Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Our Easter plans had a last minute change this year due to the flu hitting the Barnard homestead.  Mrs. Anne did not think it would be wise to host Easter nor did she think we would want to come over and be exposed; she was correct!  The Easter bunny did make a visit and left baskets filled with goodies.  Emma received two movies, a Barbie movie and Cinderella, lip gloss and stickers.  Josh got a set of dart guns, a Hulk mask, and a new Razorback t-shirt.  Of course, they both received some candy as well.  The morning started off with another rain storm since we hadn't had enough rain all weekend.  After church, we decided to go to brunch and then it was back home to have a relaxing day.

After nap/rest time, Brad and I hid eggs in the house so they kids could have an Easter egg hunt.  Unfortunately with all the aforementioned rain, an egg hunt outside was not on the schedule.  Emma and Josh didn't mind and had a great time searching for eggs.  Afterwards, Emma hid them so Brad and I could search too!

As a snack, we made some Resurrection rolls.  The crescent roll represents the cloth they used to wrap the body of Jesus after he was crucified.  A marshmallow is wrapped up in the roll and the edges sealed to represent the tomb.  We then dipped the rolls in margarine followed by a cinnamon/sugar mixture.  Then it was off to the oven where they baked for ~12 minutes.  Once they were cool enough to handle, we cracked open our rolls to find an empty tomb.  So much fun to do with the kids and definitely a tasty treat!


Easter afternoon turned out to be absolutely beautiful but everything was so wet that we couldn't really enjoy being outside.  In order for the kids and adults to get a little fresh air, we did go for a nice walk.  Emma and Josh did great over about a one mile walk with no strollers!  Overall, even though we had to change things up, we had a great Easter Sunday!

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