Saturday, April 10, 2010
Easter, as usual, was great. It was a crazy day, but thankfully still charged with some good spiritual energy due to the great suggestions I got a couple posts ago (thanks again for that).
It was even great despite the fact that I think I may be the one mean Mormon mom on the planet who made her kids get dressed up on Easter even though it happened to fall on General Conference Sunday. You see, General Conference (when we stay home and watch all our church leaders speak words of wisdom to us from the television set for four hours) happened to fall on Easter Sunday this year. Traditionally on General Conference we hang out in our p.j.'s, make cinnamon rolls, have a great brunch with friends in between sessions, and let those words of inspiration wash over us.
But on Easter, well, besides the spiritual and fun stuff, we have some picture-taking traditions we must live up to. So the kids got fancied up just for a little bit (just from stuff they already had in their closets aside from Lu's $8 dress from Target we found the night before). And they were good sports about...except in this picture Max had just about had enough. (But seriously kids...you'll be so happy some day when we have all our Easter pictures up from years gone by and we have one from this year too...or maybe that'll just be me that is happy...Hmmmm. Well, thanks for appeasing me anyway.)
Obviously I have no self-control when it comes to taking pictures of Lucy. I just can't help myself. I think it's because it's a huge challenge. It takes some serious cajoling:
But before all that gussying-up-picture-taking-mumbo-jumbo we had the other festivities...
The follow-the-string-to-the-Easter-basket was the biggest maze yet.
Max had to go all over outside and through the cars to find his.
Lucy's string-interest didn't last long so I just showed her her basket. And for the rest of the morning all she cared about was the play-doh it held:
...and stacking plastic eggs from one basket to another:
Then the kids hunted for eggs.
And we soaked in General Conference. LOVED it.
(That's a bingo game thingy the kids love to do that helps them listen more closely to the talks.)
Then we hosted 30 people for dinner. Boy howdy that was a crowd but it was so much fun to have a bunch of Dave's family together.
(Those yellow glasses aren't for real but aren't they cute?)
I forgot to take a picture of this table until almost everyone had deserted it, but you get the idea.
The teenagers made up some games in the back yard:
And of course, another egg hunt was in order:
So there you have it, Easter in an "eggshell." Get it? Man, sometimes I crack myself up, especially when I haven't slept for a long time.
Happy Easter, from our family to yours!