Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012

Easter is my favorite holiday.  How could it not be?  The celebration of Jesus raising from the grave is the core of what our family believes.  How can we not celebrate that?  During the week leading up to it, we talked about Jesus dying for us and that he did not stay dead, but that he rose from the grave.  We sang "God's not dead" a lot.  We didn't talk much about bunnies, chocolate, jelly beans, or eggs.  Did we have all these things, sure.  Our they the focus of what we celebrate, nope.  We dyed eggs earlier during the week, had tons of egg hunts with our baskets and plastic eggs, and watched Veggie Tales Easter movie.  The boys got to go to stay with Nana and Bampa (with a visit to YaYa and PawPaw's thrown in too) for a night.  They went to Pop's house for an egg hunt with Will and Elizabeth.  Sunday, we got up and went to church.  After nap, the boys got to see what they got in their baskets (note to self: either do a "spring" basket instead or do baskets on Saturday).  We then rushed over to Abby and Chris' for dinner with them and the Rudolph family (no pics from that chaos- 6 adults and 9 kids ranging in age from 7-almost 2 months, of course we didn't have time to take a picture).  We thoroughly enjoyed our Easter weekend and hope you did too. 

 Ben would have dyed himself

 Careful instructions from dad

 Finished product (I attempted to dye one of our eggs with the koolaid recipe, HUGE fail, the color rubbed right off.  Glad I didn't plan on using it for everything)

 I really should have included the 42 outtakes.  This is the best one we got, OH and it is only the 2nd picture of our family of 5

 Taking a picture of a 3 year old, 2 year old, and 7 week old by yourself is hard work, do not judge

 Ellie and Aunt Mary (yes that flower is almost the size of her head)

 Ellie and Elizabeth

 3 baskets!

 close up of the boys chairs

 Zeke went straight for the cars

 and the whistle

Ben went after the chocolate (he's totally mine)


Tara said...

I love your family picture and coordinating outfits! And girl, I totally understand how hard it is to take a picture of the kids with them all trying to get down and not look at the camera. There are times I think that I must be acting like a lunatic to get them to smile :)

Cyndi - YaYa said...

I loved having the boys visit on Friday!! So glad you had a great Easter.. we did too...

Sarah said...

Oh I love the picture of the 3 of them on the couch. haha amazing!