TOTAL picture overload!!!!!!
My boys are not in the Easter dressed-up pictures due to the fact that they had play clothes on the second we walked in from church.
On Saturday we had fun at a friend's house. The kids ran around crazy, had an Easter egg hunt and a fun meal. We were so EXCITED to get together with others. We really miss family on holidays.
Being part of such a GREAT ward family makes it so much easier.
Trampolines are the BEST!!!! I guess if I were a doctor and was privileged:( to see all the crazy things that happened to kids on them I may not be such a fan. As it is, I grew up with one, tons of kids on it, we are all fine and I love them. Kids love them! They are great for a good time.
Ashlynn and I had a great time making these fun little treats.
Easter Egg hunts are something these 2 are a huge fan of.
I LOVE EASTER. I Love how the Savior's Resurrection symbolizes a rebirth. I am so thankful that the Savior would make it possible for us to be forgiven when we are human. Repent and in a way have a re-birth. I am so thankful for the reminder it gives us; a sure knowledge that we will live again. It makes me feel so thankful that someday I will be blessed to live with my loved ones again. I know and appreciate DEEPLY this part of Easter. I find joy in spending the week before Easter having evening activities & devotionals on the week leading up to the Saviors crucifixion
from this wonderful book.
WITH THAT said... I LOVE THE TRADITION OF THE BUNNY also!!!!!
I LOVE LOVE Easter baskets. I LOVE shopping, I mean helping the bunny put them out the night before. I LOVE the treats that go inside the basket. I love the little toys that are so simple that kids get so excited about. The bunny left a basketball this year due to the fact that Brittons parents drove over his NEW one a few days before:) I also LOVE the little books about Jesus and other gospel stuff. I remember some of my MOST FAVORITE memories of Easter was Egg hunts out at Stuart and Cindy's-and real baby chicks. I LOVED the year the bunny left the book "I wonder when he comes again", a few other church books and homemade coconut nests. Man, the Bunny who came to my house was so AMAZING!!!!
I LOVE all the little kiddos at church being all dressed up.
I LOVE that this year Ashlynn got to wear the dress her Grandma Jo made for Alyssa when she was little. It made me smile all day. I have to admit it made me a little teary eyed at times as well.
I LOVE that this year was nice enough to have a picnic outside.
I LOVE how I still have ONE little enough to still enjoy dumping out ALL her little treasures to see what they are for the thousandth time:)
I LOVE that no matter what age my kids are they LOVE egg hunts.
I LOVE how Alyssa has her scriptures next to her in this picture. She is such a good girl. We are not sure how we got so blessed. She ALWAYS wants to do the right thing- usually to the point that she gets after her parents if she thinks they are not:)
She recently earned her Young Women Medallion. This was really a neat thing for her to receive at 15 years old. I feel so blessed by the decisions she makes every day.
BACK to the EGG HUNTING... I notice that the older the boys get, they enjoy the Easter egg hunt MORE or LESS depending on the amount of money I put in the eggs:)
But I figure that's a good thing. It's never to early to be money conscience:)