Easter Sunday was lovely. The boys wore their matching Easter outfits (which I was able to get for $1.00 a piece on clearance!) to church. Brody spent his second Sunday in nursery along with Palmer. He did better this week, and only came crying to us once. The Easter bunny came after church and the boys each received a game, a movie and a chocolate covered marshmallow egg from the Young Women fundraiser.
We had a dinner with the Nichols side of the family at the Riding home. Pappy and Grandma Betty gave the boys a basket full of candy and a stuffed bunny/duck. London did an impressive egg hunt for the kids. She had so much loot in her backyard that all the adults had to help to bring it all in. The boys got a bunch of toys (coloring books, a Singamajig, Bandaids, a punching balloon, play dough, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, etc.) and a gallon sized bag of candy each!
I tried to explain the atonement and resurrection to Palmer, but I don't think he is able to grasp it yet, even in its simplest terms. I appreciate Easter, not only for the fun and candy, but more so for the opportunity we have to remember our Savior - that He died for us, that He was resurrected and that He lives!
"The greatest man in history, named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called Him master. Had no degrees, yet they called Him teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called Him healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today!" - Author Unknown