Monday, April 09, 2012

Snippets of Easter weekend

Lake trip with friends, this has got to be one of the best tubing pictures ever, makes me laugh everytime

These two have been friends since they were toddling around together in diapers at nursery.  His mom would make the best mother-in-law.  I'm just sayin....

We barely got finished backing the boat into the garage when it was time to host our neighborhood Easter egg hunt and potluck (Kylie was at dance and is AWOL in the picture).  One of the kids thought Maddox's name was "Nugget" because he calls himself "Naggox".  We laughed and laughed about Chicken Naggox all weekend.

The string maze was a hit last year and officially became a tradition.  Kylie was so excited to help out with it the night before, and I was too tired to say no.  I figured we owed her that much since she baby-sat for us while we snuck out to dinner after putting the babies to bed.  She's almost 10, that's legal, right??

I'm not sure why he was so surprised to get the nerf laser gun. He has only pointed it out to me in every store we're at and in every ad and has gently reminded me about every hour on the hour since I revealed the Easter bunny secret to him.  He was so cute and grateful though, it almost justified the hours he has spent on youtube researching the best guns to add to his arsenal.  Yes, he really refers to it as his arsenal.  Oh this boy...

Easter brunch, or more like linner because everyone was ravenous after church and devoured leftover pizza before I had time to cook. These mini German pancakes were a big hit and the weather could not have been more perfect.

Egg dying. After I saw the way they manhandled them, I still can't decide if it's safe to use them for egg salad sandwiches, but atleast they had fun decorating them.

Then they spent the afternoon enjoying the Easter basket spoils

He is finally officially a crawler and manuevers his way all over eating anything in his path from food crumbs to rocks, but boy is it nice the way he can entertain himself

Easter turkey dinner. Jayden thought he was going to be sick from eating so much after the whole 2 bites he took.  Why oh why do I cook so much food? Atleast Jason and I enjoyed it. And Ryder too.

Kylie's activity day class made the perfect Easter FHE lesson.  It had pinterest written all over it, so I stalked her teacher's pinterest boards to find the link to share.  It was right on their level, engaging and spiritual.  I'm so glad we made it to the Easter pageant this year too, it really opened up some great conversation and spiritual discussions.   I knew I was in trouble when we were driving to the pageant and Jayden was surprised to learn that Jesus was resurrected on Easter and that's why we celebrate it.  Seriously, dude, are we really that big of failures as parents??

We ended the night with a glow in the dark egg hunt.  And more carrot cake.  And more carrot cake.  Let's just be honest here, I could eat the entire pan by myself. I couldn't have asked for a better Easter.  The kids were so happy and gracious, the weather was gorgeous, the food was delicious, Jason was hot, the spirit was present and I felt nothing but love for my family and Savior.


Chelsea said...

a perfect Easter for sure! Beautiful kiddos, I'm so impressed that they were dressed in their Sunday best before they found their baskets. Good plan with 8am church. We did the same pinterest thing too, but numbered & hid them & opened one per night for the 12 days leading up to Easter. Oh that and hate it. Brunch and a turkey dinner with 4 kids?! you amaze me my dear.

Jodee said...

I was totally going to do the glow in the dark egg hunt and forgot! looks like so much fun!
You got some great shots of your easter kids, so cute!
You really are such a fun mom, you have some pretty lucky kids!

Jodee said...

ps, those nail polish strips are the bomb!

Janessa said...

You are Mrs. Queen of fun traditions. You are setting the bar mighty high! Maybe it's a good thing we don't live close or else my kids would see all the fun things we're NOT doing. Way to pull of another wonderful and memorable holiday!