>> Saturday, March 12, 2011
Yesterday the girls and I decorated our Easter Blessings Tree. (It's actually the mini Christmas tree that we put in Nani's room for Christmas, and I just decided to keep it up through the year!)
I explained to the girls how Jesus lived and died for us on the cross so that we can live a happy life. (That's probably the best way I can explain it to a 6-yr. old and a 2-yr. old)
I also wanted to have a reminder present, something they can look at, to remember everything that they have to be grateful for.
I found an egg template online (which you can download here). I then cut a couple out and had Nani trace them on different colored foam sheets. We cut them out, hole-punched them and put a ribbon through them. Nani wrote down some things that make her happy.
|Things that make Nani happy - Daddy, Playing outside, Nudgie, Dolls, Spaghetti, Zoja and Mommy|
I gave Nudgie a couple of the paper eggs to color as well.
I found some solid colored egg ornaments on sale at Hobby Lobby (before Lent, of course....) and used my secret stash of markers to write some meaningful words on them - Love, Faith, Hope, Family, God.
Then we took turns putting our ornaments on the tree.
I really love how it turned out. So cute and colorful with Nani's ornaments, Nudgie's colored eggs, and my eggs. Nani made a wreath out of her handprints in the colors of the rainbow and we added that as a tree topper.
And a great reminder of God's love for us all!