We had a great Easter weekend.
The original plan was to go to our ward Easter egg hunt and that was it for the hunts. Lucky for us, though, we got invited to a friends house on Good Friday and she hosted a big Hunt for us and a few other families, and Easter Sunday, we got invited to our friends house for dinner and another hunt.
The girls were pretty excited to use their new baskets
Our ward hosted a huge pancake breakfast followed by an Easter Egg hunt. The girls had a great time.
One of the older boys convinced Ada to trade with him her massive egg that she found. After, I told her that she does not need to trade her eggs with anyone. The egg she traded had some good chocolate in it. I think that she thought she was getting an awesome trade because it was a pink egg.
One of Ada's best friends.
Dad helping out Ivy
I am kicking myself that I didn't record the girls reaction to their baskets. Ada is so funny because she is genuinely excited over anything that is given to her and Ivy copies Ada's every move.
These girls are the biggest crack ups.
Ada is hitting a growth spurt and her church clothes are getting pretty short. We were not going to do "Easter" dresses, but since Ada really needs some new one's, we decided to get them each a little dress. Most of Ivy's clothes are hand-me-downs, but she gets really sad when Ada gets something new and she doesn't so we got her one too. I am learning how to use my camera, but clearly, I chose the wrong spot for this picture. Shadows and lighting are not great.
These girls love stuffed animals. I brought them to CVS about a month ago and they saw these little beanie babies and have not stopped talking about them. They even had a marble jar to work up to earning these. I broke down and got them. Ada's reaction was priceless. Her Unicorn goes with her everywhere. I think it's name is Uni right now.
I planned on roasting a turkey on Easter (I know, TURKEY on Easter! We had a leftover one in the freezer and I didn't feel like spending the money on ham) so I pulled it out of the freezer and started thawing it. Saturday night some friends of ours invited us to their family Easter dinner/Easter Egg hunt. How could we refuse? Since Chad didn't feel comfortable going to someone else's house, we had a big Easter lunch. We all probably gained ten pounds that day!
Our friends parents live up in Loomis in a beautiful home surrounded by beautiful property. The girls loved it. They had an Easter egg hunt for the four little kids, and after dinner, the adults got one. Super fun. We had to have our legs tied to our partner, oven mittens and sunglasses on. Made things pretty tricky. We came out with some good findings. A total of $8 in cash, bug repellent, candy, air fresheners. Scott and I made a pretty good team. Poor Ivy wanted me to hold her and was crying and being the good mom that I am, I ignored the poor girl. She found a happy place on the massive teeter todder, though.
The kids found money, presents, and candy on their hunt!
I accidentally knocked over Ada's box of nerds while we were taking a family picture and the only way I could get her to smile was by telling her we would get her another box. After looking everywhere with no luck, I finally found a box in Ivy's Easter Egg basket. She didn't even miss it.
Isn't that the coolest thing ever?
The girls were a filthy mess when they got home. It really was a good Easter.
And of course, I am grateful for my Savior and for His willingness to Atone for our sins so that we could live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. He lives!