Monday, April 5, 2010

easter

we love easter. mark and I love taking time to talk and do things with the kids to help them understand what an amazing thing happened on easter. we have been reading books for the last month about easter and how the easter bunny is okay and fun...but it is not what the TRUE meaning of easter is. we did "he is risen rolls" again this year. kya LOVES doing this and it is a great visual for kids to yet again understand the easter story.
~you start with a large marshmallow which represent jesus and how he was pure
~you roll the marshmallow in butter and sugar and cinnamon as a representation of what they did to the body of christ
~you then place the marshmallow in a flattened roll and pinch it tight just like when they sealed the tomb with the large stone
~roll again in butter and sugar mixture
~you bake at 350 for 10 min
~after letting the rolls cool for a couple minutes the kids get to break open the rolls and...
~ it is empty...jesus has risen!

kya so excited on easter morning :)

kinley finally woke up to get her easter basket :)


my sweet girls all ready for easter church.



i am one blessed mama! i have an amazing husband and 2 beautiful daughters


the love of my life!



we had 19 people over for easter dinner. such a great day spending it with family and friends!

we were so lucky to have my grandparents join us for easter. pappy was so sweet and went right outside with kinley and pushed her on the swing. i feel so blessed that my kids have 2 sets of great-grandparents! what a awesome thing!

pappy and granny and papa and gaga and the kiddos :)

a family picture...so fun to live close to each other and be able to spend time together!

kinley loved just strolling around the yard..


pappy watching the kids do the easter egg hunt

thanks gaga for the awesome easter egg hunt! what a great memory!

6 comments:

elizabeth said...

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

sharing your joy!

Mandy Stevenson said...

Oh my goodness!! Thanks for the He has risen rolls recipe! That is amazingly awesome, and I can't wait to do that with my kids!!! :o)

The Cipolla Family said...

Thanks so much for the recipe for the rolls - LOVE it and can't wait to try it!

Chrissie and Eric said...

Oh you're family is so cute! I love your new blog background! Love it!

Brooke said...

I made these rolls in home ec. when I was in middle school, only we called them Magic Marshmallow Puffs. I like your story better :) Either way, they're super tasty!

Molly at Blink Photographic said...

You and your girls are so beautiful, Brooke!