The day after Nate’s birthday, we traveled to our old city for a get-together with a much larger group of friends. Originally this was going to be Nate’s big party, but once I realized it was so close to Easter (and the fact that he had already had cake with his friends the night before), we decided to combine the events.
Our sweet friends offered to host the event at their home. Their oldest son even baked Nate a second cake (the original Hershey’s chocolate cake – from scratch with cocoa powder – SO delicious!!) so that I didn’t have to travel with a birthday cake in hand. Aren’t these the cutest?
After cake we headed outdoors for a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. The eggs were stuffed with candy and hidden by all the daddies – some of them easy and some more difficult since the age range was 18 months to 14 years old. The kids hunted eggs, and then we sat down to do Resurrection Eggs. Each child was given an egg containing an object that symbolized a different part of the Resurrection Story. One by one, the kids told the group about their object, and together we heard again the amazing account of how He came to die for our sins and rise from the grave!