This Easter was very different from the ones we have had in the past. First off, because we had it in Texas, second, because it was at Jeff and Tammy's house, and third, because Austin was not with us. Austin had a business trip in California the Monday after Easter so he decided to go the weekend before and visit my brother Jon and his family. (Okay you know Austin, he totally forgot it was Easter)
Each year the boys get more and more into the holidays. Isaac kept asking me weeks before Easter, when it was time to "find eggs and candy." I am starting to learn not to talk about holidays too early before the day actually comes because it is too difficult at their age to explain that holidays are on a certain day.
So, on Easter morning we went to church, came home and dyed eggs, and then while the boys were napping, Tammy and I hid the eggs around the yard. After the boys woke up they saw their Easter baskets on the table and were super excited. We let them "ohhh" and "aweee" for a bit and then sent them on their hunt. After their egg hunt we ate a delicious ham dinner with the traditional hocus pocus rolls for dessert. The rolls were a fun way to teach the boys about the Resurrection. First you make the dough and then fold a marshmallow into it, once it is cooked the marshmallow is no longer there. A perfect way to teach about the empty tomb on the third day of Christ's death.
The first two pictures are of us after church in our Easter outfits.
The boys matched in their purple ties and the girls matched in their turquoise dresses.
And of course the bunny noses quickly became spiders, airplanes, and even butterflies throughout the day.
Here are the boys wearing their sun glasses they got in their Easter baskets while holding their monster Easter eggs we made that day.
Here are what the boys got in their Easter baskets from the Easter bunny. Squirt gun, sword, and shades.
Right before the hunt!
Outside hunting for eggs, or in Andrew's case, hunting and than devouring.
Andrew decided to take his stash into the bathroom after we were done. Or maybe after he used the restroom he plopped down on the ground too eager to go anywhere else to eat his candy.
We could not get a picture of her smiling with her eyes open and looking at the camera, so I just used this picture. I couldn't resist that face anyways.
There are some Emeri smiles.
Here are the boys with their toys. Don't you love how Isaac's shades are upside down? He put them on all by himself.
Showing off their guns!!! Macho Macho boys, Macho boys!