This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad.
Easter truly is a time for rejoicing. Before having kids, I had always heard that holidays take on a new meaning once you have kids. And it is so true. I love seeing holidays through the eyes of our children and teaching them what each of the holidays mean.
Jarrod and I have been teaching the kids about Easter since the beginning of Lent.
The kids loved waving palms last Sunday in church.
Thursday, Trenton and Charlotte watched in wonder as our priest washed the feet of twelve members of the congregation.
On Good Friday, Jarrod and I put together a lunch to teach the kids about the Passion.
(Instructions for this lunch can be found at Catholic Icing.)
That evening at mass, while the cross was being passed over the heads of all in the congregation, Trenton and Charlotte got to touch it. I have never seen Trenton more excited about church.
And today was the big day. Jesus is risen!
The kids woke up and were of course excited about going downstairs to see what the Easter Bunny had left, but they were also excited about going to church to hear about Jesus.
All three kiddos enjoyed watching Charlotte’s new movie – The Pirate Fairy – before having to get dressed for church.
I love that Trenton and Charlotte both participate in the mass. Charlotte loves singing “Glory to God in the Highest”, and Trenton responds “Lord, hear our prayer” louder (and sometimes a bit later) than most others in the congregation.
Today the Protestant and Catholic chapel communities held a joint Easter egg hunt and potluck lunch after mass.
Trenton and Charlotte were on missions!
What a wonderful Easter!
And to leave you with some baby cuteness…
Rejoice! He is risen!