Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend

We had a lovely Easter weekend. This is the first year the Easter Bunny has come to our house. We asked him to come on Saturday morning so we could be a little more focused on the Sabbath on Easter Sunday. One of my favorite things as a kids was that rather than hiding eggs at our house, jelly beans got hidden everywhere. It was always a race to see who could collect the most beans. My sisters and I would always be sure to wear our nightgowns the night before so we could just scoop the beans into our gowns as we held them out. It wasn't always the most modest sight, I'm sure. So, we asked the Easter Bunny to leave a trail of jelly beans at our house this year, as well. (Who ever knew hos tedious that would be?) Zane thought it was pretty neat to wake up to candy, even though he wasn't quite sure what was going on. (I have video, but it's long so I won't torture everyone). Then after finding his basket and having a breakfast of jellybeans and creamy wheat we got a lot of chores done.

Nora is really starting to hold her own.

Kevin and I went to the temple on Saturday afternoon with our ward. It was a lovely session and our ward completely filled the endowment room. I was a bit nervous as this was the first time we'd left Nora (pathetic, I know), but I was still able to feel the peace of the temple.

On Sunday I got to substitute for the primary chorister and listen to all the primary children sing about our Savior. Then we went to the Pickup's for a delicious dinner and visiting. Zane sure loves to visit Grandpa and Grandma. We watched "The Testaments".
It was a perfect day to reflect on the atonement of Jesus Christ and what it means for me and my family.

Nora playing in her "Bumbo." We had to take it because Grandpa gets a kick out of it. Plus, she likes it.

Zane practicing his writing. I love the deliberate look on his face.
The Harris' had one like this of Hallie, so I couldn't resist doing it too before I put her jammies on.


Brett and Vivienne Caudle said...

What a fun Easter you had! I would love to see the video of Zane collecting his jelly beans. Great idea!