03 May 2011

He is Risen!

Sorry for my blogging absence!  Here are some pictures of how we observed Holy Week:

Hot Cross Buns on Friday morning

A Resurrection Garden on Friday night (I placed figurines in it on Sunday morning--didn't get a picture of that, either)

Easter baskets we made on Saturday

On Friday we had a Plumbing Incident, and I completely forgot to cover the crosses, etc.  I also did not decorate much at all (beyond some tulle and cut flowers).  Check out your local craft/Hobby Lobby/fabric store for discount remnants and clearance items. I bought a bunch of gauzy black fabric and about 4 yards of white tulle for under $3.  I also found some gold (3") letters I am going to use to make an Alleluia! banner for next year. 

(If you ever have a Plumbing Incident, especially the toilet kind, set up little preschool chairs just outside the bathroom and your toddlers will watch Dad work FOR HOURS.  They just sat there quietly and especially liked 1) the hole under the toilet 2) the toilet cracking 3) getting a new toilet--there were requests for pink, but we settled on white.)

Sunday night


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  2. I love "kids sleeping anywhere" shots. I have so many of those of my kids. Cute.

  3. How did you make your resurrection garden?


  4. Lisa,

    I used a an 8" round cake pan and filled it with dirt. Then I bought herbs (parsley, basil, dill, rosemary, etc.) and we planted them in the "garden." The tomb is from our Resurrection Scene (bought at Hobby Lobby). I bought a huge bag of tea light candles, and we made a little candle "path" to the tomb, lighting the candles on Friday and Saturday nights.

    The idea was to plant the Easter scene herbs in our herb garden, but all but the rosemary have died :(