Happy Easter!! I actually had this post done up but didn’t get back to it until now. I tossed over the idea of posting it since it is late but then I figured it is better late than never! I didn’t want you to think that I didn’t care that we just celebrated Easter. Plus, I was enjoying our long weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful time and that you all remembered the true meaning behind Easter as well as I hope the Easter bunny found you too! :0P
So I will catch you up on things here on the island.
We were enjoying several beautiful days here. The snow is gone and the weather has been perfect for doing yard work, if you ended up doing yard work We took Good Friday to stay put around the house and lounge around and relax, needless to say nothing got done that day!
Saturday was somewhat more of a productive day around the house as well as activities for the kids. I made Resurrection Rolls for the Primary Activity at church. Which were a hit. Have you heard of them? I never had until a few days prior to making them! Those things are delicious!! They are a little on the tricky side and take a bit of time to prepare but a wonderful way to teach the children about the Resurrection of Jesus! Something to do next year! Sorry, but I forgot to take pictures of them so I will make them again in the near future just to do that!! Plus my husband has been craving them and hinting for some more. But for now, here is the recipe!
What you will need:
Ingredients & Symbolism
- Large Marshmallows ~ body of Jesus
- Melted Butter ~ oils of embalming
- Cinnamon & Sugar Mix~ spices used to anoint the body.
- Crescent Roll ~ the wrapping of Jesus’ body or the tomb.
- Oven ~ the tomb
- Cavity in bun ~ the empty tomb or the empty cloths
- Take a regular size marshmallow. This represents Jesus.
- Dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming.
- Now dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.
- Then wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside.) This can either represent the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death or the Tomb. This is a little tricky. Matt. 27:57–61; John 19:38–42
- Place in a 350° oven for 10-12 minutes or as directed on the package of the crescent rolls. (The oven can represent the tomb if the roll is representing the wrapping—pretend it was three days!) Take the role of the guards at Jesus’ tomb. Stand guard at the oven.
- Let the rolls cool slightly. Open your crescent rolls and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN!!!! (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.)
- Jesus is Risen! Now read Matthew 28:5-8; Mark 16:4-8; Luke 24:1-6; John 20:1-18; Isaiah 25:8
They are really, really yummy!!
Sunday we went to church and then came home to have our Easter Dinner. It was delicious. My first time cooking Lamb and it turned out really good. Although my daughter felt really bad for eating it and it didn’t help that my husband would say “baaaa baaaa” each time she would put it to her mouth. I know mean huh. He was only joking around with her and thank goodness she has a sense of humour, although it was still mean-I think. She ended up trying it and did like it however she still felt very bad to have to eat a poor little lamb.
Monday, we went out and spent the afternoon in Stanhope walking some of the many nature trails there. We intended to go to the Bubbling Springs but ended up going to another one that we have never gone on beforeIt was very nice. It has been so long since we were out there last. It is a very beautiful spot. As we drove along the coastline you could see the damage on the sand dunes from the last winter storm we had, it sure did do a lot of damage! It is amazing how far up the tide came.
On our walk we came across a Canadian Goose nest!! It was so close to the bridge we were walking on. When we first arrived the male goose was so still in the water with the branches around him, you almost didn’t notice him!
Here is the mommy. She was so very still too.
You can see that there is one poor little egg that fell out of the nest. I so just wanted to go in there and put it back in but I know that is a no no.
Here it is without the mommy. On our way back from the trail, my son was up ahead and forgot about them and spooked them as he ran by. So the mommy and daddy were off swimming but we were able to see the eggs. It is okay if you think this is weird, my daughter thought so but I convinced the mommy and daddy geese that it was okay and they could go back to the nest. No, I didn’t do any bird calls, I just talked to them in a soft voice. They just slowing swam back to the nest making these little noises as I talked. Call me the Goose Whisperer. It worked!