Sunday, April 12, 2009
Coloring eggs the night before. Mary and I did it ourselves. Sam and Ben were already tucked in bed. The Easter bunny snuck into our house last night and hid the eggs she made as well as others. Mary and Sam LOVED finding the eggs. It was so funny to watch them running all over and shouting when they found one. The Easter bunny is so silly.
The finished product. Sparkles everywhere, no dye spills, and one happy and excited little girl.
Two years ago today, we blessed Sam. The night before, we were coloring Easter eggs with my family. Mary accidentally soaked her hands in the purple dye, and literally had bright purple hands the next day. We could not get it off. It looked like she had purple gloves on. It looked hilarious with her adorable pink Easter dress...not so hilarious next to Sam in his blessing tux. I was horrified at first, but soon after just had to laugh. If blessing Sam wasn't enough, Mary sure got a lot of attention at church that day.
Big, fat snow storm to wake up to. It was the pretty kind of snow storm. The silent, big flakes kind of snow. It is 6:00pm now, and it is still going strong. Love it!
Ben can't resist the dense, wet snow.
One of my favorite Easter traditions, new Sunday clothes!!! We didn't get the best pictures this time, but they turned out good enough for us. I didn't realize until I put Sam's adorable vest and tie on, that I forgot to buy matching shoes. He wore his brown tennis shoes to church today. Oh well, it actually didn't look that bad. I had a hat just like Mary's when I was her age, and I loved it. She loved her hat as well. Even though I spent the night on the bathroom floor (literally), and felt TERRIBLE today, I grinned every time I saw my little kiddos all snazzied up today. Oh man, they were just too cute. Thanks grandma Belnap!
When all is said and done, however fun the celebrating can be, we make sure that Easter is about Christ, his Atonement, and Resurrection. He is the center of our lives. It is special for us to be able to sit down with our kids and teach them about Christ and why we celebrate Easter. It is such a special holiday.