Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Break Part One

Celebrating Easter was a great way to kick off 9 days of school-free fun for Spring Break. 

We colored easter eggs.  I didn’t think Cameron would join in, but he did.  That was a pleasant surprise.  


The kids took such pride in their work…


We watched “HOP” in our theatre while the kids anticipated the arrival of the “Easter Bunny” that night. 


On Easter Morning, the kids opened their Easter baskets.  The extra sugar in the candy fueled their energy for sack races.  They come up with some pretty creative ways to entertain themselves!  


We didn’t really have time to take pictures Sunday before church, but I had the kids pose for a quick shot.  It was absolutely the wrong time of day with the harsh sunlight blinding them, but they’re still cute, squinty eyes and all.


That night, we went to Grandma Carmen’s for an Easter Egg Hunt since we don’t have a yard yet.  Brooklyn is always lucky.  She found the one and only golden egg. 


Matti was having a hard time breathing after the hunt.  Little did we know we would be taking her to the Emergency Room later that night to spend the next 2 days and 2 nights at Primary Children’s Hospital.  More on that in the next post!


Let me just put it out there right now.  Although the kids have fun with all the holiday activities, sometimes we are just plain tired of the commercialization!   Justin and I felt we needed to focus a part of Sunday on the Resurrection.  We watched a video, talked and read scriptures about why we really celebrate Easter.   I am thankful for the Atonement of our Savior and I hope the kids appreciate the significance and sacredness of observing this day.


Mary said...

Cute pictures. The kids look great. Wierd not seeing Colton in these. I hope all is well with him.

Krysta said...

Cute pictures! I bet you are loving your new camera. I completely agree about Easter. I'm glad you took the time to focus on the resurrection. I would like to get into the habit of the easter bunny celebrations all on Saturday and then focus on the resurrection on Sunday ending with a nice family Easter dinner.