This year was the first time in a long time that we have actually been home for Easter! It was really laid back and nice.
Church was wonderful and refreshing. There's a beautiful video going around the internet about the Savior and what he did for us. If you haven't seen it you can check it out here. Lately I've been feeling especially grateful that because of him I will one day be able to see my loved ones who have passed away.
The Easter Bunny came, but the kids got to the baskets way before Bart and I woke up, so we only got post-Easter-morning-craziness pictures.
Then the kids demanded that we dye eggs. The only places with decent light in my house are carpeted, and I wasn't about to risk dying eggs over carpet, so we had less-than-ideal lighting as we died, but there was a lot of greater-than-ideal fun that was had. ;)
After this picture, I told Maya she didn't have to look at the camera and smile every time I was taking a picture...
So this is what she did instead...
But seconds after I took that picture I was reminded why I refuse to dye eggs over carpet as Addison accidentally elbowed the red dye, causing it to spill all over my counter (for the record, it's not such a great idea to dye eggs on a wood counter top either. We now have a slight, but permanent reminder of the fun we had tattooed in the heart of our kitchen).
The kids were pretty much done at that point anyway. But Addison did insist we go out and get a picture of the eggs in a basket with the chocolate bunnies, so I obliged.
One of my good friends from high school came over for dinner, and that is how we ended the day.
I did post a few pictures of the girls in their Easter Dresses on my business blog, but I thought I'd post one here too.
And this one on my Facebook page is my favorite. I seriously love my kids. :) Happy Easter Everyone!