Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter photos galore!

First things first---- this is my DREAM Easter basket.  Besides all things gospel and family. . .these are two of my favorite things in the whole world.

So get ready for an indulging amount of photos. . .sometimes I just can't stop myself.  As naughty as they are equally as cute--and I'm pretty sure I am not biased.

I hope you all had a very happy Easter.  I most importantly, I hope you all celebrated at the church of your choice.  It is so sad that Easter gets so over run by bunnies, chicks, and eggs.  Don't get me wrong, as you will see by the photos below I think all that stuff is very fun and we get into the hoopla.  But this year I really tried to remind the boys (several times) what Easter was about.  And apparently, I failed.  Saturday night Ash asked me if "we had to go to chuuuch tomouaw since it is Easteawww?"  Seriously. . . arggg.  Hopefully Ade is a better teacher than I am.  He jumped right in saying, "Ash, we are going to church ESPECIALLY on Easter, cause on Easter we celebrate Jesus' resurrection."

Well, maybe next year we'll do better teaching.  Until then, here are some pics from our weekend.

Egg dying.  

Ava asleep. . .check!

Stinky vinegar to make those colors vibrant. . .check.

Lots of paper towels. . .check.

Stickers, hot glue, shrink wrap. . .check times 3

18 cooled, hard boiled eggs that nobody (but me) in my family will eat. . .check

2 eager/impatient boys. . .check, check.

This is the one I used hot glue on.  I thought I was so cool--putting glue dots on they dying the egg.  Pealing off the glue--poof--polka dot egg.  The boys thought it was cool for about 4.3 seconds.

So we may have all had dyed fingers for church the next day. . . oh well.

And you may have noticed that I (the mom) was actually IN a couple of the photos.  You ask yourself. . .self-timer?  Nope, Q!  Yes, there he was snapping a few pics.  One, to PRETEND like he was "helping" or "involved" at all.  And two, to alleviate some of his guilt for running out during our dye time and doing this. . .

Yep, my awesome Q was skiing ON THE WATER on April 11th.  Giddy, just plain old eleven year old girl giddy. . .that's what he was as I listened to his flip flops clickidy click up and down the hallway gathering his stuff.  I think the air temp was MAYBE 60 degrees and the water--pretty much freshly melted snow.  Good thing we are done having kids cause I am pretty sure he froze his ^&#%$*& off.  

But-- big ole grin all over his sheepish face when he came home.

So this pic is not from the Saturday outing (my camera lens would have frozen up).  It is actually from a tournament last summer.  But can I just say. . .

check out those freakin guns!  You go hon!!  WHEEEWWW!

Fast forward a couple of hours and here is what the Easter Bunny got ready.  All by her freakin self, I might add.

I just had to throw this pic in. . .Smash is thrilled about his Easter hat.  I really do take great joy in torturing my children.

Easter morning. . .checking out the loot.

Ready for church--still checking out the loot.  Since I am not the most timely person there was ZERO time for cute posed-pretty-lookin-Easter-outfit-pics.  Alas, another goal for next year.

After church---baskets, eggs, dresses, hats, smiles--well, maybe not so much of the latter.

Smash has a new favorite color. . .yep, blue--anything blue.  He loved this blue egg and held it for nearly 2 days.

This egg had yummy candy in it--Ade was smelling and maybe smooching it a bit, such a ding dong!

The back of the dress.  The curls were way cuter before church. . .

And here she is.
All Easter pretty.  Minus the blue sharpie marker down the right side of her face.  Fresh from that morning--oh well, another goal, to shoot for.

Ash was pretty over it my now--but still so yummy!

And my potato. . .he has learned in his 7 short years that nothin makes mom happier than a great smile and cooperation during picture taking!

The family pic.  Ade should fill Ash and Ava in on the tid bit of info explained above.  

Did I mention how bright the sun was that day--wowza, I should have bought pastel shades for everyone.

Q's attempt to get the kids in good moods for the upcoming pics---just kidding.

He really just likes to watch them stumble around and grass stain their new duds.

After some family "quiet time."  (My absolutely, positively, most favorite time of the entire week!!!)  We headed to the back yard for a "hunt." The kids found the eggs they dyed as well as some plastic eggs with money and candy.

Ava was more into doing this than hunting for eggs. . .

I especially love the outfit he put together.

Mr. intense.  He is "so going to find all the eggs."

Good times, dudes, I sure love you!


Melissa said...

Totally adorable kids! Sounds like a fun Easter. Good job to Quinn for joining in on some of it!

Janiel said...

So, my good ol' buddy, Robyn told me I "had" to check out your blog...because its so down to earth and cute. Was she ever right! LOVE IT! Would you mind if I put your site on my side bar? If you want to check out my little blog-a-roo it is Again, cute blog, cute fam!

Robyn said...

How cool R U - posting from Va-Cation.....S W E E T!
Tell Quinn I love his rooster tail....

And, I love their Easter outfits - they look cute!

Sue said...

Ade, I LOVE the hair, dude. You look awesome!
Ash, I LOVE the hat. You are such a stud.
Ava, you are an absolute DOLL. Your dad is going to his hands full.
Quinn, who photoshopped in those arms on you? Cuz' REALLY, there is no way that is you!!
Christa, once again you did an AMAZING job...and don't worry too much, Ash will get the meaning of Easter soon, but by then you will be dealing with Ava!!

Aim said...

I love you guys so much, that is all I can say. I just do, so sweet and so you. Love me