I rarely go to the actual mall...now that we have Green Oak Village Place so close, the outlet mall in Howell, and many other stores in Livingston county...I never feel the need to go to the mall. However, I usually break down and take the kids to see Santa at Christmas and the Easter Bunny at Easter...and today was the day for our Easter Bunny visit and we had a great time. The fist picture is Tanner telling the Easter Bunny all about the Webkinz he wants in his Easter Basket...next is Preston crying, Mallory squirming...and Logan missing because he was scared:) But after the Easter Bunny we ate lunch and got ice cream at the food court and then played at the mall playland which the kids loved and could do for hours. Gotta love the mall!
At MOPS this week, our speaker spoke about how Easter is not all about bunnies and chocolate and gave lots of ideas for traditions to establish in our families that help to celebrate the real meaning of Easter. I agree completely and I want to make an effort to establish Easter traditions that are about Christ's resurrection and the true meaning of Easter. So I'm wondering...do I ditch the Easter bunny? I love doing baskets, egg hunts, new spring clothes, chocolate (of course), dying Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, etc. but I'm wondering if I should scale back on that stuff to allow us time to celebrate the true meaning of Easter. I think this year I am going to have a week-long Easter celebration (the religious part of it)...then have the Easter bunny come Saturday morning, and then reserve Sunday to focus on the real Easter. I'd like to do resurrection eggs, make the hallow empty tomb cookes, make a traditional Easter dinner, have an Easter FHE about Christ being resurrected, and more. So I'm throwing out this question to any of you who may be reading...What kinds of Easter traditions do each of you have that teach the real reason of Easter? Please share....
Basal not Basil
5 months ago