Sunday, April 8, 2012

Project 52.15. Redemptive...and a whole lotta Easter fun!

 Happy Easter from the Bennett clan!!! We had a wonderful Easter, which included a last-minute trip to the desert (along with an earlier than scheduled departure back to town to get back in time for Easter service at church!!!)

To celebrate the weekend, we...

...spent our first night wandering all over the house saying "swim pool...swim pool" - and by "we" I mean Bodie...and by "our first night" I mean all night long (I woke up at 3am to him headed out to the garage looking for the swimming pool - and that was probably the 4th time I'd woken up to find him wandering) - clearly being in a big boy bed at home does not necessarily translate to being in a big boy bed somewhere else. (Needless to say, the pack and play came out the second night!)

...spent a whole lotta time in the pool (had to include both side by side pics in this one since of course, I couldn't get them both looking at the camera at the same time - and I'm not snazzy enough to photoshop them!)...
 ...we learned to jump into the water...
 ...we learned to use the new water guns daddy got us...)...
 ...we were just plan squeezably adorable...
 ...we got in some Easter Egg hunting. Even though this holiday is about JESUS and his RESURRECTION and not about a bunny, there's a place for everything - including letting kids participate in fun traditions like a massive Easter Egg hunt. We found one at a church in the desert which was neat - they had a huge egg hunt, a bounce house, lunch and praise music being played live the whole time (Bodie was totally rocking out). But, I do have to say that I now understand exactly why most hunts have age brackets (my poor kids were lucky to get 2 eggs as the big kids whizzed by - luckily, Bodie was literally so enthralled with his 1st egg that he couldn't have cared less - and Sierra was thrilled to hunt in the out of the way places the big kids had overlooked with her daddy)...
 ...we put cones on our heads and thought it was hysterical (I gotta say, I so love this kid, but the term "meathead" does come to mind occasionally! haha)...
 We gave mommy goofy looks when she tried to take Easter pics this morning...
 ...and we pretended to nap on the front porch's that for a whirlwind of an Easter weekend?
In the hubbub of the Easter weekend, we hope you'll take a few moment to revel in the meaning of the Holiday, of our savior Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for each and every one of us, so that we might spend eternity with him in Heaven. Ah, the blessed power of redemption!!!

Happy Easter everyone!



  1. Your kids are so cute Amy. Bodie cracks me up!! I always look forward to your blog posts! Glad you had a great weekend!

  2. Hi! I stumbled upon your site a few months ago while trying to find some info about heart problems in infants. You have such cute kids! It is a joy to see their pictures & read your updates. Some dear friends of mine have an infant daughter who they first thought might have HLHS. As I write this, she is having surgery for a different heart ailment. Her name is Ellie. Please keep her in your prayers. She has a twin sister as well as 3 older sisters & wonderful parents.

    I myself am not a parent, but am a cancer survivor. 2 years ago I had a major surgery (15 hrs!) & am thus far cancer free. I'm a 54 year old man.

    Anyway, I will keep Bodie (& your husband) in my prayers.

    God bless,

    George Landes
    Annapolis, MD

    1. Hi Again! Just wanted to let you know that baby Ellie got through her surgery very well. The doctors are encouraged with her prognosis.

      George Landes