Happy Resurrection Day to you and yours!
This is a song from Veggie Tales - a kids show but I think it sums up Easter beautifully.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Easter is not about a long weekend, chocolate and bunnies, although that is all fun.
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
Thursday, April 21, 2011
These are some of the things we have been making for Easter at our house.
Easter egg carton chicks found here. The kids enjoyed this but got frustrated when they cut out the paper pieces. The shapes they came up with didn't fit properly. It might be a good idea to work out the size for your kids first if you are going to try this one. My kids are like Tassie Devil's when it comes to crafting though so maybe you'll have better luck :-)
Here is the finished plaster eggs.
These chickies (or duckies for that matter) I found at Spotlight a couple of months ago. They were clearing last years Easter stuff. I got 4 of these for $1. They are supposed to be door hangers but I thought they would be great picture frames. Don't you just love how Ellamay has called hers "Alien Ellamay"?
This is a craft that Mum made up for the kids. (Thanks Mum again). Two sheets of black card with the window cut into it. Cellophane, double sided tape and the picture of Jesus is printed on vellum. The verse on top is just printed on normal paper. Ignore the finger prints on the window behind it ;-)
What to do with children on school holidays in the lead up to Easter? Making and painting and all things creative in our house. We recently went to a country market with my sister in law and found some plaster eggs to paint.
I am sure if you could be bothered, making up some plaster and using some chocolate moulds would be easy enough. Messy though. And since someone else had done the messy part (or some of the messy part anyway) for me, who am I too pass that up?
Saturday, April 9, 2011
There is the Chinese Museum there too but we didn't go in this time. The kids would like to go back again though. It houses the Dragons that are used in the Easter Fair parade.
I loved these paper cranes made from old catalogues.
We wandered back past the park and spotted these bats that are famous for being pests there. I couldn't believe how noisy they were. The girls thought they were cool but kind of creepy. I am glad we weren't any closer to them I must admit.
We walked up to the old Post Office building which now houses the tourist information centre for Bendigo. Inside there was this exhibition of dresses made from farming waste that is a feature of the Elmore Field Days (a farming show) every year. As you can imagine, Esther, Ellamay and Amelia all thought this was great. It reminded them of the dresses we saw at Floriade last year.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I am finally posting about last Saturday's celebration day. If you missed the post from last week, we had Celebration Saturday because Amelia had results back from her specialist saying she is the healthiest she has ever been in her life! Perfect excuse to celebrate, don't you think?
We went to Bendigo and had a picnic in the park. It is such a beautiful park. We had our wedding photos there (almost 11 years ago) because the park has such beautiful trees and the autumn leaves are divine. There wasn't lots of leaves on the ground but they are starting to fall.
Things will change in the future. We know that. But at the moment we are going to keep being excited about this time of great health.
Friday, April 1, 2011
I am a bit late posting these pictures. Things have been busy one way and another. These photos are from March 19. The big moon night. We didn't see it in all its glory because it was cloudy and smokey from all the burning off that has been happening around here. Look how pretty the sun looks in this picture though.