Sunday, April 24, 2011

Celebrating the Resurrection

We started off this beautiful Resurrection Sunday with a perfectly springy breakfast: hedgehog rolls and chick eggs.

And a story. I picked this up months ago at a used-book store and have been saving it for today.

Miah surprised me by decorating my bedroom wall with fairies and a unicorn.

Before church, I tried to get a few pictures of the kids in their Sunday best.

This was the best group photo I could get out of them.

To church.
I have to say how blessed we are to go to a church that really cares about feeding children the Word of God. After church, Jeremiah asked Zahana what she learned about. Her answer was a detailed account of Jesus' death and resurrection, including Simon carrying the cross, Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus being wrapped in a cloth for burial, Judas Iscariot and "the money", the other men crucified with Jesus, and "God's wrath poured out." (She didn't know names but described all the people accurately.)
After lunch, Miah hid eggs in the back yard.

And the other kids searched for them.

Then Larkin and Zahana rehid the eggs for a new search.

I made the kids some chocolate peanut butter balls with honey and maple syrup.

And chocolate honey meringues.

Here are the kids baskets made from felted sweaters.

They were filled with felt food.

And new playsilks.

The kids spent the rest of the day just playing. Coloring. Dancing. Yodeling. Making juice from oranges and grapefruits. My view from the kitchen sink:

We hung our marbled eggs on the curtain rods.

And finished our egg carton wreath.

This is a picture Miah sent to The Tennessee Magazine art contest last month. It was perfect on the table today.


  1. Oh, I love the family photo, the first silk picture... the black socks... and the egg wreath! :) All of those made me so happy. :)

  2. what a beautiful easter morning! I love all the beautiful things you all made together. Did you make their play silks? they look great

  3. Dear Sarah,

    How sweet and homey! I love the felted baskets and playsilks, and my six-year old wants your bunny! :)

    Please tell Miah that the picture of Jesus is very lovely.



  4. We are going to have to try that egg wreath...what a great idea.

  5. Such great pictures and wonderful Easter presents. You are so creative! Looks like you guys had an awesome day!

  6. Delightful and heartwarming post!

  7. Love, love, LOVED this post! Your playsilks are beautiful Sarah! Great photographs...your children looked so sweet in their 'Sunday best' with such great big smiles!

    Glad you all had a wonderful day!

  8. Beautiful playsilks! I need to learn to make those.

  9. the playsilks are AMAZING! & those hedgehog rolls...well, i'm glad you made them--such a delight!