Thursday, April 8, 2010

Holy Thursday 2010

Holy Thursday was nice, but busy! We had doctor appointments and errands keeping us running most of the day, so I didn't have as much time to prepare for our evening as I would have liked, but we did have our Sedar supper in remembrance of Jesus' Passover meal. This is the second year we have done this, and it was nice to build on the traditions started last year, the only changes were lamb chops instead of a roast and spice cake instead of ginger bread; it turned out wonderful!
I forgot to bake the lamb cake in the morning and the dinner was late, so there was no nice presentation, we just served it right from the stove and read the Holy Week stories from the children's bible while they ate. But we took advantage of the cakes long cooling time by watching The Miracle Maker with the kids after dinner, and then enjoying some "lamb cake" after that.
The Miracle Maker is an instant-play movie in Netflix, and it was surprisingly good! I wasn't too sure about it in the beginning, the jump between claymation and animation was kind of strange at first, but once the story got going it was really wonderful! The story was well told, and at the kids level without being to juvenile or watered down. It also used a lot of the real biblical quotes from Jesus, instead of trying to change all the wording. I thought that was wonderful because the kids could really make the connection between what they were watching and what they hear from the bible. I would definitely recommend it, and thought that it was a great movie to watch with the kids before Easter.
Oooooh, cake!

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