Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009

What a beautiful Easter day! It started out with Katelynn running into our room yelling, "Santa Claus took our Easter baskets away to fill them up!" In Scott's family they have a tradition of setting out their Easter baskets the night before, and during the night the Easter bunny comes, fills the baskets, and hides them somewhere in the house. So, last night we gave the kids their baskets to set out on the hearth for the Easter bunny to fill and hide. They were quite excited about that.

Before we could search for our baskets in the morning we went to church. The choir sang two songs, and they did a great job. I started to freak out, though, because they announced that there would be a speaker, the choir singing one number, then a closing speaker, but we were prepared to sing 3 songs; one at the beginning, one in the middle and one at the end. I was, like, "What do I do?! Do I just choose one?! Which one do I choose?!" Scott had to calm me down (for the second time that day, since I was hyper-ventilating earlier because we were going to be late for sacrament meeting). I wrote a note and handed it to the bishopric, asking them what we should do. They decided to have us sing the intermediate song and the closing song. So, it worked out fine. But, I was still Aaahh!

After we got home we had to take pictures of the kids in their Easter outfits. Looking at the pictures I can't believe how much they've grown. They are actually kids now, not little babies.

The girls were excited to have their pictures taken in their pretty dresses. Michael not so much. That's why we don't have an individual shot of him.



Emma, Katelynn & Michael

Then, it was time to hunt for their baskets. Michael's was easy to find. I *ahem* I mean, the Easter bunny hid it behind the train table, and Katelynn actually found it before church. Oh, well. The girls needed a little more help. We had to keep encouraging them, "Look HERE." Katelynn actually opened all the cabinets in the kitchen but the one her basket was in and left the kitchen. After a little prompting she opened the right cupboard and found it.


We told Emma to look in the bathroom. She just stuck her head in there, said, "Nope." and moved on. We kept saying, "Emma, go look in the bathroom again." and she was refusing to look in there! Finally we convinced her to look harder in the bathroom.

Now let's try out these bunny ears!

Michael with his basket.

Since Scott has a test tomorrow we decided to do "Easter dinner" tomorrow evening with our friends the Larsons. Then we can all enjoy our feast more (after their horrendous test is over) and play a game or something.

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter and have a chance to reflect on our Savior and his amazing sacrifice for us.

"Oh, it is wonderful that He should care for me enough to die for me.
Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me."


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