I think we've been over run this year with Easter egg hunts and candy. My sweet Cohen who used to beg for a banana for a snack is now asking for "tweats" (aka treats) non-stop. It's far too difficult for me to keep even myself out of the candy, so I may have to just toss it soon before I go crazy.
Despite the excess of Easter treats, we had a wonderful holiday weekend. I didn't have my camera on me for most of it, but I did enjoy it.
We had a little Easter party with Steve's brother and his family on Friday. The kids loved playing with their cousins... they really are such good friends. Then, we had an egg hunt/breakfast on Saturday morning for a church activity at our park in the neighborhood. It's just too bad the weather has been so crummy still. It was a little bit of a swampy egg hunt in 46 degree weather. Where is Spring??? We colored eggs that evening.
I laugh when I see this picture and Kelan's expression... we colored one little green egg for him and of course he decided to taste it first. I must have alarmed him when I said "eww, yucky!" because I got this deer in the headlights (and a little cross-eyed!) look when I snapped the photo.
I'm not sure what Cohen did, but I asked him if he wanted to go on timeout... I snapped this photo mid-answer. I like that he's giving me this innocent pleading look as he says "no". ;) He is such a little charmer when he wants to be.
Then Sunday, we attended church and had a great Easter dinner with wonderful friends and family. I ate entirely too much turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade rolls, jello, veggies, etc. It was just all too good!
I should have gotten a picture of everyone when they were sitting down and eating, but that didn't happen. It's a little chaotic with 6 kids needing to be fed too... but here is the table before people and food.
My friend, Jen, motivated me to try growing my own wheat grass this year. I have wanted to, but just never got what I needed in time. It turned out so cute! I have harvested a bit of it and Steve is going to toss it in a smoothie and see how it tastes. ;)
Here are the kids just before we left for church that morning.
Don't they all look sweet? Even Cohen. But, don't let that fool you. Mid-way through our Sacrament meeting that day (a short 30-45 minutes after this photo was taken), a chain of events led to me chasing Cohen outside and into the parking lot. To top it off, I was in heels AND carrying Kelan at the same time. Good times... He ended up face planting it right there on the asphalt. Now there is a lovely little scuff mark on his nice suit pants to remind me of this very incident. Luckily his face was spared. He certainly makes life interesting!
Me and my monkeys. I didn't plan to match them... but once I realized that I did, I made Steve wear a purple tie too. :P No time to figure out a family photo though and still make it to church on time... too bad.
After church, the kids went on an Easter egg hunt in our house. We let Cohen go first because he's the youngest and he only made it half-way down the stairs. He found an egg on the stairs and decided to open it and eat all of it's contents before continuing. By the time he finished it, the older two had found all the eggs. He didn't seem to care though as long as he had his candy.
Aren't the two boys hilarious? The shed their white shirts and ties within seconds of being home. That Easter egg hunting is serious business!
Next year, this little guy will be running with the rest of them! It will be so fun. :)I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter... It always seems hard to keep the focus on what the holiday is truly about when you have children. My sister-in-law gave me the cutest thing that definitely helped my kids this year. You can check it out here or easily make your own!