Celebrating Easter over the weekend with our little family and our extended families was so much fun. Holidays with this little family of mine just keep getting more and more fun with each passing year. I love family traditions and creating fun memories together, so I'm always all for lots of activities to celebrate holidays. One tradition that we all seem to be fans of for the past two years has been hunts for little prizes. And having a hunt on Easter is kind of a no-brainer, so of course we did one. We like to do them after the kids' naps (so we can sleep in instead of scrambling to wake up and set up before the kids wake in the morning). This year, we made an egg trail using paper eggs for Fox to follow once he woke up. We hid eggs in our house along the little trail with the kids' Easter baskets full of eggs as the prize at the end (on our bed).
Fox did amazing ...and was amazingly funny. He was so excited whenever he found an egg. He would clasp his cheeks or cover his mouth in excitement each time he came across one. And my favorite part of the egg hunt came at the end, after he found his basket: I wanted a photo of Fox jumping on the bed, and the last picture above is how he interpreted my request (he's not mid-jump or anything, he is straight-up posing). :)
After the Easter egg hunt, we dyed eggs using a fun marbling technique. It was awesome and there was no mess! I'll be sure to post about the process tomorrow, don't worry. And then we made some Easter egg doughnuts ...because doughnuts. Then we headed over to the grandparents' houses. Camaron's and my parents live about a mile apart, so we always end up seeing both families on holidays (I could write a whole post on how crazy that gets, but I'll just leave that one up to your imagination). All the grandkids had another egg hunt at Camaron's parents'. Then we headed over to my parents' for dinner (and another egg hunt -they never get old, don't worry).
It was a great day of family, fun, and naps (even for Camaron and me!). And even though those are some of my favorite things, I am most grateful that we have this day each year to remember the sacrifice that Christ made for each of us. We have this day to celebrate him overcoming death and rising from his tomb. I am so grateful for this knowledge and for the love our Savior has for each one of us and the comfort that that brings into my life.
I hope you had a happy Easter!
p.s. remember how I said Sloane loves sticking her tongue out all of the time? Now do you believe me?