Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Remember how much I love Holiday's?
Well, then you already know that I love Easter too. I love the hunts, the anticipation, coloring the eggs, and the Easter bunny. And of course, I love this time to reflect on our Savior and all he does for us. We always include all the fun extras Easter offers, including the bunny and the candy (oh the candy!), but we are really trying to make sure the ladies understand the true meaning we Celebrate this Holiday. I've found that it is a tough subject to talk to Adyson about. She is 5 now, and I think old enough to understand just how important this Holiday is, but I also worry about all the details and wonder if my sensitive little one is ready to hear them. This year in Primary they really discussed the last day's of Christs life, and it really opened the door for us to have these tough discussions with her. I think she is really understanding this more, and I'm so thankful for Primary for encouraging us to make sure our children understand this.

Okay, on to the festivities. And oh boy, did we have festivities.

Saturday: Trav's family celebrates Easter on Saturday with about the biggest Easter egg hunt in all of Tree town. Seriously, 30 eggs per kid. They each have their own color, Adyson of course was purple. (She was happy about this). We ate some lunch, played some volleyball, and just enjoyed the warmth that we had for the day. They had such a great time and really loved the hunt! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the fun!

Saturday night: Coloring Easter Eggs. This is by far my favorite thing to do at Easter time, and maybe I should be embarrassed to admit this, but I get pretty into it! My mom goes all out and buys pretty much every kit possible. This year we had, sparkles, speckles, tie-dye, plain, and sponge painting. We had a really good time (the adults as much as the kids!)

The crew: Amy showed up later.

If your wondering why I like to do the Easter Eggs so much, I will let you in on a little secret. My dad loves it even more. Every year he complains about it, until we get them all ready and then he gets pretty into it, trying to make the VERY best egg he can make.

This year he chose the American Flag. And yes, he has his hand over his heart.
He is sooo cool. (Love you dad!)
Ad's concentrating.

Dad helping Enna bug out.

The fam.
Sunday morning we awoke bright and too early with Adyson bouncing off the walls excited to see if the Good bunny came. They were so excited when they found their baskets full of fun surprises. This year the Easter bunny remembered how much candy the kids get at both of their Grandma's houses, and so instead they got a tiny bit of candy and he filled their eggs with little toys, chap sticks, necklaces and stuff like that. Thank goodness because we still have WAY too much candy!Easter Dresses.

After church we went to my moms for dinner, where she spoiled them with yet another Easter basket. As if they need more stuff! Geez! Their favorite item from Grandma? An Easter coloring book that entertained them while we played (and Won as usual) Canasta. Thanks so much for spoiling them mom!

To finish off I'll let you hear this song that Adyson's friend taught Ady, and Ady taught Seinna.

It's pretty dang cute if I do say so myself. I hope you all had a fantastic Easter as well!


Melissa said...

Looks like your Easter was FANTASTIC! I think I had the most fun dying eggs this year too, I was the last one at the table decorating my eggs, I LOVE being a kid again!

Eileen said...

You make life fun. I'll just read your blog everyday, and feel like I'm having as much fun as you!


For the love---I need some word verification. Where is it?

Anonymous said...

Darling! I love that little Addy.I got a kick out of Cody commenting with the game in the background. (That old familar growl)

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

I love the Easter dresses! How do you get those girls so dolled up and cute? Mine won't hold still longer than 5 seconds to get a scraggly pony tail in, let alone a cute hair do.

Lorinda said...

You know I love your dad...he is cool :) Your girls are beautiful! I love that Sienna had her shirt off, just like Simon. I used to do the same thing when I was a wee lassy. Good times.

Justin & Ashlee said...

Sounds like a fun Easter. I love the girls' dresses. And the song was really cute :)

Michelle said...

Happy Easter!!! I had a great time Saturday.
Thats a fun tradition to do easter eggs with grandma.

Jami said...

Your girls are so cute! I love watching them on your home video's they're always so happy! Very cute Easter dresses-they look adorable!

Mandi Moon said...

Your Easter dresses are so cute. I was admiring them at church on Sunday!

Jill said...

Your girls are so lucky to have you for a mom. you always make holidays so fun. I love the idea to use one color for the eggs per child. I might have to use that.

Natelli Johnston said...

Ilove their dresses! were you at Zupa's in American Fork today? if not, there is some girl walking around impersonating you.

Kristin said...

Those dresses are ADORABLE! (Not to mention the girls wearing them:))

mortonfam said...

I think the Mortons might rival the Kidman egg hunt. Sounds familiar, but the egg color is a good idea. We usually just have to reign Macy back (oldest).

p.s. Next week the weather looks beautiful? Hmmm? What do you think?

Lance and Mandy said...

Talented gals, and the dresses were gorgeous

Anonymous said...

How cute are their dresses! And Easter looked like it was so much fun for you guys! I'm sad to admit we didn't dye any eggs this year, but I'm sure we'll repent and do it next year. I'm always so impressed with how well you celebrate holidays! And, I love my hair! Thanks so much for doing that for me!