Holy Week is here...
We have the week off of school and plan to spend it preparing for Easter.
Throughout the years, I have found ways to celebrate both the true meaning of Easter as well as that fun little Easter Bunny. : )
Flynn made this little poster on our last day of school before break.
It is supposed to be a little book, but I thought it more helpful if we displayed it in the kitchen.
That way, she can follow along as we go through the week.
Palm Sunday we are planning on making some homemade pretzels. We have been studying how they symbolize prayer and penance. We will pray our weekly decade of the rosary, and then celebrate with our traditional "Palm Sundaes".
We are also planning on reading one of these beautiful books each night before a little someone heads to sleep. : )
Monday we will be doing a quick cleaning to prepare our home for Easter. Flynn loves to dust...seriously...Rhett will vacuum...Peyton will be in charge of the laundry, and I am going to tackle the bathrooms.
Tuesday we are planning on our second annual Lenten tea. The kids and I will pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, and then enjoy some treats with a nice cup of tea. And milk. And juice. Nothing fancy. Just some time together making memories.
Wednesday looks to be a nice day.
I am sure we will spend some time outside with bikes and chalk and maybe even a walk. I also plan on finishing up the Easter preparations, including ironing my Easter tablecloth. I actually enjoy ironing my holiday tablecloths. It brings memories of past holidays, as well as excitement for the upcoming ones.
Thursday we have no plans, except a visit to church for some quiet prayer. Thursday night is movie night. I am planning some fun Easter snacks and a cute Easter video before Flynn's bedtime. After, I hope to watch Risen with the older kids.
Good Friday is always a quiet day here. In addition to fasting, the kids and I will pray the Stations of the Cross. We also turn off all electronics and abstain from all social media from Noon to Three. We will have our final fish fry for dinner too.
Saturday will be our prep day. We always color eggs and make our traditional Easter Bunny Cake. We also watch our favorite movies The Easter Bunny Is Coming To Town, and Here Comes Peter Cottontail. I'm not sure about dinner yet, but am thinking about having Steve do some grilling. : ) Then we will put out our baskets and wait for that sneaky bunny to visit. And wait for the holiest day of the year.
Easter Sunday will find us dressing in our finest and attending Mass. Because. First things first. Then we are planning on going out to brunch before coming home to change and hunt for hidden baskets.
And that was more than you wanted to know, I'm sure!
Have a wonderful Holy Week, my friends.
I'd love to know about your plans. : )