"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Eve

The Easter Bunny comes to our house on Saturday. Actually this year he came Friday night after the kids were asleep. He's a smart Easter Bunny to know that Easter Sunday is for Jesus and not him! Each year the kids Easter Bunny "stuff" becomes less and less. We really want to get away from the whole "Easter Bunny" thing anyway and concentrate more on Christ at Easter time. We'd like to do that for Christmas, too, but it's a lot harder to phase out Santa! McKaylie and Noah still believe in the Easter Bunny. (I think McKaylie's a little on the doubting side, but I'm not pushing it) I like it when my kids believe(d) in Santa and the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc.... I think there's an innocence there that is very sweet and once it's gone, it's gone forever. McKaylie and Noah got 2 toys and a couple of small things and Myshel and Vance got one thing and everyone got lots of candy and a chocolate bunny, of course. The Easter Bunny always hides everyone's basket, even Myshel and Vance's. Myshel's was in the dryer...silly bunny! Chad and I were a little worried that even though we had talked to kids about how we need to think more about Christ on Easter and that we shouldn't expect too much from the Easter Bunny, that they would still be disappointed with a much smaller Easter Bunny visit. They weren't! Not even a little! They were all happy with what they got and never said anything about it being small. I was so relieved! This year the Easter Bunny hid the kid's plastic eggs for them; some years, he has mom and dad do it for him......
It was a nice Saturday, Easter Eve!

We had a really nice Easter Sunday, too. It was quiet and family/church oriented. We had a nice dinner and played games together. It was a great Easter weekend! I hope all of yours was just as wonderful!

1 Comment:

Life ticks on said...

Cindy we toned it down this year too. You could do what my friend did this year...

check out her blog its like the 3rd post down.

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