So, I made the two plush creepy carrots (for less than $5, by the way) and what I thought would take me a couple hours, maybe, really took closer to 6. Also, the orange fabric sheds everywhere. EVERYWHERE! The fact that the lady cutting the fabric had to use a tiny vacuum to clean up the cutting table after she helped me should have tipped me off, I suppose. By the time I was done sewing, our table looked like the murder scene of a muppet- orange fuzz all over.
Here's the finished product:
Now that I've made them, I came up with a way to make them more efficiently, should I ever need to make plush carrots again, which is doubtful! The boys loved them, so that warms my heart that my efforts weren't wasted.
On Saturday, Jason's school (which is part of a church) hosted an Easter egg hunt/lunch/song service that we went to. They did songs first, which were very peppy, something I'm not used to from singing LDS hymns! The music director wanted everyone standing and doing little hand signals along with the music. They had little crafts for the kids to do that were symbolic of Easter- ours were little butterflies made out of sticky foam. Then the boys waited (oh-so-impatiently) to go hunt for the Easter eggs.
They were funny because they spent the first few minutes walking right past a bunch of eggs looking for who knows what. They walked right past some and would pick up others. Consequently, they did not get as many eggs as they would have liked. Much pouting ensued.
(Sidenote: Two days later and I still have one of the peppy songs stuck in my head. The one I liked the least because I felt the words were oddly chosen. Argh!)
For Sunday, the Easter bunny left the books and stuffed carrots, we did a little egg hunt before church . I love how excited they are first thing in the morning on a holiday :)
Now, I know that Easter is not all about bunnies and candy, and we have been telling the boys the reason we celebrate Easter is because of the resurrection of Christ, which enables us to live again. Jason seems to understand it a lot more than Brandon does at this point, but that's okay, it's a work in progress.
I'm so thankful for our Savior and for His sacrifice that enables me to be with my husband and my children long after this life is over.
Happy Easter, everyone!