April 14, 2010

Enjoying Easter

One of the mothers in our ward organized an egg hunt for the preschool-aged children. It was held at the nearby park, and it was very well attended, as you can see:

The egg hunt at Jason's work happened to be scheduled on the stormiest day of the week, so it was moved inside rather than cancelled. The children all filed past boxes full of eggs and were allowed to select a few:

We colored eggs first thing on Saturday morning. Every year I vow to hard boil more eggs next year, and every year I forget and do the same amount (18). The coloring process takes less time than it does to get setup, but at least we didn't have to clean up a spill this year:

Easter Sunday arrived with children eager to see what the Easter bunny had left. Once their curiosity was satisfied, they excitedly requested bunny-shaped pancakes for breakfast. I made flowers and eggs as well, and the boys decorated them with chocolate chips:

Between sessions of General Conference, we had a lunch with foods typical of what the Savior might have eaten in Jerusalem:

We rounded up the evening with a gathering at Grandma and Grandpa Park's home for yet another indoor egg hunt. Needless to say, we now have a house full of candy:

This post authored by Amber


Joy said...

Looks like the holiday was celebrated thoroughly! What a great idea to have a Jerusalem meal. Garrett looks like such a big kid in the photos!

Julie said...

Amber, you do such cute, memorable things with your boys. When holidays come along, I always think I've got to remember to go back to your site and see how you celebrated that holiday the year before :-). If you ever feel so inclined, toss up your holiday plans a few days before the holiday. Admirers like me would love to copy your great ideas :-)! You are such an adorable mom.