Monday, April 25, 2011

HE is risen indeed!

We had a wonderful Easter & hope that you did as well!
Rutledge started the celebration early with an Easter Party at preschool.
The party started with Chapel, then moved on to their activity which was making Resurrection Rolls, followed by the egg hunt.  It was a full morning!

Rutledge & his "lady" friends, Pearson & Janie Bess
Rutledge was trying to hold Janie Bess' hand & she did not want that to happen;)

So, he moved on to his other "lady" friend, Riley.

She was more compliant.

They enjoyed watching the puppet show together

Followed by a Sing-a-long that included an oldie but goldie, "This Little Little Light of Mine"

Making Resurrection Rolls!

Hunting eggs!  Each child could hunt 5 eggs.  These were "real" Easter eggs of the hardboiled variety:)

He refused to look at the camera when I asked him to show me his eggs.

We made plans to travel to Demopolis Sunday morning to attend Easter services at Trinity Episcopal Church with Matt's grandparents, Tutoo & Papa.  We did this last year & treasure the time we are able to spend with those wonderful people.  We also treasure services at Trinity Demopolis because this is the church where Matt's grandfather, mother, Matt himself & Rutledge were baptized.  Matt says that he feels like home when he is in this church & we always feel blessed when we are able to attend.
Rutledge was able to participate in the Easter Parade again this year and he had a blast!

I put out the baskets the night before to save time on Easter morning.
Rutledge has been talking about how he needed "James" a Thomas the Tank train for his train table, so, I thought "James" would make a great Easter prize!  Gaines got a new rattle & got to share his basket with Daddy's candy!

Checking out his basket!

Eating his FAVORITE candy....Reece's Pieces!

Making Resurrection Rolls for breakfast.  Here is the link with directions and the lesson.

A great project for toddlers!

My sweet boy.

With his flowers to lay on the altar.

He decided to carry his flag like a cane pole....I thought it was precious:)

Our new family pic!!!

Hope everyone had a blessed Easter!

1 comment:

Sarah Barry said...

all fun stuff!! can't wait to get into more of this next year with Stephen when he's just a little older.

beautiful family photo!!!!