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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, which is the beginning of Holy Week.  It is a huge day in the life of the church and particularly at our church.  The children are very involved in the service and there are several activities for the children/families after church.

Being that we have four kids, it is a big day for us.  Since we live in Spring, Texas it is usually a warm, nice spring day.  I planned everyone's matching outfits days ago and even had everything ironed by Friday afternoon....thanks mom for helping with that.  I will say that I was a little disgusted with the forecast for today.  It was great running weather except for the wind.  It was, however, not great spring clothing wearing weather.  It was freaking freezing cold day and most of that was because of the crazy winds.  Still, we went ahead with with our outfits except for me.  Elena added a sweater and Emma should have had a coat.  Goodness it was cold!

At church, the elementary and preschool children process into worship waving palm branches singing "Hosanna!"  Prior to the procession Emma read Jonah 12:12-15.  She was poised and read the scripture beautifully.  Drew and I were so proud of her.  It was a great bonus that Mammy and Pappy were able to attend the service before leaving for home.

It is a little windy!
After church, there is a simple lunch, a petting zoo, face painting, and an Easter Egg hunt.  This year a group of dancers and singers also performed and they were really fun to watch.  None of these activities are religious in any way whatsoever, but they are fun.  They create wonderful energy about Easter for the children.  And, it is a great time of fellowship.  It could have only been better if it had not been so freaking windy!
Samuel overcame his fear of animals and actually petted some of them

This is Elena's first egg hunt and she thought it was fun!

Everyone was happy with how many eggs they each found....phew!

A family picture just did not happen today, but I got these fun pictures!

I hope everyone had a great Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures! Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves!