Easter weekend started off with some pretty interesting conversations about, well, Easter. One would think Easter was around just because bunnies are cute and we all love candy. Hmm, then why do we go to church on Easter? We had our big family Easter dinner on Saturday night, because my brother was down and he needed to leave in the afternoon today to get back for Easter with his girlfriend. We had a wonderful time and many, many laughs along with sugar. The 2 men that own a store downtown that my mom works at (very part time) came for dinner and one of them made these delectable Easter eggs that were ALL SUGAR! I would say you would be awake for a week if you had eaten a whole one, the hell with Red Bull! Anyway, so that left us with the candy trail to the Easter baskets this morning and then once again to mom and dad's for breakfast.
We happened to pass by our church on the way to Dunkin Donuts and B noticed the cross in the front yard. "Why is there a cross on the front yard?"
me, "Because Jesus was crucified on the cross."
B, "What does that mean?"
K, "You know when they nailed his wrists to the cross and he died."
B, "What? They nailed his wrists? Like with a hammer?"
me, thinking good Lord we need to go to church more often... "Yes, that is what the cross is for. What is Easter for?"
B + K, " The day he died."
me, "Ugh! NO!"
Matt (the only Catholic in the car), laughing
me, "It is the day he was resurrected. Good Friday was the day he died. And what do you think Maundy Thursday is?"
B, "A Canadian Holiday?"
I was speechless after that, so will have to show you some pictures of the egg hunt wtih the 35 mph wind and the 30 degree temps. This is spring, right?
Barren egg hiding bush...
K, counting her eggs....
B, determined to find more than her sister...Gretel thinking that an egg would taste good about now...
The $1 parachuting bunny and egg were the biggest hit of the day...
Hope you all had a great Easter OR a great Passover OR that you enjoyed the new Canadian Holiday (Maundy Thursday)!