Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Recap in Photos {lots of photos}

Easter might be one of my favorite holidays.  I love the real meaning behind it.  I love the days leading up to it when I can really focus on Jesus and what he must have been going through on the days before his death.  And the fact that He was going through all of this so that He could be with ME is always overwhelming when I take time to actually think about it.

But, I also love the cheesy and secular traditions of Easter.

The Egg Hunt 

Every year {for the past 30 years} my extended family puts on a city-wide Easter Egg Hunt in the town that my Grandparent's lived in.  A small town, but it's fun to feel famous and important for one day.  The Murphy's really know how to throw a cool egg hunt!

This was Jonah's second year at the hunt.  And while Clara was there last year, she didn't do much hunting.  It was fun to have them both at it this time.  They were both pros at finding the candy.

And both were really good at examining each piece of treasure.

 But there was one major difference in their hunting skills...

I guess Little Love was a tiny bit too excited to stop and eat each piece she found.  Brother knew to just gather as much as you can before it's all gone!

Next year, Peanut, next year...  She did have the sign down for "please" just like Jonah did last year - which warms my heart each time she does the sign accompanied by an almost spitted "peassss".

The Bunny

I don't force my kids to sit on the Easter bunny's lap in the mall.  Honestly?  He looks a little scary to me, too.  But this year, Jonah found a piece of candy with the words, "You won a prize!" slapped to the back {something I NEVER found in my 30 years of attending this family hunt}.  Not only does that mean he got a $5 bill, but he also gets his picture with the Bunny.  Great.  We'll see how this goes.

Hey! Not too bad!

She on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with him.

Easter Clothes

Maybe it's just me, but I like buying Easter clothes MUCH MORE than I like picking out Christmas outfits.  I think I just love the pastels and Spring colors better.  Nothing against Christmas.

This one makes my heart skip a beat each time I look at it.  There is nothing sweeter than a brother-sister kiss.  See?  Heart just jumped.

Never did get Jonah any Easter shoes... oh well.

Hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter, too.

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  1. Yep, those buckets look about the same as the ones in our house. The only funny part is that with Jack's six eggs, he found THE prize egg as opposed to Charlie's 30 eggs with nothing special.

    Love the pictures!

  2. Your family pictures are adorable!! I can't get over how much Clara looks like you and Johna looks like his dad! What a nice looking family you have!

  3. I was so enthralled looking at your adorable beautiful children. I wanted to hug and kiss them. Sorry I'm a grama and I love babies, little ones. You are a beautiful family.
    Isn't it a sad thing that too often many people forget to think about what Easter is, too involved in the Easter basket and candy for the kids. That's ok but maybe give Jesus a thought and thank Him.

  4. i have a cool little surprise for you on my blog today!

  5. They are so adorable, the kissing photo is too cute!


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