Mama and Levi got to spend Friday night at Mimi and Gramps's house!
The rest of the gang stayed behind for the fire station field trip....
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....then came on to Mimi and Gramps' for a Saturday night stay.
We woke up at Mimi and Gramps' house Sunday morning, hurrying and scurrying (after a leisurely breakfast, of course!) and got us and all our stuff out the door in time to be on time to Nana and PawPaw's church where Daddy was preaching.
Daniel didn't know much about the preaching, but he thoroughly enjoyed the toy basket in the nursery:
After a yummy lunch and wonderful singing service, we headed straight back home in time for potty stops and to load back up and go to our own church for evening service, where we observed the Lord's Supper. At the beginning of the service a group of 4-6 year olds went down to the front for a special children's lesson on the Lord's Supper. Tyler, of course, was part of this crew. The lesson was very interactive, and everyone enjoyed hearing the candid comments from the children relayed for the rest of us. Tyler even piped up a time or two, including making sure the pastor knew that our grape jelly looked just like the bottle of grape juice the pastor was holding up. :)
After the kiddos were all pajamaed up at home, we gathered around for a bedtime devotion. A few years ago we did a countdown to Easter by following the last week of Jesus with a Bible reading and nightly activity. We all loved that and decided to do it again this year.
So, it being Palm Sunday, we read all about Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We started with an Easter egg full of leaves.
The olders were well aware that it was Palm Sunday and quickly guessed at the significance of the leaves.
After we read the passage, everyone from Daniel to Daddy got a leaf to cut into palm fronds, and we hung them all together on our bulletin board.
After some good discussion on how we can welcome Jesus into our own lives daily as Lord and King, just like the Jews welcomed him that day, we said our prayers and went to bed!