On Good Friday we packed the van and headed up to Ted’s parent’s house for the weekend. The second we got up there, the kids flew out of the van and onto the Bad Boy 4-wheeler begging for a ride. Grandpa Jason didn’t have a chance to say no to them so off they went while Ted, Doris and I unpacked the van. It was a beautiful day so we spent a lot of time outside. They are farther north then us so they still had quite a bit of snow on the ground. Ryan decided to help out in that area. He thought he could build a fire and melt all of the snow. He proceeded to build a fire with the help of Jason and then put snow on the fire. Ted then got into the mix and decided to have a contest to see whose snowman would melt faster. Seriously boys….all they could talk about was how fast the snowmen were peeing. The next day it was raining and very windy so we didn’t spend too much time outside. In fact in the morning, the power actually went out. We decided it was perfect time to do the second round of egg coloring on the kitchen table close to all the big windows. There was enough light and the kids were really excited because Doris had found some fun painting sets for eggs.
The kids hands were full of paint when we were done. The sad part was we didn’t have any water to wash their hands afterward. Luckily Jason had put out a few buckets to catch rainwater. It was very cold water but it worked. The power was off for an hour or so so it wasn’t bad.
The next morning was Easter morning and because I have such an awesome mother-in-law, she had all the ingredients for our Easter object lesson. We got bowls of butter and cinnamon sugar ready. Each kid got to make a tomb (flatten a ball of dough).
We talked about how Jesus lead a sinless life yet followed God’s plan and took our punishment for our sin by dying for us. Our kids prepared Jesus’s body with burial spices (a white marshmallow rolled in butter then cinnamon sugar). They then closed the tomb by pinching together the ends of the dough.
After they came out of the oven, Doris asked what my kids thought happened to Jesus’s body. The girls just shrugged their shoulders. Luke answered in a matter of fact voice, “Jesus melted”. Not exactly the answer we were looking for but the marshmallow did disappear, their buns were empty just like the tomb.