Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Time Treats

This week has been absoultely delicious! I have had my husband home with me all week. It has made such a difference in how the days run. I really wish he could work from home! Though, it's good to get the chance to miss him. ;) I have been spoiled by the lunches together and the help with the kids and just the's been awesome!

To relish in the deliciousness a little more I decided to wear a sundress today. It's so decadent, I think, to wear a dress when you have no where to go. Cleaning house barefoot in a flowy, flowery frock is just not the same as when you are pushing that mop in gym clothes and holey t-shirts. One does have to be a little more careful thuogh...

So Easter is this weekend and I'm most looking forward to it! I love Holidays! Even today, April Fools. I've got all kinds of tricks up my sleeves. I put a can of dog food in my sons lunch and wrote April Fools on the lid with a silly drawing. Not that funny I guess but I know for a second grader it will be a real belly jiggler! I also plan to short sheet my moms bed. Even though it's sort of a turd thing to do I think it will make her smile knowing that I was thinking of her anyway.

I will never be able to celebrate Easter without remembering the story of our little friend Kriby. God bless him, he's not a little boy anymore and so this story must haunt him now as a grown man. AWESOME! When sweet Kirby was a wee boy his parents sent him next door to a neighbors home with flowers on Easter morning to wish her a Happy Easter. They wanted to bring home the meaning of the day though and so they told Kirby to go to his neighbors home and wish her a Happy Resurrection Day!!

So little sweet Kirby goes to his neighbors home, knocks, hands her the flowers and cries out "Happy Erection!!" He has risen! He has risen indeed!

For Easter my sons always paint a watermelon. This tradition started when my oldest was about 2 and he thought that watermelons were Easter Eggs. So I bought one and we went home and he fingerpainted all over it. It was very ugly. They get better every year. Last year was the best and actually looked like an Easter Egg. This year I bought them individual small seedless watermelons. I'm hoping to see some real creativity! Maybe I'll go buy myself one too...

We of course dye eggs (or as Drew says "kill" eggs) and we make a special Easter treat that expalins what the Holiday is about:

You get cresent roll dough, marshmallows, butter, cinnamon and sugar. Preheat the oven according to the directions on the crescent roll can. Take the marshmallow and tell the kids that it represents Jesus. It's spotless and without sin. Explain that death is the payment for sin but God sent Jesus to pay it for us because he loves us so much! Explain that after He was killed on the cross that He was buried in a tomb. Before burial they prepared his body with oils and spices. Then take the marshmallow and dip it in melted butter and then roll it in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

I let my kids do their marshmallows too. They are usually saying "Aaaagh! My Jesus is covered in butter! Aaagh! He's rolling in spices!!" It's all kinds of fun! After Jesus' body is prepared roll it up in burial clothes i.e. the crescent roll dough. Seal the ends off real good by pinching the dough together. After you've got all of the Jesus' wrapped up you put them in the "tomb" (the oven) and bake it according to the directions on the crescent can. Usually it's about 10 min. You can read them a story at this time reinforcing what you just demonstrated.

When they are done, remove them from the oven. While they are cooling tell them that after three days the ladies who prepared his body came back to the tomb but it was no longer sealed and it was empty! They thought someone had taken his body but then Jesus came to see them and show them that He was alive and had risen from the dead. The kids can then take a crescent roll and tear it in half. The marshmallow is gone! Just like how Jesus was gone from the tomb! Big hit...Big!

And they are delicious!!! Just like this week and this day and my pretty little sundress! Yep...I've got the Spring Fever...Twitter Painted! ;)

1 comment:

  1. John 19:38-42 is great to read with the Jesus Marshmallow activity. It was not women who prepared Christ's body but men. Show's you what I know. Ha! But they were there to witness it all. Maybe that's where I got the notion...