Is it too late to write about Easter? I hope not because I still have good intentions and high hopes about recording our Christmas/New Years/Valentines Day holidays ;) They were all really good by the way.
I wanted Easter to be more focused on what Easter really is all about, so we did the Easter Egg stuff all on Saturday (well, okay, we did Easter baskets on Sunday). Our ward had an egg hunt at our church and a breakfast. It was really fun, but really really cold. I wonder if our kids are ever going to get a warm Easter...last year it rained. And in all fairness it was a really nice day later on....Sunday anyway, the real Easter.Cole loved the hunts that we went to (we also went to one the city did, but it wasn't all that great), but he had loads of trouble with his basket. It was just a dollar store last minute thing and it didn't stay up right very well...all his eggs kept dumping out. But he was more than happy to put them back in!
So, on Sunday (which it was nice that it was conference weekend, I LOVE CONFERENCE) but it also made things weird combined with the holiday. Anyway, before hand we read the account in the Book of Mormon where it talks about the darkness and destruction when Christ is crucified and then his coming. So, we destroyed downstairs (okay, the kids already did that, and I didn't clean anything up), turned out all the lights and spread candy all over the place. I went over board on the candy, but really, it was such a great deal...I got it for like .60 cents a bag...and it was the good kind like Herseys and Reeses and stuff. Anyway...after we scattered that about we sent the kids down and told them they had to find their family in the dark, and after they had found everyone (or the candy in this case) they were to make it to the temple (or the highest place they could find...a chair) Then we turned on the lights and talked about the Resurrection again. We used the picture of Christ meeting Mary outside the tomb and talked about it, and later we read the Bible account of the resurrection. It still wasn't as spiritual as I was hoping, but someday I'll prepare a head of time :)
We had a picnic with our friends pictured above, flew kites, talked about conference and had a wonderful holiday.