Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009

We started our Easter season out with Abby's Kindergarten musical, The Three Trees. I told her music teacher that I now lovingly refer to it as The Three Buckets of Tears musical. It is such a sweet story and even sweeter when being sung by our favorite kindergarteners!

Abby and Ms. Candler (her K teacher!)

Abby and Emma Grace after 3 Trees

of course Mimi and Gramps were there to see their little tree!

I was encouraged by my friend Becky to help my children anticipate Easter. We have always done and loved the Resurrection Eggs, but this year we made a countdown to Easter and I tried to do something with them each day to help them understand and be excited about Easter Sunday. We did crafts, looked at pictures, learned hymns and songs, and read lots of Bible verses.

we decorated crosses with glitter and jewels and talked about John 3:16 and how God loved us so much that He sent His Son to die on the cross

we went to our annual egg hunt (which for our family was a nightmare- too much in one day, but before the tears, I got a few pics!) Nathan and Jay hunting eggs!

Spain Park at the egg hunt

April 12, 2009

Mr. Brown Eyes

playing peek a boo with Nathan!

Jacob being most cooperative

Abby in her pretty white dress

The three with a hint of a smile on each face!!

Easter Sunday friends! Each year we have some of our friends over who don't have family in town either. We have really grown in number, but also in our love for this special day with our friends
standing: Jacob, Liam, John Douglas, Jackson
sitting: Gianna, Ellie, Noah, Abby, Virginia, Sabrina
(Nathan opted out of this photo shoot)
Easter 2006 (stroll down memory lane!) The 2nd year we had our friends over, but the first digital pic I have of it!
Virginia, John Douglas, Ellie, Abby, Jacob, & Liam!!

Happy Easter from the Byrds! May this year be one that we all grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus and be abundantly grateful for His sacrifice for us on the cross.


BKicklighter said...

I LOVED reading this. SO encouraged by your countdown. Do you think it went well? Ours really helped MY heart this Easter. LOVED the picture of the kids. Man.

The Baugher's 3 said...

Oh, I miss the three trees-it was one of my favorite things we did!! And yes, a tear jerker!! Great crafts and ideas for next Easter-thanks. :) The pics of your kids and all them are so fun to see!

Summer said...

Great pics!!! So glad you shared the Easter ideas w/ me--it made such a difference! And, how cute is Mr. Brown Eyes? Loved looking at that old Easter picture--can't believe how fast they're growing!!