One of the grandparents gave Jess these gloves and a hat. She wore them all day!
For some reason every year we seem to have pictures of kids with Easter egg baskets on top of their heads. This year is no exception!
Jacob was totally into the egg hunt this year. He kept saying, "Oh, more!" whenever he would see another egg. It was cute!
They have a huge yard to find them in. I made all three Papas hide the eggs. Too bad Steve had to work, he would have enjoyed watching Jacob.
Mom took Josh, Marcus and Jess to the Sunrise service at Pulpit Rock and then they went and saw "The Resurrection" scene at First Christian. I took Lily, Jacob and Andrew to church with me and then Mom met us there with the other kids. So the older kids heard the Easter message three times this morning. It must have stuck, because right before bed Josh told Jesus thank you for dying for his sins. I just love to hear things like that out of the blue.
OK, the worst thing that happened today was I laid down to take a small nap. I thought Andrew was in his bedroom playing. Wrong! Jessica came and told me that Andrew made a big mess in the mudroom. That was an understatement! He had gotten into the fridge that was out there and cracked 2 and a half dozen raw eggs all over the floor. It was EVERYWHERE! Then he took a bunch of Easter eggs and deshelled them and smashed them all over the rug out there. After that, he must of looked around and realized that he was going to get in trouble because the mop was soaked with raw eggs. I wish I could say I didn't freak out, because I did. I made him clean it up and called Steve. There was no way that child could clean up that mess. Steve suggested I pay the boys five bucks to help Andrew clean it up. So I did. Well, the boys surprised me. They honored me by cleaning and sweeping most of the mudroom floor. Josh even drug the rug outside and beat on it for awhile. I was shocked! They totally went above and beyond what they were asked to do. I gave them hugs and big kuddos for it! It was awesome and now my mudroom is way cleaner!
That's about it. Christ has risen and I am thankful for it. I haven't had much time to reflect on it, but I try to appreciate it everyday not just Easter. I know God is giving me grace right now.
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I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball