Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter 2009

We started our day at church and had an awesome service that again reminded us how gracious our Savior is!

Later in the afternoon we got together with all of my sisters and the kids decorated the bunny cake which is a tradition that we had growing up and just started with our own kids. My sisters and I walked away from the experience realizing that our parents must have directed our decorating A LOT! It was rather "creative" and we will leave it at that because my niece is a reader of this blog. :)

Here is Alli and the boys reaction to being told that they had decorated enough, this really meant that they had eaten enough jelly beans and licked off enough frosting. They were not happy! By the way, have no fear, none of the adults actually ate the cake. We were smart enough to have our own desserts.

And here is the Easter Egg Hunt. This was a first too and as usual my boys loved having their picture taken. Ugh!!! How do people get group photos with children???? I am finding it next to impossible, yet I continue to attempt it while those around me snicker. :)

And this is the point where I mentioned that I meant to bring "Madagascar" for the boys to watch and as if floating down from the heavens Missy chimed in and said "I brought it!". You gotta love a seasoned veteran in the Mom department. They all sat and watched it long enough for us to have adult (if you can call it that :) ) conversation in the dining room!

I feel very blessed to have been able to spend it with family. I sat next to Celia (my 8 year old niece) during praise and worship Sunday morning and it was all I could do not to get emotional. She stood there and sang her little heart out in such a sweet voice. I felt so grateful that she is not only part of my family but that I have this AMAZING family of Christians at my church that have been stability for me and my sisters and their husbands and our children. God is GOOD!


monica said...

Looks like you had a wonderful easter. Yeah group shots for kids are very hard to get - shoot even a picture of two kids are hard to get perfect.

Mariah said...

Becky! The picture of the boys and Alli crying...made me laugh out loud! The volume must have been great!

Alex, Eli, Celia, Colin, Livvy, Alli, Bella girl, and Jackson, I love you like you were my own family. You are all adorable and I can't believe how big you all are:)

Liz said...

Glad you had a great Easter. I love the photos. We have the bunny cake tradition too.

Stephanie said...

Looks like fun!! I am glad you had a wonderful Easter. I love the pictures. All the kids are getting so big!!