Monday, April 12, 2010
Easter is awesome, especially when it falls on Conference weekend! We enjoyed a relaxing, spiritual Sunday with Zack & Kylee, and then headed to Bri's parent's house for a wonderful Easter dinner. Jeff and Colby hid some eggs for the kids to find which Chase and Clara loved! It made up for missing the neighborhood Easter egg hunt which took place the previous weekend when we were in St. George.
The Easter Bunny did make it to our house, but shouldn't have bothered... :) I'll explain: Both of the kids got springtime Jammie's which they cast aside immediately. Chase got the Alvin & the Chipmunk's soundtrack, but apparently wanted the sing along DVD instead (duh Easter Bunny), and Clara got a pink dress which she immediately described as "itchy- I don't like it." :) Ha! Clara was also concerned that the Easter Bunny didn't bring a basket for me, but seeing how the other baskets were a flop I'm glad he didn't! Wink wink. Luckily the Easter Bunny got one thing right- the candy filled eggs! Whew...
Somewhere in the fun filled weekend I was able to have a nice discussion with the kids about Easter and why we celebrate it. We read an Easter children's book with beautiful pictures that was really nice. Clara kept getting hung up on Jesus' 'scratches' but Chase grasped the real meaning behind the story. One of my favorite things about being a mom is having the opportunity to share my testimony of sacred gospel principles with my kids. I told Clara, it even makes up for not getting an Easter basket!