Sunday, April 22, 2012

Easter Time

Easter is such a fun time. We had a lot of fun this year. It started off a week before when we went to my parent's house for General Conference. It's a tradition to go to their house for Conference and we love to watch the apostles and prophet and talk and have good food in between sessions. One of the things that's become a tradition during the April Conference is that my mom does an Easter Egg hunt for the grandkids. This year, Sadie knew the eggs were filled with treats so she had fun finding them.
Grandma going through the eggs with Cambree.

We also always do the city Egg Hunt. This year was a little crazy since we had 2 soccer games right during it. They delayed Cambree's game so she could do it but Brinley wasn't able to be there. It just gets more and more crowded though. I don't know if we'll do it next year. Sadie got 2 eggs cuz all the parents run in and help their little ones. Oh well. She still had fun.

We didn't know if we'd be dying Easter Eggs with family this year so we did it for a Family Home Evening activity. I think it's the first time we've ever done it with just our family. That's kinda sad.
But then we got together kind of last-minute to have a Hancock dinner and egg dying party the Saturday before Easter Sunday. The kids had fun dying them with their cousins. We made plenty of eggs this year!
Sadie got to do it this time and cracked a few. :)
Shawn got involved too! He was just doing them super-fast to get them dyed at the end since the kids were getting sick of it. We boiled too many, I guess!
Easter Sunday was very low-key. We went to church early so we did Easter baskets after church. This year, I bought adorable skirts from my friend, Maggie. She is a super-talented seamstress. I loved them! I even bought a bow-tie for Easton. :)
Here's the annual Easter family picture in our backyard where the stairs desperately need to be stained. We're just going for a more rugged look. :) Along with their hair too. Yup. The rugged look here too. It just doesn't seem to last past Sacrament meeting.
It was pretty impossible to get Easton to look at the camera without anyone at the camera. So this was as good as it gets!
My handsome boy with a slobbery bow-tie!
FINALLY, they were able too look for their Easter baskets! Brinley was shocked hers was hidden in the oven.
Sadie is OBSESSED with Barbie movies. So the Easter bunny brought her the right thing!
Well, that's about it! We also had a wonderful lesson about Jesus' Atonement and Resurrection earlier that week. We watched a few videos about it on LDS.org. It was very touching and brought that wonderful Spirit into our home. We must never forget what our Savior has done for us and what Easter is all about. My favorite holidays are the ones that all began with Jesus; his birth and his death.  We need to never forget the reason why we celebrate those holidays.

1 comment:

esperanza said...

Beautiful Easter pictures! Those kids are growing up so fast! :)