Thursday, March 31, 2016

Easter 2016

Our Easter plans had to change quite a bit this year due to rain.  I feel like it has been raining so much lately!  I didn't love not getting to do all of our activities (Church Easter festival, hunting eggs outside, etc), but there's not much we could do about it!  We just carried on!

One fun thing we could do even with rain?  Dye eggs!  We actually ended dyeing them on two separate days, but the kids sure weren't complaining!  Both times we dyed them at Grammy and Pop's since that's where they would be hunting for the eggs anyway.  This way we didn't have to worry about transporting them.

This girl is a pro!

I was impressed with Cooper this year!  Dyeing the eggs held his attention for much longer than it did last year.  He also was pretty gentle (which is a relative term with Cooper) with the eggs during the process.

The final product of round 2!

One of the things that we also like to do every year (that doesn't depend on weather) is to do resurrection rolls.  This was the first year that Cooper really had an understanding of the reason behind doing them and already knew about the story of Jesus on the cross!

Don't you love his crown?  It's one of LL's from school that he insisted on wearing - haha.

Team work!

The kids got lots of awesome goodies in their Easter baskets.

LL got a new bible (in the back), some candy, and a bunny.

Cooper got some new books, some candy, a dinosaur, and a shirt.

We woke up on Easter morning ready to celebrate!

We actually did have kind of a rough morning getting ready for church.  The devil was at work to steal our joy for sure!  We did all manage to get ready and to church on time, though.

My beautiful girl!

The back of her dress.  Grammy did a beautiful job.

My handsome boy!  A boy in a bowtie just kills me.  So.  Stinkin.  Adorable.

This is his personality 100%.

It was pretty drizzly when we left for church, but we managed to get a few pictures on the porch before we left.

These two fill up my heart!

All the heart eyes for this one.

Our attempt at a family picture after church wasn't the greatest.  It was drizzling, and the kids wanted to play!

Thankfully we got an amazing picture before we went into church.  He is risen!

Here's a look back at our family over the last 7 years of Easters!  I always love seeing how much we change over the years!

My babies!  It always amazes me how much they grow in a year!

Even with the rain and less activities than normal, we still had a fantastic Easter.  You can look back at our past Easters here:


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Class Easter Parties

For Easter this year, both kids ended up having the class parties on the same day.  LL ended up having a big field trip in place of her class party, and Cooper's class met at a park to do their egg hunt and eat some snacks.  Matt planned to go with LL on her field trip, and Grammy and Pop took Cooper to his party.  I hated to miss out on both of them, but it just wasn't possible for me to make either of them work with my school schedule.  

First up: Cooper's class party!

All dressed up and ready to party!

If there is playing involved, you know Cooper is going to be having a blast.

They did manage to corral him long enough to eat some snacks!

After picking up all the blue eggs at the Bunny Hop, Cooper is an egg hunting pro!

He did vary his colors a little more this time.  ;)

Both of the 2.5 year old classes

But his favorite part of the whole thing?  Playing of course!

Now for LL's party:

LL's class took a field trip to Reed Bingham.  This was also her first day going to school without her boot since braking her ankle!

First up for LL was a boat ride!

LL's sweet group of friends.

The girls in LL's class.

LL's class.

Best friends!

This isn't the most flattering picture - but I just love how happy she is!

Time for the class egg hunt!

To finish up the day, the kids got to play a round of putt-putt.  Here's a video of LL playing.

Here's a second video of LL and her mini-golf skills.

I'm so glad both kids had a blast and got to have family there with them to celebrate!