Thursday, April 23, 2009

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday was a beautiful day - a nice break from all of the rain and snow we'd been having.  Kerry started the day with 7am meetings, followed with our ward and then his other ward, so he had a long day.  He missed the Easter baskets, but made it to the big family dinner at my parent's home later that afternoon.  We missed him...!  

This is Beckham's way of yelling "Cheeeeeesssseee" for every picture.

The kiddos and their dog.
Just the boys.

The Easter bunny hid their baskets very well this year.  It took them a while and even a few hints.  Last year one was in the dryer.  This year one was in the same place, but had towels all over it and they overlooked it twice!  One was hidden in the lazy susan and Becks' was a little easier to find - hidden behind the cereal in the pantry.  

I really want to do more activities with them to help focus on the Atonement.  I'm finding this to be a difficult balance and I am determined to make it more meaningful for them.  We watched a great DVD that the church had sent out a few years ago in the Ensigns on the resurrection.  It is one of my favorites and the kids can really appreciate it, too.  
 I have this great FHE lesson that has an egg carton with plastic eggs inside.  Each of the eggs has something in it that talks about Christ's crucifiction and resurrection.  The kids love it and I thought for sure it would happen this year.  It didn't.  Next year...or maybe we'll just do it next week anyway!


Kierstin said...

Cute little Family!!

The Stones said...

Ahh! Eva Diva's smiling! We tried to focus a lot on the Atonement too-kinda hard for a 3 year old to grasp, but we tried! Kudos woman, it looks like a successful day.

PS Tell Kerry he looks like a stake president.

Brooke and Jonny said...

Very cute! I didn't get an Easter basket this year =( I guess that's what happens when you get married, bummer.

Mimi said...

Such cute pictures - you can totally see Beck's personality in them! Hope you are enjoying Women's conference - I would have loved to go but it was a lot to squeeze in and my Dr. said on Tuesday that I had better stay put until the baby. So it is Houston all the way for at least 3 months!

Candy said...

Love your family. You guys are darling.
Hope you had a fun the past few days. I'll call ya soon.

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