Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

We had such a fun Easter. We started the morning by seeing what the Easter Bunny had left for Abigale. Can you just see the excitement?This is what she saw when she opened the door. She was so excited but she kept wanting to look for the Easter Bunny.My parents were in town so we were able to go to church with them where Jonathan and I (mostly Jonathan) were able to teach 7-8 year olds about the meaning of Easter. It was a great lesson and reminder of how important this holiday really is. We then went back to our house for
Yummy food:
Cute Lydia in new clothes:
Enjoying the beautiful weather and trying out the new bike:
Watching Lydia try out the jumper and I think she liked it:
We had such a fun day but we also had a great week leading up to Easter:

We went to a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt where we saw the Easter bunny, decorated cupcakes, colored pictures, played games and of course found easter eggs. It was a little cold but Abigale loved it.

We were lucky enough to have Jonathan's dad in town so we put him to work in helping us dye Easter Eggs. Abigale loved it but Lydia wasn't that excited.
We also went with some friends to a city Easter Egg Hunt at the local mall. It was a little crazy but Abigale got a lot of eggs and loved running around picking up candy.

This week was very busy but so much fun. I love this time of year and am so grateful for my Savior and all He did for me. All day I was thinking about Elder Holland's talk in conference and while Easter Egg Hunts and decorating eggs are fun, it is so important to remember why we really celebrate Easter. I am so grateful for my family. While some days as a mom can be very challenging, I feel so blessed to have these two little girls in my life!