Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter Celebrations

After church, we went to Nana & Pop's house for lunch and an Easter egg hunt. The kids had such a great time being with their cousins & second cousins. Rob's whole family was there along with his cousin Ben's family (sans Ben who had the flu) and his cousin Will's family. This equals LOTS of kids:

Below are all the Thomas grandkids with their Nana & Pops. Martha bought them all coordinating outfits. Don't they look cute!

Ridge and his cousin Bo:

Ridge & Elle:

Ridge was fascinated with his cousin Elle. He kept saying, "she hold me" and pointing to her. Sweet Elle was such a good sport & hung out with him most of the time. He was in heaven as you can see from the above picture.

Our three precious kiddos:

We were not doing a purposeful "funny" pic, but many turned out that way:

Charly loved her Easter dress so much that she refused to take it off when we got home. She wore it all day, and then, as she changed into her nightgown, she asked if she could wear it to school the next day. I agreed, and she seemed satisfied. Bedtime routine occured as normal, & all the kids were down by 8. Around 10 p.m., Rob & I were about to go to bed so I did a last check upstairs. This is what I found in Charly's room:

Yep, you guessed it. She wore her Easter dress for 32 hours.

Cobb and Charly both had Easter parties at their school. Charly's teacher planned some really fun activities. Unfortunately, I have no pics. Cobb made resurrection eggs during his class party at school. Basically each egg represents part of the story from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to his Resurrection.

Just in case you are curious, here's what each egg represented:
#1 –Donkey (strip of fur) – Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11:7-9)
#2 – Coin – Judas’ blood money (Matthew 26:14)
#3 – Cup – The Last Supper (Mark 14:23-24)
#4 – Praying Hands –Garden of Gethsemane(Mark 14:32)
#5 – Leather strip – Jesus’ trial and lashes(Matthew 27:26)
#6 – Cross – Jesus’ carrying his cross(John 19:17)
# 7 – Nails – Jesus’ crucifixion(Matthew 27:31)
# 8 – Die – Casting of lots for Jesus’ clothes (Mark 15:24)
# 9 – Spear – Roman soldiers piercing His side (John 19:31)
# 10 – Gauze – Wrapped His body in (Matthew 27:59)
# 11 – Stone – The stone that had been rolled away (Mark 16:4)
# 12 – Empty tomb – Jesus’ resurrection(Matthew 28:5)


marc and trisha said...

If I looked that cute in an Easter dress I would have worn it that long too.

Stacey said...

That's a lot of kiddos! I adore the pic of Charly sleeping in her dress. She is such a sweet little princess.