Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Fun!

This year for Easter I decided to do something different. At Christmas time there are advent calenders. Well, for Easter we had advent Easter eggs. I started on Monday night for FHE. I made it easy to begin. Regan had to find the egg with the number one in the basket of eggs. She opened the egg with a couple sweets and a note that read tonight you are going to read a book about Jesus and Easter.


The second day Regan had to search for her egg. When she found it it read... yesterday in the Easter book we learned that Jesus went and visited and healed the sick. Today we are going to visit someone who is sick, make her cards, and bring her flowers. We went and saw a sweet sister in our ward. She has been sick and in a nursing home for a very long time. She has absolutely no family at all. She has a very tragic history with her children and husbands. Great Grandma Jo is very good friends with her so we asked her to come with us. Regan, Great Grandma Jo, and I went and surprised her and it was so sweet! (Collin could not go on this outing... to many germs.) It was a very special afternoon.

On day three Regan needed a little help finding her egg. Maybe I got a little carried away with my hiding skills. wink! In the egg the note read ... Color Easter Eggs!!!!! Regan was very excited about this one. She has been asking all week to color eggs. After we finished coloring eggs we were not done with eggs. We needed some sweet treats to end our fun night. This has been a fun way to celebrate Easter all week long. Stay tuned to see what we do next!!!!




8 comments:

Kristi said...

MMMM....are those the small cadbury eggs that come in the purple bag? Those are my fav!! Looks like so much fun!

Jennie said...

Yummy! That would be my favorite sweat treat! I look forward to Easter all year just for those Cadbury eggs! Great idea!

Amy said...

What a great idea! You are so creative, Julie! Oh and I finally updated my family blog. ;)

Michelle said...

What fun! Great idea....I know Reagan is LOVING it!!!

Charlotta-love said...

I'm so glad you post things like this. ONE day I'll have little ones and I'll need some ideas. You are really creative. :o)

the peine's said...

How fun! I am going to have so many great ideas when I am a mommy one day!!!

Thoman Family said...

I love how you did something everyday so your kids will learn about the true meaning of easter. Until easter day I think you did an excellent job with this idea. I WISH EVERYONE WOULD DO THIS WITH THERE FAMILY.

The Gray Family said...

that is a great idea! It's too easy for kids to get caught up in the bunny with the candy (and moms too, I suppose!)