Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter was late in the month this year (April 24th) so the kids were not off of school to get all the traditional easter egg dying done.  So the day before Easter we dyed our Easter eggs.  It is always fun to decorate eggs for eachother!  It was a beautiful, sunny day!

The final product:

When we woke Easter morning the sky was dark and grey.  Looks like it might rain!  Not good since I had tables, chairs and decorations all set up outside.  Plus we had over 500 eggs to hide in the yard.  We were hoping that the rain would hold such luck...30 minutes before everyone showed up the rain began!  Ryan and I had to run outside and move all the tables/decorations under the cover.  Then we moved a table indoors.  Luckily the house was big enough for everyone to still be able to sit at the tables and enjoy their food and the company.  It made me realize that the decorations and fluff are not what make an "Easter Celebration".  It is just being together with the family.  This year we were able to have both my side and Ryan's side of the family over so it was a great group of family!!  We are so blessed that the majority of our family lives within 45 minutes of eachother!

So back to Sunday morning...

The kiddos came down in the morning and got to see what the Easter bunny had left them:

Mackenzie got new volleyball knee pads and a bag.

Madalyn got lace tights and a movie "The Outsiders"

Meredith got silly putty, dance tights and a bathing suit.

Trevor was the most excited (can you tell???)!!!  He got the Pokemon White DS game that he has been asking for months for!

Then we had our inside morning egg hunt
 (thanks Grandma and Grandpa for all the $$ filled eggs)!

Here they are in their Easter outfits:

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