Our Easter celebration started on Thursday with a small egg hunt and a few friends at church. Words can't describe what it was like to watch KayLi listen to the Easter story and enjoy this season for the first time. Overwhelming really.
It was so windy that most of the pictures I took had her hair blowing in her face but I love her expression as she told me her eggs were too heavy!
When she found this egg, she didn't want it, "That chicken, not egg." Then she learned it had candy too. Going through all the eggs was such sugary fun!
On Friday, Ryan came home and brought his friend Calem with him. Saturday was wonderfully relaxed. We headed to the park and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
KayLi was so excited to feed the ducks!
It's not easy getting all three of them in one shot, so I was very excited by this one! Still windy...you've gotta love West Texas!
Age difference aside, these two just enjoy each other!
I never did capture her squealing on the swings, so you'll just have to trust me...she LOVES them!
Umm...let's just say, everyone liked the swings.
This was KayLi's first time to play in a sand box. I know...how have we missed this? She could have stayed there for the rest of the day. I see a sandbox of her own in the future.
It was well passed midnight when I finally put their baskets together. Shhh...don't tel them I almost forgot to do them.
Emily's excitement to wear her new dress was obvious when she had it on before the guys even woke up! She's growing up...sigh.
Not even Calem was exempt from this long held tradition...poor guy didn't know what he was getting into coming here for the holiday.
Sometimes egg hunts, candy, and baskets seem like such a fluffy way to celebrate the resurrection and the life it gives. Is there really any way to commemorate and celebrate what Christ has done that wouldn't fall terribly short? I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderfully long, relaxed weekend with friends and family. But more often than not, I felt completely inadequate to express my desire to bring Christ glory.
I am inexpressibly grateful for the sacrifices my Savior has made for me. And I feel so very blessed that He has allowed us to teach this precious little girl about His amazing love for her.