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Friday, March 28, 2008

Token Easter Post...

...FINALLY! Geez, I can't seem to stay on top of everything right now. It's probably because I've got so many good books I want to read and when I start one, I can't be bothered to put it down for anything (i.e. returning phone calls, cooking meals, folding all the clean laundry that's piling up, getting out of bed, etc.). :)

Anyway, Easter was fun. It was really low-key. We just stuck around here all day and had an Easter egg hunt and dyed Easter eggs. Because it was so warm and because we had filled the Easter eggs with chocolate candy, The Chief had to keep the boys occupied while I ran out and hid all the eggs in any shady spots I could find in our backyard. Then I darted back inside, collected the boys, and herded them quickly toward the melting treasure.

Dying Easter eggs was hilarious. There's a video record of that event. I had seen somewhere (blog, website, newspaper article....) that every Easter a couple would put their stripped-down kids into a bathtub to dye eggs. We tried it and the cleanup was so simple I think I'll do that every year! The boys had a great time.

On Wednesday we had our CTR 5 class come over for an Easter cookie decorating party. With my kids participating as well, we managed to cover all our bases this Easter, even though we only started preparing on Saturday night! Hooray for procrastinators! :)

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all your Easter posts/updates and I'm excited to finally add my own to the mix. Now that Easter is over, we are eagerly looking forward to General Conference (hoping to keep the kids occupied enough that we can watch more than the one talk we managed last year) and our big two-week trip to Utah. I have found myself calling my Utah family more often because I'm so excited to go that my heart is already there.

Oh, which reminds me, WELCOME HOME UNKEY DINO!! My brother, Unkey Dino, came home from Iraq just this week. And from what I understand (though this is subject to change depending on the availability of cute girls here in the States), he's home for good. My boys are especially excited to see Unkey Dino. I can't wait!

Okay, peace out (I haven't said that in a long time...brings back memories). :)

Photo by The Chief

Photo by The Chief

The Hunt

Eating the Booty

Dying the Eggs

For a few more fun Easter images, click here.


Jolene said...

Good idea to decorate the eggs in the tub. I was so paranoid about splashing and spills. I will have to remember this for next time.

scott and megan said...

once again... love the bathtub! Cute!!

ScottnLisa said...

I love it! What a good idea...coloring eggs in the bathtub. I don't know why I've never thought of it before. Anders looks so cute walking around looking for his eggs. Unfortunately I couldn't get the last two videos to play, but if that ever changes I look forward to seeing those too. I'm glad I could finally see your easter post! I've been
checking everyday to see if you posted it.

Liz said...

Hmmm...they work for me. Maybe refresh? I don't know. Darn videos! :) You should check out Google Reader, Lisa, it has really saved me tons of time. You just get a "subscription" to all your friends' blogs and it will tell you when someone's blog is updated. That way you don't have to go through and check every single blog every day. I'm glad you like the pictures. As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed taking them. :)

Mike & Lauren said...

What a fun holiday at your house! The pictures are great. I'm curious what books you are reading that are so good! I always need new suggestions.

Scott & Karin said...

Halelujah! I see that Soren isn't potty-trained yet either! That makes me feel better. Annicka is the only one in her Sunbeam class not toilet trained and she continues to have no desire to even try sitting on the potty. I'm just waiting for the day that she says she's ready.

Lisa said...

I am the same way when I get caught up reading a book. I am just starting a new one called Memoirs of Jane Austen. I love the idea of dying Easter eggs in the tubb. It looks like a lot of fun. Messy fun that isn't horrible to clean up. It looks so nice outside. Easter this year in Utah wasn't very warm. I can't wait to see you in about a week!

Barbara & Morris said...

The "tub" what a smart mom you are....
Fondly, B.

Robert & Jacqui said...

I love these pictures! Great idea using the tub. The boys are getting so big. Jonathan is excited to see Soren soon. I can't wait to play! Hopefully we'll have good weather! :)