Sunday, March 23, 2008
We have had a great time over this last weekend celebrating Easter. Friday Aly had a great time dying eggs at her cousin Talia's house. She insisted that she needed to stir the egg the whole time it was in the dye and out of the six eggs she dyed I think only one did not end up cracked, but she had a great time. She could not understand why she could not have more than one egg in the cup of dye at a time so she would put her secound egg in and push down as hard as she could to get it to fit in the dye with the first egg and end up cracking both of them.
On Saturday we went to Grandma and Grandpa Foote's House. I am so lucky to have such great in-laws. Foote's mom loves to put partys togeather for the grandkids. She had prepared an easter egg bucket for each of the girls with goodies and treasures in them and then she assigned each of them their own color of eggs to find, so that the older kids don't dominate and find all the eggs leave none for the smaller kids. It also allows her to hide them at each childs age level so that while Brooklyn's eggs are out in plain sight Aly's are a little harder to find. Aly had a great time with her cousins Natalie and Sabra. After their Easter egg hunt the girls were able to dye eggs. Aly again instisted on stirring the egg the whole time, but at least this time she didn't crack any. After dying eggs we had a little lunch, with deviled eggs of course, and Natalie had a great time helping peel the eggs after she was done she requested to go to the store and buy more eggs to peel. After lunch Grandma had put togeather a little family home evening and she taught the girls why we celebrate Easter. It was a short 10 minute lesson, about the crucifixion and resurrection but it was perfect for their age and I thought it was a great reminder mixed in with the celebrating. We then spent the afternoon visiting and had some easter cupcakes and ice cream. It was such a fun day and apart from the candy overload and some pretty crazy sugar highs and lows from the girls it was great. Thanks grandma Foote for such a fun day.
Suday we went to church and then went to Grandma and Grandpa Hickmans for dinner. At dinner grandma had put togeather some eggs with symbols and the story of Christ crucifixion and resurrection so we heard the Easter story again and then spent the evening visiting and playing games. So thanks to all our family for such a great weekend of celebration.
P.S. Brookie is Cute