Debs pointing to a bunny clue
And then Bethany and Deborah with Deb's prize
Happy with their prizes
Then I made some Easter nests with Rebekah and Deborah - they were great little bakers - they've been baking with my Dad quite a lot while I was heavily pregnant and since the baby was born and he's trained them well heehee
And once the little ones were in bed I attempted some resurrection cookies with Bethany and Matthew - I loved the idea of using the baking as an illustration of the Easter Story, it didn't seem as though much of it was sinking in, even though the verses were quite short to read but apparantly my eldest described it all to Nanny the next day which just goes to show they're taking it all in even when it doesn't seem like it!
As you can see - my children are as mad as me haha - no calm, serious learning here - it's all about fun and making faces heehee
And here is what we ended up with - we actually didn't get it right first time, I don't think the oven was hot enough to start with, so in the morning I put the oven on to 220C until it was quite hot then put them back in, and left them until after church at which point they were done - maybe not as hollow as they should be but for a first attempt I was pretty impressed.
I have to admit with the recipe saying "cookie" I was kinda expecting a biscuit type whereas it was actually a meringue - and I discovered a nut I like - well could eat without it tasting very unpleasant - pecans!
For the recipe see this blog it has all the verses printed out which would be much easier than trying to find each one in the bible (which is what I was doing).
All in all we had a great Easter Saturday, Sunday began with an Easter egg hunt, then Bethany helped me prepare some vegetables to take down to Nanny's after church as I was planning on cooking them dinner.
And of course the highlight of Sunday for me was the fact that we managed to get to church, the first time for me in a while as I hadn't been able to get during the last few weeks of pregnancy and then as we were establishing breastfeeding etc. I felt so refreshed to be able to take part in corporate worship and hear God's word preached - I reminded myself of someone parched in a desert finally finding an oasis. It's not like I haven't been reading God's word or worshipping at home but there is something about joining with other christians - and especially as we particularly remembered that Jesus Is Alive!!!!