Friday, April 27, 2012

Our Easter

Our Easter was very special and fun this year. We started the day very early for our church's sunrise service (6 a.m.!) and then a breakfast after; then we came home, changed clothes, and headed back to church for our morning service and cantata.

First, though--we had to snap a few precious pictures!

Grandma Jane and the littles (who, by the way, 
I am soon going to have to find a new nickname for--they are not so little anymore....)

Our Easter photo--always a favorite!

Colin and Lo, being silly for Mommy

After church, we headed back to our house for some fun.

Grandma Jane with Ethan

Grandma had some "special" eggs for the kids, and Daddy took a few minutes to find some good hiding places outside. Or--so he thought. Ethan found his in like 10 seconds....

....and he was, as you can plainly see, extremely excited!!

Col looked everywhere.... did Cam!

 His wasn't here....

...but he did spot his sisters.

Ethan helped Lo find hers....

....for which, she was grateful. *grin*

Cam finally found his....

....and next up was enjoying the goodies inside.

Grandma had to help Lola open hers.

Inside, the boys were treated to $5 and some new candy: Pop Rocks. They have never had them before, and had no idea what they would do once they hit their tongues! It was hilarious watching them.

Then we took the hunt inside, for Mommy and Daddy's hidden eggs. We let Lo go first, 
because we hid 12 just for her (in very obvious spots).

She had such fun collecting them!

She got up just fine....

....but needed her brother's help getting down.

Then the boys started searching. They found eggs so fast I could barely snap the pictures!
{toaster oven}

{Col, after discovering one in a funny place}

{Spotting one in Mommy's room}

Meanwhile, during the boys' hunt and the hubbub that went along with it, a certain someone was in another room opening her candy and shoving it in by the fistfulls. Unnoticed, of course.

Good thing she is so cute!

The hunt continued....

Then we enjoyed opening all the eggs to discover the treasures inside.
Grandma helped Lola.... (with the ones she hadn't eaten already)

...and the boys? Well, they had no trouble getting into all of their own.

There were coins abundant and lots of chocolate.

It was a great day, and I am overly thankful for another year to celebrate our risen Savior. 


Erica Miller said...

You probably don't know who I am, but I have been reading your blog since before Lola was born, and my goodness do you have some of the cutest kids ever! I really enjoy reading your stories, so thank you for blogging. I get so excited when you have a new post. I feel like I know you, even though I obviously don't, but some how your family is still special to me. I bet this sounds so weird. I don't mean to creep you out!! I promise I'm not a creep!! :)