Resurrection Sunday fun, with Miss PattyCake’s Eggstravaganza

This week, our family has had the pleasure of enjoying the new Miss PattyCake Eggstravaganza Activity package.  This package includes the new Miss PattyCake Eggstravaganza DVD, and accompanying activity book.

Miss PattyCake's Eggstravaganza DVD and Activity Book

My youngest girls loved the DVD episode! The songs were engaging, fun, and each one had a special connection to Jesus. The Easter eggs in the hold special meaning, each one containing a part of Jesus’s Resurrection story. The songs are familiar, because they’re often set to the tune of hymns we already know. But the words of each song, while simple and uplifting, were meaningful.

I love how everything in the episode points back to Jesus-His sacrifice, His love, and our hearts for him.

Miss PattyCake’s Eggstravaganza activity book is full of fun activities for children! I would say 2-6 year olds will enjoy coloring, counting, tracing, and more. Each page correlates with a fun song from the DVD, enriching the experience and making it even more relevant for children.

 

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Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs: Egglo Eggs {a review}

This post was written 5 years ago, and still these eggs are a joyous tradition in our home! While you can no longer find these specific eggs for Resurrection Sunday, you can purchase the scrolls to go inside any glow in the dark egg HERE.
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In our home, we have never done Easter egg hunts, or Easter baskets.  In the spring, the kids get a spring basket, that is completely separate from Easter itself.

For the Resurrection, we read scripture leading up to that Sunday, learn about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, and have a nice family dinner.  We avoid Easter bunnies and chocolate- Everything is pretty low key.

I had the chance to review Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs and the book, The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure by Egglo Entertainment.

About The Program

Egglo Eggs are different; they aren’t just another egg you stuff full of candy for your children to hunt on Easter morning.  This program is based on John 1:5, “The Light shines in the dark and the darkness has not overcome it.”  This entire set encourages your children to learn, love, and truly enjoy the real meaning of Easter. Though it is designed for children ages 4-13, it can be adapted for all ages.  I used it with my three year old and 18 month old.

Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs and The Great Easter Adventure book are fun and Christ centered.  The eggs either have a beautiful cross on them or are plain.  There are 12 in a box, consisting of four colors- blue, green, yellow, and pink.

What I received

  • A box (12 eggs) Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs  ($11.99)
  • The book The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure ($12.99)
  • The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure audio download ($2.99)
  • Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls ($4.29)
  • The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide ($14.99)

How we use the Program

Lexie and Max are both obsessed with eggs in general- Max likes to eat them, Lexie likes to crack them when we bake.  We have one little play egg, I am not even sure where it came from, but they both obsessively play with it.  Now that we have the entire set of glow in the dark Egglo Eggs, they like to go in the closet and watch them glow; we charge them several times a day!  haha

I overheard big sister telling the tot, “Now, this light is just like the light Jesus.”

I wasn’t really sure if they would be into hunting the eggs, but I laid them on the counter and let them “charge” under the light so they would glow really well.  The directions say to let them charge for about 30 minutes in direct sunlight, or 45 minutes under in-home lights.

So, we looked through the book (which in many ways was over Lexie’s 3 year old head, but was valuable non the less.  Then I hid the eggs in her room (we have blackout shades in there so it was nice and dark) while they waited in the hall.

*I cannot tell you how much fun they had hunting for these glow-in-the-dark eggs!*  But then, Lexie also understood the lesson of the glowing eggs, what they represent, and how they tie into Easter.  It was a win-win for us all!

hunting egglo glow in the dark easter eggs

(it was dark in her room, but the flash on my camera is on)

We may have hidden and found the eggs a dozen times the first day.   Quite possibly more.  She has asked to do them once a day ever since.  They are such a joy and I feel good about using them in our home.

After we tired out from the excitement of hunting the eggs, the kids enjoyed coloring some of the pages from The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide.  There was something in there for both the kids to enjoy.  The program guide includes lots of valuable activities, fun snack recipes, and items to print to add to your Egglo Eggs.  It is also set up for both schools/churches and families.  I highly recommend purchasing it to accompany your eggs.

As part of my review, I received the scripture scrolls as well- we love these!  They take the eggs to a whole new level.  We put the scrolls inside our eggs before hiding them, and then after the kids found all the eggs, we opened each one.  Lexie thought it would be fun to choose a few scriptures as our memory verses for the coming weeks.  Max just liked to shake them inside the eggs and make music.  =)

Egglo Scripture Scrolls for Easter Eggs

Overall Experience

Our experience with the Glow In The Dark Egglo Eggs and The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure has been a positive one.  It was a great way to add a little more fun into our Easter celebration, and keep Christ in the center of it all.  Lexie understands the real meaning of Easter, and the little Mister is on his way to understanding too.  That is what this program is about- and that is why I can gladly suggest this program to anyone interested in doing an Easter egg hunt or celebration with their children.

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Easter, chicks, and car

We have been so busy! Happy late Easter, everyone. Hope it was great! Ours was relatively uneventful, in not the greatest way. We didn’t really have any Easter festivities, but it was rather nice.


Saturday we bought a new car! Well, let me start at the beginning …. Friday we sold my pilot. We had our hearts set on a Honda odyssey, but they’re so high in cost for one with few miles on it (but worth it). And you can’t find them with under 40,000 miles, usually. So we’ve been looking up more online about our options, such as taking the time to read the Honda Vezel Review at Vin’s amongst others. We listed my car about 6 weeks ago on craigslist, which is also how we sold my pre-baby car, and have been shopping around ever since. We planned on doing some serious shopping Saturday morning, because we have one free weekend and then we needed a car for traveling to louisiana for our nephews first bday.


In hot springs your car lots are limited and usually overpriced (thank you old people community). We had decided we would probably settle for a chryselr town and country, but I just couldn’t bring myself to settle for one mainly because of all the features … I’m not a fan of the touch screen, the DVD system, or tiny stow and go seats. I guess they’re great for some families, but we can use my iPad for movies in the car, plug the zune into the aux outlet for TONS of music, and don’t need a touch screen to replace in a few years. My friend told me that he recently had a car crash because of his touch screen, or so he tells me. He went on to tell me that he learned a lot from personal injury law firms so he could make a more informed decision of how to go forward but I digree. We aren’t people who keep a car note, so it’s not like we will just trade this car in after 2 years. It’s something we plan to drive, payoff early, and then sell ourselves when we have other needs. So for us, a Honda is most practical. And I sorta have a big crush on Hondas. My pilot was the greatest car ever, out towed Jtoms truck on more than one occasion, and was so practical and simple. That’s what I like. I’m not a gadget or technology freak; as a matter of fact, when driving the town and country with the touch screen (which was standard on all models) I felt very overwhelmed and anxious. Ridiculous I know, but there was so much happening right there, it was like “how am I supposed to focus on driving with that thing blaring at me?!” It scared me to change the station …

Easter 2012



Anyways, JTom found a Honda in Sherwood, a bit over an hour from here, with few miles and a great price. When we got there, they had it! We tested it, made an offer, and 3 hours later walked out with drove away in, a family friendly Honda Odyssey. I’m not a car person. Or a material person, really. Maybe it’s because my dad was a mechanic, but a car needs to fit my needs and get me places. That’s all. There are a few things, like automatic doors, that fit my needs 🙂 only because I want them to. But although I could care less about pretty new things, I’m very excited about our new van. It only has 20,000 miles, which for a Honda is like pulling it off the show room floor, brand new. It was owned by an old lady who traded it in for a new one (we found out after the purchase) and doesn’t even look like the inside has been sat in. Lexie and I took it to the Y and kroger this morning. We both enjoyed the ride. Oh, speaking of the ride, it’s so much smoother than my pilot’s ride. The pilot was an SUV and had a suspension for an SUV. The Odyssey is amazing- and it has as much horsepower as my pilot. If you know how I drive, you know I need the get-up-and-go ability. =) JTom is enjoying it as much as I am, and we “argue” over who is driving now .. that has to say something (though I’m not sure what!).


After our adventures Saturday morning, we had Easter dinner Saturday afternoon. Lexie and I were supposed to dye eggs Saturday, but we didn’t get the chance, so we will this afternoon. And lexie didn’t get her Easter basket yet because we didn’t really do the egg thing, so she will get that today as well! Whew, we are only a day behind, give me a break!












week old chicks











The chicks are doing great! Oh yes, I may not have mentioned on here, we got our baby chicks! They’re so cute and sweet. I lost one Friday night, but that is to be expected. They’re very easily stressed and it’s typical that you lose one or two. So far the rest are healthy and bouncy.

Ginger

peek a boo

sleepy baby





I am now 19 weeks pregnant. Baby is kicking like crazy. I feel it all the time-rolling, kicking, tickling. We have our anatomy ultrasound next Wednesday and will find out the gender with our family and friends on Saturday! Exciting stuff.

Easter Dinner and other plans

Well, we had a family dinner tonight, to celebrate Easter for tomorrow. It was wonderful to see family that we haven not seen in a while. Mrs. S prepared party potatoes, green bean casserole, a delicious smoked ham, rolls, and a fabulous chocolate cake dessert! Not to mention Uncle D’s bread and butter jalapeno peppers! It was a wonderful dinner, as always. Something else that is pretty exciting, J.Tom’s cousin R is also expecting! It was the coolest thing; once we decided to tell everyone (at about 6 weeks along) we called R to tell her. J said, “Guess who’s having a baby?!” and of course there was the usual shouting of excitement, etc. Then R said, “Guess who else is having a baby?!” I believe we are about 2 weeks a part, R’s baby is due in September, ours is due Aug 31 (although I am hoping for a Sept baby)! How neat, huh? Their daughter C will have a new baby brother or sister! So, it was a lot of fun visiting with her and J’s other cousin, K and the rest of the family.

Hearing the insight of others who have experience being an expectant/new mom is very nice, as well. I like to hear how they did certain things, what to buy, what you do not really need, what you definitely need, etc. I think it is funny to hear some women who have never been pregnant before tell you everything there is to know about pregnancy. I would like to slap them.
I am very excited to announce that while J was on the river canoeing and fishing with our big chocolate lab baby Scarlet on Friday, I moved the bed and all the other furniture out of the nursery and into the other spare room! Now, for those of you who may be worrying about that (mom and G), please do not. I have hard wood floors and was able to slide everything until I got to the few stairs we have. It was really no big deal; plus I am pretty strong and enjoy this type of thing. It was fun for me. So now, all we have to do is take everything else to Salvation Army Monday morning and then time to paint!! After painting we will get the crib and dresser in the room, yay! But, although I am going to organize everything as we go, I want to save a few things for those last few weeks before baby comes; nothing big just a few small chores. This is not due to my new found laziness, I promise. It is because I do not want to be sitting around the house for the last 2 or 3 weeks going stir crazy!

So, tomorrow will be a fun filled morning of Easter service and then maybe out to lunch. All that homework I have been postponing needs to get done somehow, and I think I am the only person that is going to do it! =) Remember just why we are celebrating Easter! (FYI: It is not about easter baskets and chocolate). Happy Easter everyone; I hope you enjoy time with friends and family.

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