This past week we have had off of homeschool. The week before that we had off at the Seminary. It has been a great two weeks. We have done a lot of things as a family, even though we’ve all been sick.

It’s interesting to celebrate Easter in Mexico, because culturally speaking, Friday is more important than Monday. From our perspective, the crucifixion of Jesus is important, and it is important to remember His sacrifice, but the family celebration is on Sunday. The new life that the resurrection brings is the big celebration of the week.

This year we celebrated Easter on Saturday with some other missionary friends. We went to their house to eat ham, potatoes, and all the normal stuff. Our boys played in the back yard dirt at their house, and then we brought all the kids back to the Seminary to hunt eggs.

Ben and an Egg

After all our friends left, we dyed some Easter eggs. On Sunday morning, the kids opened their Easter baskets, and we went to church. We stopped off at the largest McDonald’s in Mexico for Easter lunch and let the kids play.

Easter baskets 2012

Then came the week of fun. We went to Xochimilco on Monday. Xochimilco is a place where you can go and float down some canals, eat great Mexican food, and listen to good music. It’s a great cultural experience. Check out our video from our visit, and you’ll see why it’s one of my favorite places to visit in Mexico City.

On Wednesday, we went to Six Flags Mexico for the day. The kids had a great time on the kiddy rides, and despite the rain, cold, and earthquake, we had a great time. Here’s a quick video of some of the rides.

So, that’s how we spent Spring Break in Mexico this year. What did you do?