Sunday, April 12, 2009

Boiled Egg and Chocolate Overdose

We had a very nice Easter weekend. Saturday we dyed eggs (4 dozen) with Grammy. And lest you all think I'm crazy for letting each child dye a dozen eggs a piece, I'll have you know that we have less than one dozen left. We probably lost about 8 eggs with the dropping, spoon racing and what not, but the rest have been eaten by my kids. They love boiled eggs. Carter was so funny when he walked in the kitchen and saw the pot with the eggs boiling away. He said, "Mmmmm....it smells like roasted eggs in here. I love dose things!" But as much as they love the eggs, I'm tired of my house smelling like a sulfur pot, so I won't be sad tomorrow when the last have been gobbled up.

Sunday morning we woke to find our baskets filled and eggs hidden around the house. We all dined on chocolate for breakfast. (Reese's peanut butter eggs for me!) While Carter was hunting his eggs, he found one hidden in a silly spot and exclaimed, "What the hell?!" I think my jaw hit the floor. Proud parent moment there. Nothing like hearing your 5 year old cursing on Easter Morn. Ay-yi-yi....

We had to get a few pictures in our new Easter clothes and with our baskets.









These two girls love nothing more than a good photo shoot. They come up with more poses than you can imagine.

And you better bet your bottom dollar that these two little rascals will demand a photo shoot if the big girls get to have one. The little squirts, I just want to pinch their cheeks off.

After the camera time, we loaded up and headed to church. Which was very nice and quite uplifting. Afterwards, we enjoyed a nice dinner at Jarom's folks house. Now, it's time to pack up the Easter grass and finish off the chocolate. :)

For all you primary choristers out there here is an idea (for senior singing time) that I used today and have used in every ward I've been chorister in. It has been a hit in all 3 wards. I just pull out the songbooks (and so far every building has had a big stack of them, either in the library or the primary closet) hand them to the kids and let them sing with the words right in front of them. You would be surprised at how much they like this. You can sing all the versus of songs they barely know (which works well for holiday songs that are rarely sung) and the kids really will sing along. It's a nice change for them to just be able to read the words and sing, instead of trying to memorize.

16 comments:

Natalie and Quin said...

That is HILARIOUS!!!! And No, uncle Quin did not teach him that. That sounds like direct learning from good BYU cheering people.

Jennifer P. said...

What the he** Elena--where are your kids learning to curse :)?!?!

Love the cute easter outfits--and nice to see Johnny Dog too!

Happy Easter to you!

Gina said...

Ah, yes. Proud parenting moments. Like the time I dropped something and my then 4 year old first born said, "Mommy, you forgot to say, 'Damn it!'"

Or the time the same child tried out SH!T- only his dad is from Romania so it came out "Sheet".

Yep, they make you proud.

And "Passover Eggs" are a huge hit here no matter the season. I don't make them often enough, though.

becky ward said...

i forget that you do a dozen for each kid. we did ten eggs and still have nine left. they stink!

i love the umbrella's. how fun! it was fun to see you guys last night.

Grammy said...

Hmmmmmm, sounds like it's time for Grammy to have a talk.
Gina's comment was hilarious.

Miki said...

Look's like EAster over here is a tiny glimpse of what Easter is over there! I wonder why....lol.

You're so good for sharing that swear word. LOL...oh no....so funny. I like hearing everyone else's stories too...

Brenda said...

Never laughed so hard at an Easter blog post ever! Still giggling as I type this! My 6 year old flipped off her 9 year old sister the other day, if that makes you feel any better. I asked her if she knew what that meant, and she said (through her tears, because she knew I was not happy) "swear words!" We all get to embrace those "proud parents moments" sometimes! Good luck on getting all the sulfur smell out! I had to move my eggs to the fridge in the garage!

Lee Ann said...

Oh they are so cute!
And here's a good one for ya. My kids did not remember ever seeing a hard boiled egg! (I was a bit embarrased!) The last time they saw one was last Easter. Neither of them liked them so today they're going to be egg salad and we'll see if they like it that way.

Fur said...

That is the best! And I'm, of course, talking about Carter's comment1 :)

Tamie said...

an umbrella is an interesting easter tradition....where did that come from?
cute kiddo-s and love the easter outfits (we actually forgot to take some easter sunday pictures....gasp!)

Wendy said...

I was going to ask about the umbrellas too. With the cool wet spring we've had this year, they will definitely come in handy!

Love the swear word on Easter. Hilarious. :-D

The Wolfs said...

Love the story! It is so funny - well not funny but funny- how these sweet little angels know when and where to drop the swears! Crazy stuff I love the picts and the umbrellas what a clever idea! Glad to hear you had a great Easter!

Kat said...

Lizzy and the girls came for Easter...and made 3+ dozen eggs. We only have a few left...I think I am going to make scotch eggs with them tomorrow. Yum.

Oh...and I love the umbrellas. I should have done that as it is SOOOO rainy here right now.

JandK Manwaring Family said...

What a fun Easter! Your kids are SO cute. As far as the profanity, Gracie did that same thing recently. I had her repeat it about 10 times just to be sure that was really what she was saying, and by about the 5th time I knew that's what it really was, but it was just so shocking and funny I had her keep doing it a few more times. Oh, and amen on the Easter candy. Your favorites are mine, too, and holy cow they are delicious!!!!!!!!!!!

Cherie said...

Cute pictures Elena and the swearing - How Funny!! Made me laugh sometimes the darndest things come out of kids mouths! ha ha

LouandAngela said...

:) Okay, I'll admit it. Damian has said that one a couple of times. The first time I heard him say it, I said, "Where in the heck did he learn that?" Lou kindly reminded me of a time when I found him doing something so disgusting (for the second time!) I can't even mention here and those exact words came out of MY mouth. Shame on me. Yep, I've never lived it down.

Love the cute photo shoot! The umbrellas are a fun touch. How do you narrow down your pictures? I have such a hard time picking a few to post. I think I always post too many or collage too many.