Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend

Friday night Grammy and Grampy came and enjoyed the Easter egg dying with us. I let my kids dye a dozen a piece because they love it so much, but I only did 6 for Kate. However, I should have done the full dozen for her because she was VERY into it this year. I love dying eggs, it's what really kicks off the holiday for me.




After the egg dying, we all settled down to watch Enchanted. You might say Kate was "enchanted" by the movie. She laid in this position and didn't move for a very long time.

Saturday we went to Horton Hears a Who (which is really quite cute) and then had dinner at Jarom's parent's. The boys got crazy and got their testosterone aggression out by ramming heads while wearing toy buckets. They looked like young male elk. It was pretty hilarious and I think they each came out of it with a battle wound or two to brag about.

After the kids went to bed I wentto Applebees to enjoy some quality time with my girl friends (Becky, Elise, and Elise's sister Caitlan). When the evening too quickly came to a close (at 11:30 pm) Becky and I made a run to Walmart to get a few last minute Easter dinner items. I could NOT believe the amount of people actually doing their full on Easter shopping at midnight BEFORE Easter. It blew my mind.

Easter Morning! The Easter Bunny left our baskets filled, eggs hidden, and candy galore. After a quick check of the goods, we left for church to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday. (And by the way, my sharing time went very well. I used the scripture eggs, along with pictures of Christ to tell the Easter story. Thanks for all the ideas.)


Wearing our Sunday bests; we're ready for an Easter Parade!

18 comments:

Lee Ann said...

What a beautiful bunch you have there! Looks like you all had lots of fun.

Lou & Angela Harris Family said...

Hey, you got a picture with ALL of your kids looking at you and smiling! Not fair! Did you see mine?

Looks like your family made out like bandits too! How fun! Holiday traditions are so great! It makes me want to be a kid again!

Glad your sharing time went well. I have to start doing those again. Next month. . .

becky ward said...

i love the easter outfits. purple is great!

Camille said...

Easter looks like fun at your house! Your family is so cute, and looking so grown up!

The Jones Family said...

Elena,
Your kids looked so cute. I'm sad i didn't see Kate in nursery, but I was gone. I enjoy reading your blog. It is fun seeing where Kate gets all her cuteness/sweetness from!
Jewelle

Elena Manwaring said...

Lee Ann- Thank you, we did have a nice time.

Angela- If you must know the truth, that semi-good shot was one out of about 20.

Becky- I loved the purple too. I just couldn't resist.

Camille- Yes, Easter is fun. I think a holiday should always be fun no matter what.

Jewelle- I didn't even get a chance to peek my head in to nursery on Sunday, but I did notice there were subs. Hope you had a nice time where ever you were.

Jennifer P. said...

Too cute! I love everyone's Easter finest! Glad you guys had such a great time with the eggs--you're brave to do a dozen a piece!

Glad the Easter bunny was so kind to all of you, and that your sharing time went alright!

Deanna said...

Your children are completely adorable!!! And your sharing time was wonderful. Sorry I didn't leave you a few more minutes for Sr. ...Have a good one!

Elise said...

Oh my goodness, the kids look DARLING!! And I see that Carter has a very boyish basket-- nice work.

It was so fun to see you!! I really think we need to have a SLC girls day!

Also, we're going to dye eggs next year-- you've inspired me.

Lou & Angela Harris Family said...

Hey, if you DO have a SLC girl's trip, give me a call! I'm always good for girl time! :)

J&K Manwaring Family said...

Easter is so fun with little kids! Kate looked extra comfy watching Enchanted. It looked like a great time to me. Glad you all had a great Easter, and I love your blog!

elena said...

Jennifer- My mom always did a dozen for each of us, guess I'm just following tradition.

Deanna- No problem with the time thing, it worked out fine. Usually I am praying for you to take more time. :)

Elise- Yep, one $5 boy basket found at midnight. And YES we do need a SLC trip. That would be a riot.

Angela- I'll be sure to give you ring if I ever make it your way. I feel like I haven't see you forever.

Jeremy & Kelly- Woo hoo, comments from you guys! :)

Emily Loria said...

Your kids look darling! I just had to laugh at the toy bucket head ramming... that is just so a boy thing. What is going through their little minds!! ;) BOYS!

We saw Horton Hears a Who yesterday and loved it!

Glad you had a wonderful Easter!

Our Willy Happy Bunch said...

Cute outfits and Whoa! The Easter Bunny is generous! I got out of coloring eggs this year and all the mess. My Mother-in-law had the kids all set this year. Awesome!

grammy said...

How did you find such an angelic moment with the girls? It looks like a church magazine pose or something. It's really cute.

Benjamin, Kaylin & Eli said...

I Love the purple easter outfits!! Sooo Cute!

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

Is there anything better than little girls in Easter dresses? They look adorable!! What a fun weekend.

Elena Manwaring said...

Emily- Yes, boys will be boys. Glad you can empathize.

Julie- Glad you got to take a little break. What a nice mother-in-law.

Mom- It was just one of the 20 shots I took to get them all looking at the camera at the same time. Notice Carter is cropped out? He wasn't so angelic looking.

Kaylin- Thanks

Amber- I agree, there is just something about Easter dresses and little girls .