Monday, April 25, 2011

The play-by-play of our Easter day

Yesterday was a fun day for us!

The Easter bunny came and dropped off the kids candy and shoes.
The Easter bunny was very practical around here this year :)

Layla was so impressed that the Easter bunny knew her shoe size!!

Hayden loves his new shoes.  They are similar to a pair of shoes Gary wears, so Hayden thinks he is big stuff!

The kids had a healthy breakfast of peeps.  Hayden got a tool belt and tools in his Easter basket. It came with goggles, so here he is sporting his goggles munching on a peep.  Peeps are so gross.

Target had these adorable carrots filled with Reese's pieces.  I couldn't resist putting them in the kids baskets!

We took a few Easter family pictures.  I posted the one of the four of us here.  
This is a silly one of the kids being wild and giggling.


After the church service the kids gathered for an Easter egg hunt.  IT was so cute to see all the little 2 year olds hunting eggs.  Hayden just stood there pointing at them.  Finally, he got the idea.  I laughed so hard!!

Put them in your basket buddy!!

Layla's age group had to hunt eggs in taller grass.  She loved hunting eggs with two of her best friends.

All the little girls at church looked like little princesses in their gorgeous Easter dresses. 

The church service yesterday was amazing.  I have to say the church we attended is so different than what both Gary and I are used to.  BUT we have grown to love it.  Yesterday the message hit home for me and I was all teary eyed during most of the service. 

When we got home from church Hayden sat right down in the entryway and started eating candy from his eggs.  He couldn't shovel it in fast enough!


After church we had friends over for the afternoon.

Hayden, Layla and Ava played so well together. They are so funny and wild.  
I think they had a super fun time.

We had a yummy lunch. They kids enjoyed their black olives.

On the menu:  ribs, green bean casserole, homemade mac and cheese and rolls.

And of course we had deviled eggs.

We also had cake balls. Oh my word...they were so delicious!  I could have eaten the whole batch.  Gary took a picture of me eating one, but it was way to silly to post on my blog. 

Aaron and Ashley
I can't say enough how awesome these two people are.

Every time we hang out it is so fun.  We all four laugh and cackle like crazy.  Gary and Aaron tell the funniest stories.  It is greatness.  I love them so much!

And like I said earlier, the kids get along great.  They had tons of fun hunting eggs in the backyard.  They had even more fun dog piling one another on the trampoline.  I was worried they were being too rough with one another, but the harder they tackled each other the louder the laughs became.

Ava and Hayden found all the eggs they wanted and piled into the Jeep.  I think they were trying to make a fast getaway...haha!

It was very humid yesterday and the kids wanted to go into the house to look through their eggs.  They went in and sat right down in the door way.  Really?  Us adults could barely get in the door.

The aftermath.  The girls grabbed their loot and ran leaving Hayden alone in the rubble.

All three of them were so tired.  Here they are resting watching The Wizard of Oz. 
 They are so cute and snuggly!

I had to post a picture of Ashley and I. We are always behind the camera, so I insisted that we get a picture together!  She is such a great friend...I am so blessed!


Layla and Hayden were worn out from the day.  Layla was one tired chica yesterday afternoon.  She was so grouchy, but she went to bed at 6:30 last night.  I know that is early for a 5 1/2 year old, but we didn't hear a peep out of them after we shut their doors.  The action of the day wore them out!!

I hope you had a fun time celebrating Easter weekend!


Molly said...

Love all the photos! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful day. I got all teary eyed during our church service as well. I think sometimes I need the slap in the face.

Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Megan said...

Those shoes are so cute! And I got one of those carrots filled with Reese's Pieces this year, too. Delicious! :)

Katie said...

So cute! Love all those pictures! The food looks amazing - I could totally go for some homemade mac & cheese right now. I have never had that but it sounds SO GOOD!

Anonymous said...

Its so nice having good friends! Yumm.. all that food is making me HUNGRY! Especially those ribs.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I LOVE ya'lls family picture. Y'all look great!

Looks like y'all had a fun day. Great friends are awesome to have around!!

Kerbi said...

So fun! I love that the "Easter Bunny" brought shoes!

Kelli said...

You guys had a jammed packed exciting day! I absolutely adore Layla's dress with all of that color!!! The food, of course, looks I spot Sister Schubert's rolls? I made mac and cheese too and meatloaf but I would much rather have those ribs :) Good for you and Ashley for getting in front of the camera...great friends are such a blessing.

Kelli W said...

That looks like such a fun day! The Easter bunny was practical at our house this year too...all three of the boys got new underwear in their baskets:) Man does that mac n cheese look yummy! And how cute are you kiddos acting all silly!

Traci said...

We did an Easter egg hunt with Logan & he picked up each egg & had to open it to see what was inside then he dropped it right back on the ground & took off for the next one. Sounds like y'all had a great Easter.