This morning we had a chance to help clean up a small section of Mt. Timpanogas park with some accounting students. It was actually really nice to get out and do that. Upon returning we did the following:
The kids never let a holiday go by without prompting me with lots of reminders on what needs to happen. My kids keep me going :0).
Chris behind the camera...."Smile"
Second try........not much better.
And third try after he said "look like you're happy"
so easy to snap a cute pic of this kid
This year I had the kids help me get the candies in the eggs and let them know loud and clear that we'll go hide the eggs and candy while they waited downstairs. With me already holding so many secrets about Santa and the tooth fairy and them COMPLETELY believing they exist......I just couldn't bear to continue on with the lies and the Easter Bunny......especially on such a beautiful and wonderful occasion. Call me practical but I dread the day they figure out Santa is not real and I fear they'll be disappointed. I also wouldn't want them to think Jesus Christ is amongst one of these unreal and commercialized characters that I've been "lieing" to them about. I'll be the first to admit.......I'm a worry wart.....What?...... I heard that.....that was not nice.
The "Easter Bunny"
The boys getting ready to go hunting. The two older ones feeling competitive.
Completely happy with just 2 eggs.
This is after a couple melt downs/screaming fits. It's just so painful when your older brother is snatching all the eggs.
We had dinner, set up an egg/treat hunt for the neighbor kids, and headed to the dollar theater. We watched Hotel for Dogs, came home had root beer floats, baths, and a lesson about Christ and the Resurrection. Kids really do keep us moving. I hope they remember the good times and know/feel our blessings.
I hope you have/had a wonderful Easter as well.