Two for one today since we didn’t have internet access this weekend.
Easter Sunday – The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and rebirth. In Christianity it became associated with Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are eggs that are sometimes decorated.
At this time of year, some farm stores sell little chicks and baby ducks. Years ago my parents purchased a few chicks but never a duck. They would raise the chickens and eat or give the eggs away to our neighbors.
Zebadiah did not come from a farm store but the local Wild-Mart had plenty rubber ducks.
While at our Easter Egg hunt, Zeb sees the colorful eggs and remembers the little pink duck. He thinks of her often. Sometimes he thinks he sees her in the distance. But wait, is that…?
Holy Saturday – Lent is over for 2019. Not much happens on Holy Saturday. Those that gave up something for lent can have it again, but I am not so sure that is the meaning of the sacrifice. This year we gave up red meat. I sure would like a hamburger!
Zebadiah didn’t really give up anything, since after all he is a rubber duck, but nonetheless he gets to help with my sacrifice.
Zeb finally gets to take a road trip to Canyon Lake, Texas over the Easter weekend. He would sure like to get in that pretty water!
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.
For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all creation.
While in downtown Dallas we decided to find the giant 19-feet high 53-feet wide Dirk Nowitzki mural. After a crazy GPS enabled drive, we finally found it.
Zebadiah is quite small compared to the mural, as you can see, but he really likes Dirk. I think it is quite curious because you would think a rubber duck would follow anyone, much less a Dallas Mavericks legend.
Well the project is halfway over and Zebadiah has had fun. Today he gets to take another little road trip to Downtown Dallas Texas to see the Dallas Skyline from the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Unfortunately it was raining like crazy. At one point we couldn’t even see the road.
Zeb doesn’t mind the rain. He says “It’s like water off my back!” My camera and me think otherwise. He wanted to go farther to see the Trinity River, but we turned around and headed back to the truck eventually home.
Maybe someday when the weather is better, we will go back.
Even though Zebadiah likes food, he obviously can’t cook. This Cast Iron Skillet Apple Blueberry Pie looks really good to a rubber duck, but of course he can’t eat it. We make sure he is in the other room before we eat this right out of the oven with a big scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream melting all over it.
Today Zebadiah got to take a little road trip to Richardson. It’s is a little road trip because you can’t tell where Plano ends and Richardson begins. Nonetheless it is a few miles from our house.
Zebadiah, being a native Texan, wanted to see some Bluebonnets. This little road trip will have to suffice for now. There is a pasture that is filled with wildflowers, and the National Flower of Texas is the main attraction.
There are people all around taking pictures so you can imagine how Zeb feels. He’s is still kind of shy around other people.
Zebadiah likes flowers and always takes time to stop and smell. He says they are “smiles from heaven”. The yellow flowers remind him of some of his little yellow relatives that he misses and hopes to see someday.
Zeb would like to see the fields of bluebonnets, but will have to wait till the weather is better. Maybe next weekend when he takes his first trip to the Texas Hill Country.