older kids (5-12) could have a more challenging hunt. We have sandwiches and such for dinner and managed to wrangle all those little bodies for a picture. (Grandpa rewarded all of the kids with a cool new golden dollar coin.) Then we moved on to our newest tradition. We had an Egg drop, where we dropped carefully packed (raw) eggs from Grandma Verna’s second story deck. All of the kids were invited to compete and there were some interesting ideas. A few were packed in marshmallows, I liked the one that was encased in jell-o, most were put into ziplock bags. The winner (Grandpa) used a small box filled with packing peanuts and a layer of bubble wrap. We hazen dropping eggdecided to require everyone to use a quart size (or smaller) ziplock bag. Also helpful was the idea my nephew had to put his egg into a baggie, then pack it. We dropped them all from the deck, then progressed through harder and harder drops until the last one cracked (Hazen slammed it down from Grandma’s roof.) (That way it is not too messy when it breaks.) My niece, Bridgette was the runner up, (it took a few drops to crack her’s) she covered it in playdough and then packed it in grass. I highly recommend it for a great Easter activity. All of the kids loved it, even if they were too young to design their own case.