Tuesday, April 2, 2013

easter 2013

our easter was pretty low key this year. i taught jack about the resurrection and the easter bunny in the week leading up to easter sunday -- he received both pieces of information with equal enthusiasm and talked about "white jesus" (watch the video, you'll understand where he got that from) and the easter bunny every day.

saturday we went to an easter egg hunt at a friend's house...jack was less than thrilled. what can i say, he was in a mood. we've done easter egg hunts in our living room every day since, but a hunt in muddy grass with a zillion big kids running around just wasn't his scene i guess.

(please note the short sleeves! this weekend was a dream, with pure sunshine and temps in the 60s. days like that make it totally worth it to live in seattle!)

easter sunday, both of my boys slept in and we barely made it to church on time -- causing me MUCH stress and anxiety. luckily we made it in time to sing christ the lord is risen today (my favorite!) and enjoyed some really beautiful messages about christ and the atonement. i love easter sunday! such a cheerful, hopeful day. 

but oh yeah, jack was still being an awesome two year old, and haaaated his cute easter outfit. he tore off his new turquoise tie before we even got to church, and the second we got home he was running inside to change into his utah jersey. i never got a family picture of all of us dressed up and that sucks. but, we had lunch, and i spent the rest of the afternoon prepping for easter dinner while the boys dyed easter eggs. 

we had friends over for dinner and i cooked my very first ham! it was delicious (and much easier than expected), which is good because we have enough leftovers to last us for weeks. i also made homemade rolls from scratch, and a butter almond cake for dessert. then i fell asleep at 9:30 p.m. because i was so worn out. ;)

oh yeah, we kind of skipped the "easter bucket" (jack's words) too, since he had JUST gotten some new toys as a potty training reward a few days before and because i'm not too keen on feeding him tons of candy. we just pulled out his easter basket from the hunt the day before without even adding anything to it. and i'm totally okay with that.

all in all, a wonderful (and SUNNY!) easter weekend. hooray for spring!

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