Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

It's our little grandson's first Easter! He was a brave boy to sit on the Easter Bunny's lap for this photo, but as you can see he kept his eyes on his mother to make sure she wasn't going anywhere!


"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... "
1 Peter 1:3


A Prayer of Illumination for Easter

by Mark Roeda


Lord God,

Your Word is life;

we are merely punctuation.

Do not allow apathy to ball us up into periods,

Or skepticism to bend us into a question marks.

Instead, as with Mary at the tomb,

As with Thomas in the locked room,

May an encounter with your gospel

Stretch us into holy exclamation points

Giving you glory and praise.

In Jesus’ name, the Word made flesh.

Amen


I wish you all a very happy and Blessed Easter!

32 comments:

M.Kate said...

Aww...Pat, he is just way too cute, cuter than the bunny, bet he took all the attention :P Happy Easter Pat, love...m

Catherine said...

Now that is some BUNNY! However, Leo steals the show! What a sweetie.

Cori G. said...

He does look perfectly content with that giant bunny around him...too sweet!

I love your little prayer Pat. May we all be exclamation points to those around us.

Happy Easter!!!!

Love, Cori

Sue said...

Hi Pat....what a great picture of Leo with the Bunny...It was a happy cute looking bunny...Little Leo did great for his first time...

Maryann said...

Happy Easter Pat! Your little one is such a cutie :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
That is an adorable picture of Leo, and you are right...that bunny does get around. Makes you wonder how he does it! LOL

Have a wonderful Easter!
:) Diane

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, a beautiful prayer to share. Leo is adorable on the Easter Bunny's lap. Most babies would be crying and scared too.

Ester blessings to you and your family.

Hugs...Jeanne

Lisa B. said...

Wow! I can't believe how fast Leo is growing...he looks like such a big boy there!! Happy Easter Pat!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a neat post...from your sweet little Leo...to your Easter message...and all your Easter decor. May you have a most blessed Easter!

Cottage Style Threads said...

Hi Pat,

Happy Easter - Leo is adorable! I thank you for your blog. I'm from Long Island, but now live in PA. Whenever I stop by your blog, it brings back nice memories of NYC.

Thank you!
Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I adore little Leo's picture! Look at how bright he looks, and even though he's looking for his mama, he looks like he's having a blast!

And I loved your Easter message. Hoping you and yours have the loveliest of Easters, Pat. We are spending the day with friends and their young kids and grandkids. Should be fun!

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Barb said...

too cute....Barb

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

Awww.... he looks so sweet! That bunny on the other hand scares me and I'm almost 40 LOL Brave boy ;)

Thank you for the prayers for Alex. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter sweet friend!

hugs,
rue

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, MY! Leo is so big and strong (and I believe...he appears to have a smirk on his face. HA!).

Have a wonderful Easter, Pat! And happy 1st Easter to Leo.

Willow said...

Happy Easter to you and to Leo!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Leo looks adorable. I hope he wasn't frightened. May you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

What a little cutie pie! You must be having such fun with him.

Buona Pasqua a tutti!

TheWritersPorch said...

Beautiful post Pat! That Leo outshines the Bunny 2 to 1 !

Melanie said...

Happy Easter Pat. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

The pic of Leo is gorgeous. He has grown so much. I think he was very brave.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Happy Easter to you, to little Leo, and to all of your family!

Mama said...

What a cute bunny and an even cuter baby, little Leo is growing fast. lovely poem, happy easter sunday, hugs, Kathy.

I am having a cookbook give-away today.

Marg said...

To you my friend. It sounds like you enjoyed your first Easter with the little one....
It just keep getting better.
Blessings to you during the coming week.

Paz said...

Awwwww! So cute!

Happy Easter!

Have a great week.

Paz

Tara said...

Pat

I hope you had a waonderful holiday! What a cutie the E Bunny is holding! Tara

Elizabeth said...

Such a lovely Easter Bunny - Leo I mean!
What joy!

Linda Lou said...

That is an adorable little bunny that you have for a grandson! Hope his first Easter was full of happiness and fun!

steviewren said...

Little Leo looks precious in his first Easter picture!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I can't believe he wasn't scared, that some big bunny!! He's precious!

curtissann said...

Thank you for this dear post. Makes me a little teary, grateful for likened-hearts. How dear the photo of your grandson. And the poem hits home.

this is my patch said...

Now that is cute! Most children would scream their heads off, if asked to sit with a giant rabbit! What a good little boy he is. x

Pie Lady Pat said...

Handsome little Leo is growing up so fast. I went looking for a photo of him as I have followed since his birth. My very first grandchild - a girl - is due any day now! What a joyous time.

dana said...

Little Leo is soooooo precious perched on E. Bunny's furry lap!! What a wonderful photo!! My little gr.girl (almost 3) is still iffy about that big rabbit---and she KNOWS how crazy I am about one rabbit in particular! Dana