Celebrating Resurrection Sunday with a toddler is just delightful! The three of us had colds, so when we went to church that morning we kept Elisabeth with us for the service rather than taking her to her nursery classroom. It was a special day at church as it was the first time Jason and I attended in the new sanctuary that was recently built. Our church, Grace EPC, has been such a blessing to us over the past four years, and we will miss it dearly!
Elisabeth enjoyed the singing but I took her out in the foyer just before she was about to interrupt a baptism with her talking! I chased her all over the church for the next hour, and when we left I was exhausted! The girl can move...fast!
Before leaving, we took pictures in the sanctuary in front of the Easter lillies, just like we did on Elisabeth's first Easter:
We think the shoes really made her outfit!
She also read "My First Easter" with Dad, to learn about Jesus, his death and resurrection, and why we celebrate Easter. This was also photographed last year:
After her nap we joined some friends for an Easter egg hunt and a delicious dinner. Elisabeth had a blast searching for eggs with her ducky basket! She found her eggs, and had fun eating the treasures inside (Cheerios and goldfish!) Everyone with kids has assured me that this is probably the last year we can get away without candy!
I continue to marvel at this little, beautiful person God has entrusted to two imperfect people to raise and shepherd. What a extreme privilege and extreme responsibility!