Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Time is a Time For Eggs. . .

"Easter time is a time for eggs, and a time for eggs is Easter time," is a favorite Harrison family quote that we got from our good friends the Tibbitts. Now that I think about it, it's a really silly thing to say, but we say it in a funny voice and it always makes us laugh. I guess that's what family jokes are all about.

Anyway, here are the kids' baskets. Growing up, we only got candy on Easter, so this whole putting little presents in the basket thing is new to me. Harrison's basket looks a lot more full, but his only came to $2.25 (thank you Target clearance section) and hers was $4.38, plus that's a whole bag of play food in hers. I was going to get them some other little trinket stuff, but I am getting quite sick of all the junk around here.

In his prayer last night Harrison said, "Freezebress (his version of "please bless", which he also uses in place of "we're thankful for") that I got all that stuff in my Easter Basket that I saw in that Wal-Mart bag." He seriously cracks me up. And it was a Target bag that he was snooping through, but that's okay.

He was really excited about his Bakugan puzzle (he's obsessed with Bakugans). He wasn't as enthusiastic about putting it together as I was. I realized I really love putting puzzles together. You get a little thrill every time a piece fits.

Here's the finished product. 90% done by me, 10% done by him. 100% fun.

Meanwhile, someone was discovering one of the joys of Easter. . .Cadbury Eggs. Although, I must say, I enjoy the Cadbury mini-eggs much more. Also, I had my first Cadbury Carmel Egg yeterday. So long, normal Cadbury Eggs, we're moving on to better things.
She really loved it though. She also ate her big Reese's egg AND Harrison's before we could stop her. Okay, so I did eat half of hers. . .maybe that's why she stole her brother's.

So here are the little darlings in their Easter Duds. The theme this year was green and blue, if you didn't notice. It started with Harrison's outfit that I got on clearance last year at Children's Place Outlet (practically the only place I shop for my kids' clothes). So then we needed have a dress for Elizabeth to match him. So I picked out the fabric on-line (which looked like it matched much better than it did in person) and my mom made her a dress. What a talented and PATIENT mom (sewing for me has proven to be quite difficult as I never know exactly what I want, but am always sure of what I DON'T want.)

I was going to have my mom make me a skirt out of the same fabric, but it wasn't turning out as I envisioned it, so we stopped. I decided -- if you're going to be silly enough to match your daughter, you better be really confident about it. Maybe we'll try again another year. I was much happier with this green dress found at the last minute.

We got Nate a new tie, so he could be in on the theme.
Those were all taken before church. I wanted a few more after church, but once we got home at 4:00, this is what we had to work with.

After sweet Harrison tried his darnedest to cheer her up, we got a little smile.

But then it was his turn to be sad, because he wanted to do a silly face picture and we didn't.

In an effort to cheer him up, we conceded, but alas, it was too late.

For posterity's sake I have to say that I had another outfit planned (not the skirt my mom was making, but Plan B) that was going to be $67, and it wasn't even that cute. Plan C, that I went with, was $33. That's half, people. Just call me Frugal Fanny.
In the midst of me trying to make an Easter Feast, and Nate coming down with Montezuma's Revenge, we did the egg hunt.

Obviously not nearly as much thought was put in to their egg hunting outfits as their church outfits. (Do I even need to say that they picked them out themselves?) Notice Elizabeth's socks in the above picture.

This little lady is so cute about picking things up and putting them back where they go. Hopefully her mother won't kill that natural instinct through a bad example.

So that was our day. Oh, and I spoke in sacrament meeting. I got called on Thursday night, because 2 other speakers had to cancel (dangerous to be friends with the executive secretary's wife). Thankfully, I had an Easter Talk from 4 years ago that I just tweaked a little. I figure, I will get out of speaking for at least another year, without having the stress of preparing a new talk. It went well, other than the fact that I was sweating profusely and pitting out worse than I ever have in my entire life. I really wasn't even that nervous to speak. Maybe it was because I was self-conscious that my dress was a little on the short side and I was wondering what in the world the bishopric were thinking as they stared at my backside.

On a serious note, I will say that my heart is filled to brimming with gratitude for our Savior and all He did and continues to do for us. I hope you all enjoyed celebrating that yesterday as much as I did.

P.S. Nate and Harrison are home sick today and I am telling myself that the little sore throat and headache I'm feeling are just because I didn't get enough sleep last night.


Jenni C. said...

Start taking Emergen-C. It's worth EVERY penny. I started feeling sick last night and I've been taking it all day and I'm starting to feel better. I also started to come down with something the week before Moab and I took it daily 4 times a day. I didn't get sick! It's awesome. Take won't be sorry!!

Cute little family. It looks like you had a great day!

Christensen's said...

Funny thing is that I totally remember that about you...that you always matched EVERYTHING PERFECTLY! A fine quality I do not share with you. You would have been ashamed of my kids' easter outfits. None of us looked even a tidbit like we belonged to each other. You've motivated me to try harder next year! Maybe if I seek out those after season Children's Place Outlets!!!

Melissa said...

All we got for Easter as kids were the eggs we hid the night before. We didn't get candy. I was shocked when I found out other kids got candy. Also, I hate Cadbury cream eggs, but you've got me intrigued about the caramel ones.

Eric, Harmony, and Skye said...

Your family is so adorable! Your kids are growing up so fast. Glad I found your blog. Hope you guys are doing well. Looks like you had a great easter.