Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Our Easter

Easter seems to be a busy time around here. There are a lot of activities to do and the kids really love doing those things, so we tend to cram everything in. But by doing so, it's easy to lose the true meaning of the holiday. Addie and I have been involved in mommy preschool since she was 2, and this year, Erin, the Mom who taught closest to Easter, decided to teach about it. Even though they didn't devote the entire lesson to Jesus' resurrection, they did learn about it and got a cute cut out to bring home. Using that cutout has helped my kids understand the story a little better (visual learners?), and just last night (a month later), I had Adelyn teach our FHE lesson using that cutout. Even though it's been awhile she totally remembered the Easter story! I'm so grateful for those church teachers, parents and friends in our lives who help to reinforce important concepts, ideas, and religion into my kids. It truly takes a village to raise our kids!!!

Here are some of the activities we did for Easter this year!
1. Playgroup Annual Easter Egg Hunt
 A fun activity for the kids to go crazy grabbing any egss they see. I prepped them that they were only allowed 10 each. However, Addie got lost in all the chaos and came back with probably 20 sparkly/pink/girly eggs. Ha! Dallin was fine staying by my side and would have been happy with the 1 or 2 he grabbed himself (I basically put the rest in his basket). He was just happy that there was candy in them!

2. Decorated Easter Eggs
we tried a new technique this year- we scribbled on them with crayons as soon as they were done boiling and the color was SO much more vibrant and it looked so so pretty after they were dipped into they dye later!

3. Midwestern University Egg Hunt
 there are so many fun activities to do, the kids had a blast!

4. Easter Morning
 I should just get used to the fact that the more kids we have, the less likely we'll get a picture where they're all looking and smiling! Dallin was way  more interested in his new cars than taking a picture :) This year, the kids needed summer jammies, so that's what the Easter Bunny brought.

5. Family Egg Hunt
 Dallin went hiding into the house to indulge himself on the sweets :) Basically ,Addie found most of our decorated boiled eggs this year!

I personally am so grateful for Jesus' sacrifice for us and so that we can all be with the ones we love again. Knowing that gives purpose to strengthening the relationships and families we have here on earth. I know our Savior lives and loves us!

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