Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I know we sure did. 

Saturday afternoon, we celebrated Easter with Jake's side of the family at his Mom's house. We ate a wonderful ham dinner and then went to the park for an Easter Egg Hunt and to play on the playground. Jake's mom had also bought some kites, hoola hoops, bubbles and side-walk-chalk to play with. The weather was really pretty so it turned out to be a really fun day!

Then Sunday morning we woke up and the kids found their Easter Baskets from the Easter Bunny.

This picture of Avery just cracks me up!!

 Jackson cracks me up in this picture because he always says "cheese" for pictures and holds the cheeeeeeessssseeee out for so long that he ends up not really smiling but just saying cheese. Ha! You can tell he's saying cheese here, LOL.

After baskets, we got ready in our new Easter outfits and took a few pictures outside before church. 

After a few quick pictures, we headed to church for a wonderful service celebrating the true meaning of Easter... Jesus Arose and is alive today!! 

After church we had our annual Easter Egg Hunt, followed by a few quick family pictures (as we do every year.) 

This is my parents and my sister and I with our families.

My parents with the grand-kids.

My sister with her family.

And my favorite... this adorable picture of mine and my sister's kids!! I think this will be a framer for sure.

After a few pictures, we went by the cemetery to visit my Grammy's grave and then we headed to our house for lunch with my family and some fun games with the kiddos. My mom made a yummy roast and we all made a few sides to go with it. Plus we had tons of yummy dessert.  It was raining by the time we got to our house (which we new it would be according to the forecast) so we had a little Easter Egg scavenger hunt for the kids inside, followed by a fun little craft.

While the three older boys did the scavenger hunt and made their little craft, Avery didn't want to do it and Emerson is still too small. So I snapped a couple pictures of what they were doing in the mean time. Avery mostly ate candy and wore her sun-glasses upside-down a majority of the time and Emerson took a little nap. :-)

We were all in bed by 8:00 p.m. last night! It was such a fun Easter weekend!