On Pinterest, I saw an idea where you plant jelly beans the night before Easter and the next morning they've "grown" into suckers! We decided it would be cute to do this year and Allie was beyond excited about it, Charu just liked eating the jelly beans and the suckers..she's a candy lover!
We went to my parent's house for Easter dinner and for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. My sister and her husband were unfortunately gone (on vacation), but her kids were still able to be there. We had fun and Charu caught on to the Easter Egg Hunt after the first couple of eggs. I think if she would have known what was in the eggs, she probably would have been more excited about the hunt!!!
We've been having a hard time going to church lately. It seems like every time we go, people are so excited for us and they end up trying to touch or grab Charu. Each week, we felt like we were taking steps back in regards to Charu's behaviors and her attachment toward us. It's been hard to not go to our church because we do love it so much, but we know that it's better for Charu to feel safe with us before put in those situations again.
We've been doing a lot of reading of bible stories, singing praise songs, and just talking about God with Allie. With that we spent a great deal of time talking with Allie about the real meaning of Easter. It's amazing to listen to Allie talk about the bible and how much she can really comprehend at her age! She has an amazing love for Christ and I pray that her love continues to grow as she does!