A Very Happy Easter Prayer
Bonnie Rickner Jenson
Illustrated by Natalia Moore
As a Mom, I am always looking for great books to add to our home library. I especially love books that are holiday themed. I also love books that share God’s love with my children.
A Very Happy Easter Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jenson is the perfect book for Easter. The book itself is gorgeous. The front cover is slightly textured which makes the book look beautiful with it’s shimmer and sparkle.
Natalie Moore out does herself with the adorable, yet beautiful imagery on each page of this absolutely wonderful board book. The pages are filled with daffodils, picnics underneath the big tree that’s featured on the book’s cover, tulips with bee hives and so many more lovely things to see.
The cover features a trio of rabbits but the book inside is filled with many great animals: bees, a fox, an owl, a duck, a moose, a bear and so many more. This book is about God’s wonderful world, so much more than just the rabbits. You’re child will love seeing the love these animals share as friends and through God’s love as well.
The story itself shares thankfulness for Spring, for rain and gentle breezes. It shares thankfulness for bluebirds and dandelions and honey bees. It shares thankfulness for fluffy bunnies, for adventures and for Jesus’ birth and love. It shares thankfulness for all the things that make Easter morning special.
This is a lovely book that would be a great addition to any family library. A Very Happy Easter Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jenson is from Tommy Nelson Publishers and is part of their A Time To Pray series. It sales for $8.99 in bookstores and online.
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We had a wonderful Easter weekend and we hope that you all did as well. We weren’t sure how it was going to turn out since the entire weekend forecast showed that rain was coming. Sure enough it rained off and on from Friday night until Sunday afternoon.
The rain didn’t stop us though. Friday night I finished up shopping for the Easter baskets, gathering some last minute fun for the younger kids. I also found a cute Easter dress for Emma which she then transformed into her own clothing style.
Saturday, I spent lazying around until late when I put together the Easter baskets. There’s just something about playing that “Bunny” that I love! And the kids love it too!
We had a last minute invite to an adult birthday party for a friend on Saturday. I quickly threw together a cute little banner for her which we hung on the wall where we had the party. She loved it and we loved celebrating with her.
Sunday morning came with a lighter rain. The kids actually let us sleep in before grabbing their baskets to open. They found a lot of excitement in those wicker baskets which always makes me happy as well. Lots of candy they love, and some special trinkets like a stuffed My Little Pony and a Littlest Pet Shop toy for the girls. There were Star Wars bunny’s for the boys. Jackson got a mini-golf set and there were toy water guns for a little summer fun. The kids were thrilled and so are we with their happiness.
Sunday afternoon was spent in Belle Isle, where we had dinner consisting of Ham, Deviled Eggs, Broccoli, Rice, Biscuits and so much more. It was delicious!
Then we had our annual Egg Hunt. Over 300 eggs were hidden for the kids to find, all stuffed with candy. They found every one and then divided up the goods, making trades for candy they liked better and sharing with the little ones who didn’t get as many eggs are the older kids.
So as you can tell, we all had a very Happy Easter and we hope you did as well!
We had a great Easter weekend.
My weekend started on Thursday night when the best friend stopped by to spend the night and have me help her with her hair. So we stayed up all night (until 5am Friday morning) taking her braids out and combing out her hair, while we watched tons of great movies on Netflix. It was a fun girls night though it was a lot of work.
Friday, we went to town like normal. We had chinese for dinner and brought it home to watch movies, bake cakes and wait for my Mom to get here. She arrived around midnight and I spent the night talking with her until 4am. It was great to see her and the kids loved knowing she was back home for now.
Saturday we had our Easter gathering with family. The traditional dinner and egg hunt. It went well and all the kids had a great time. I think the Easter visit is their favorite of all the dinners throughout the year.
Sunday we hung out at home and rested. The bunny brought the kids each a little something: a sand pail, bubbles, coloring books, a toy, crayons and candy. They really loved their simple gifts. Late in the afternoon we went to visit family friends. The kids were able to hold the sweetest puppy. They really loved that. Afterwards we went to Walmart just to look around and bought some extra holiday candy, as well as some movies and various other goodies.
Overall, it was a very relaxing weekend for us. We focused on family more than anything. Simply being together. I honestly feel that was just what we needed to feel refreshed for the month ahead.
Hope you all had a Happy Easter too!