Friday, April 24, 2009

Easter, 2009

Our Easter this year was pretty low-key. The main reason for that being that I had given birth just six days prior. I did help Alex dye some Easter eggs on Saturday. He did it mostly by himself, and he liked turning the eggs different colors, but he quickly lost interest when it came to decorating them with stickers. My mom says I need a daughter to do craft projects with. Well, maybe next time!

On Sunday, we all went to church, Stephen for the first time. He was six days old. Everyone was surprised to see me there, and to be honest, I probably would not have gone had it not been Easter Sunday. The most special part of the service for me was that my dad was able to pray over Stephen. It's something he does for every new baby on their first Sunday at church. I don't think any of us expected that someday he would be able to do this for one of his grandkids. It will always be a precious memory of the events surrounding Stephen's arrival.

After the service, there was an Easter egg hunt for all the kids, and Alex had a great time with that. Then it was home for a yummy Easter lunch -- Mom's awesome chicken tetrazzini and homemade pies for dessert.


  1. Yes, I was a bit surprised that you went to church so soon too. Especially with our Japan experiences. But I also went out much sooner with Isaac than with Carly.


  2. That is truly a special way to start out the little guy's church going. I am so thankful for you guys that you could be there for that!
    And about the craft projects... DJ is pretty similar, though I AM lucky that I can get him to help me cook!! But only if I let him do as much as possible (which involves me actually thinking and planning ahead and preparing as much as possible, etc... LOL!)