Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy (late) Easter 2013!

Happy (belated) Easter!  I want to preface this post by stating that we do try to find the balance of making Easter fun for the kids while still communicating the true meaning behind the holiday.  Easter baskets and treats are wonderful but I want my kids to have the same teary eyed, goodbump raising gratefulness I felt Easter morning in church when the congregation sang Christ the Lord is Risen Today!  We have several books that try to explain the Easter story in a kid friendly way that we read several times approaching the holiday.  Tyler is understanding so much more.  I love to hear him say his prayers each night before bed.  He is also in charge of saying grace each night before dinner.  We are truly blessed in so many ways. 
The Easter bunny brought Nathan some pool toys for this summer, his own set of headphones for the Suburban and snacks including animal crackers and Teddy Grahams. 

Tyler got new shoes (he is wearing size 11 already - big foot!), reading workbooks (he LOVES them - I know, I know...NERD!), a kite (which we still have yet to fly) , his own "flute" (he found my recorder from grade school and he and Nathan fight over it so the Easter Bunny was trying to let everyone play), a Buzz luffa and body wash (maybe he will show some interest in washing himself in the tub as I am not quite sure he grasps the concept other than playtime), pool toys and treats.   

Both boys needed drinks as we left church and headed to Grandma and Popo Francis'.

Nathan was happy to share Popo's lap with baby Matthew. 

I love that Tyler wants and often tries to read to Nathan.  Yes, reading!  He is doing an amazing job of site reading and sounding out lots of words.  If he doesn't know the words, he does a pretty darn good job of making up the story. :)

Nathan is often distracted and his attempt to get the candy out of the tube was too humorous not to post.

Again, Nathan not paying attention but Tyler still trying.

Thank you, God, for these two precious blessings along with so many more!
Happy Easter!

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful boys God has blessed you with, Ali!