Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

First an foremost, Happy Easter! What a wonderful day, a day we celebrate the atonement and our Savior Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for him and all that he did for me, for us. I have tried to reflect upon all that I have because of Him and I am moved beyond words. Today was extra special in our house because my Mom is here visiting. We had a wonderful Easter day. I want to show you a little of our day (and a few things that preceded today!)

This was our Easter Card this year. Sorry it is the wrong way, I couldn't get it to fix and I am too tired to try any longer, and I am determined to get this posted before midnight!!

On Monday I let all of the girls have a friend over. I went and picked them all up just because I could with our big van!! While they were here we made Easter/Springtime treats.... rice crispy treat nests will jellybean eggs. It was fun and the kids enjoyed eating them!! You can find the recipe here, it was really easy.

Thursday we cleaned the house and decorated. Just before bed we colored a few eggs!
This morning we woke up and looked for baskets hidden by the Easter Bunny. Then I made breakfast. The kids really liked their apple cinnamon bunny pancakes!
After chores my Mom and I filled and hid eggs all over the house. The kids took turns finding 17 eggs each. It was super fun and we of course couldn't find one egg... it is in the kitchen somewhere, who knows when we will find it. ( I plan on a post dedicated to just the egg hunt). This is a picture of everyone ready to look!
After relaxing (I admit I had a nap, thanks to my Mom who is the one who really should have had one) we made a fun dinner. Jessica found this recipe for "April fools cupcakes" the other day. We decided to have them tonight and have a big Ham dinner later in the week when Deric is home. I modified the recipe due to the fact that I didn't have all of the ingredients, but they were a big hit. Everyone ate two!
With dinner we also had resurrection rolls. I saw a recipe earlier in the week and decided to try them. You roll a marshmallow in butter and then in cinnamon and sugar (similar to the oil and spices that were used during the time of Christ) then you wrap it in a crescent roll and bake. When they are done you open the roll and the marshmallow is gone just like Jesus was. I thought this was a fun lesson and a great reminder of what the day was really about.

After dinner we got our our eggs filled with reminders of the Atonement and the kids told Meme (my mom) about how Jesus died for us and how he was resurrected. I was proud of all that they remembered. Over all it was a wonderful day. I hope you all had a very Happy Easter as well.


The Kelley Family said...

Your Easter card is so fun! Where do you get that many sets of bunny ears??? The bunny pancakes are so cute and the flavor sounds yummy too!!
What are the April Fools cupcakes?? Meatloaf and mashed potatoes??? A very cut idea Jess!
We love making Resurrection rolls too! The kids always ask to make them several times because they think they are so yummy!

AB said...

Sounds wonderful. You are the coolest mom ever. No wonder my kids like hanging out with you.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful Easter. How cool that your mom could be out there with all of you. I hear you are heading this way when school gets out. How great for all of us.