Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend

We had a great Easter weekend! I hope you did, too! I'm so glad that we serve a Risen Savior!

Kaden's school has an Easter parade each year. I may be slightly biased (ok, totally), but I think we have the cutest Easter bunny! The kids walked in waving palm branches and then sang a few Easter songs. When we got in the car, I told Kaden how proud of him we were and how much I really liked the song they sang talking about rolling away the rock (and the cute motions). The first thing he said was, "Did I do good waving my palm branch?" He did great.


Before we move on to our Easter weekend, I have to share these with you. I saw some "Goldfish carrots" on Pinterest and decided to make a variation of them for the boys to share with their classmates. Instead of using Goldfish, I used cheese puffs and they turned out great!

We started our Easter celebrations early. On Saturday, we went to my parents and just hung out all day. The boys love going there and just playing outside. My dad has a mule (Kawasaki, not a real mule) and my grandma has a golf cart and they love riding on them.

Kevin and K.C. arrowhead hunting. They both love to find treasures.

I don't know what Kaden was more excited about - the chocolate milkshake Grandma made him or his Easter basket from her.

My mom loves dying Easter eggs, so we decided to dye ours at my parents. We did the regular egg dye as well as some volcano dye the boys picked out. Let me warn you: volcano dye is not as it appears. Inside the box were six or seven crayons that had to be shaved. The shavings were then put on hot eggs (and my mom and I had each boiled a dozen and a half eggs that were already cooled, so we boiled some more) to create a volcano explosion look. My husband is the best crayon shaver if you ever need one!

After egg dying, we had an Easter egg hunt. I really wish we had recorded some of this because it was so much fun! The boys were too cute!

After our egg hunt, BeBe (the boys' name for my mom) made Resurrection Rolls with the boys. If you haven't done this before, you should. Not only does it allow you to share a great message, it's fun for the kids to do and they taste delicious! K.C. and Kaden were so funny as they were helping make Jesus (the marshmallow covered with butter, cinnamon and sugar). When the rolls were done, Kaden exclaimed, "Jesus melted! We melted Jesus."

My dad took the boys out with him to ride on the mule and took them for a treat. They were excited about their candy and K.C. was especially excited about his orange drink!

After dinner (which was delicious), the boys opened their other Easter baskets.

 When we got up Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny had visited our house.

Before church, we tried to take a few family pictures.

I'm so thankful for my Savior who loved me enough to die on the cross for my sins. We serve an awesome God!

And just for fun, a few of the outtakes:

Linking up with Sami and Carissa.


Kayla Peveler said...

OMG cutest family shots EVER. Its funny because I used to not be able to tell which one was K.C. and which one was Kaden but OMG I cannot get over KC's grin :) soo precious. Yay for a great Easter weekend, you gorgeous girl!

Jen said...

Love this! How cute are the boys?! Your family pictures are great!

hannah singer said...

love the family pics!
and the cheese puff carrot idea is adorable!

happy monday!

Kathryn said...

I laughed out loud at "we melted Jesus." Too cute. Looks like a great Easter with your family!

Susannah said...

What a great Easter weekend. Your family looked adorable! :-) It's so wonderful that we serve a risen Savior! :-)

Allyson Butler said...

What a fun Easter...these pictures are so sweet!

Ashley Robyn said...

Ahhhh these pictures. You guys need to be on the front of an Easter magazine!! I love the one of the boys at the end and the one of all 4 of you right above those of the boys. Hope you had a good start to your week and I will agree that you guys did have the cutest Easter bunny! hehe

Brittney Musterman said...

Looks like you had a fantastic holiday weekend! Love coloring eggs with wee ones =) Probably one of my favorite things ever! I also read your "races" page...have to say I'm impressed! I love running and love seeing others who enjoy it as much as I do! Thanks for sharing friend!