We've been trying to do some memory verses, and the one we've been working on lately is Mark 12: 30-31a- "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself."
I saw this cute idea on Pinterest (of course) and thought what better way to live out this verse and show my girls what it means?
We stuffed the eggs full of candy and printed a little picture book of the Easter story. Then we snuck next door, rang the doorbell, and ran. I think I heard our neighbor open her door as we were running. Adeline didn't quite get what was going on and was laughing the whole way. I'm sure my neighbor figured out who it was from. I was hoping she wouldn't know who had just delivered a bunch of candy to her three small children. :)
On Tuesday we went to visit our elderly friends at the nursing home. The girls decorated little foam crosses to hand out.
Although Shannon and I had bought these three shirts at the same time one day back in January (or maybe even earlier) we did not plan on all our girls to be matching. It was a nice surprise!
This time, because of her toe, Adeline rode in the stroller while Annabel got to walk. I think Annabel was beside herself with excitement. Adeline has always been hesitant to walk up to the residents and hand them the goodies if I don't go with her and hold her hand. Annabel had no qualms. She ran up to everyone she saw to hand them a cross and was so upset when they were gone.