Throughout the week, we've been having conversations with Jordan about why we celebrate Easter, what happened to Jesus, and also telling him a bit about the world's traditions (like Easter bunny and baskets, and all that jazz). I think he's at the age when he can start to understand that there's more to this holiday. He woke up and said, "Mom, Easter and Christmas are the same because we get gifts on both," to which I added that it's to celebrate Jesus's resurrection and his birthday. We then had a discussion about why birthdays are celebrated and well, for a four year old, I think he's doing pretty good... as good as it can be.
We heard from his Sunday school teacher at Church that all the kids were taking turns to use the restroom but he wanted to hear the story about Jesus visiting the Nephis so he said, "I can hold it," with eyes looking straight at her ready to listen. A huge surprise to us because Jordan is constantly silly and not super attentive, so it's nice to know he might not always be like that with others.
We didn't have "easter outfits" per say, but I guess the pink lace top I brought kind of suffices and the kids wore outfits Grandma had given them a few weeks ago.
|Jordan not understanding why their baskets weren't identical...|
|the happiest and most grateful of the bunch|
|not exactly thrilled just yet...|
|give me a smile Bubba|
After we got back from Church and had our lunch and went through our Easter baskets and had a mini egg hunt in the house and backyard, we decided to venture to Tidal Basin along with the rest of the Spring Break crowd to see the cherry blossoms again (this time in fuller bloom!)
|the boys eating Dagny's peeps|
|Dagny got a lollipop, less messy on the Ergo...|