Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011 and then some . . .

This past weekend we celebrated Easter.  It was a wonderful weekend!  I sure love holidays that help us to remember our Savior and what he did for us.  I try to think about it often but it is nice to have a special reminder.

We started off the weekend with a visit from Cris's parents.  They came up for a visit and to meet with their financial advisor.  Cayten wanted them to go to the Easter egg hunts with him so they stayed the night and we had a fun time.  We were able to have a Hawaiian BBQ dinner and invited some friends from Maui over.  They moved to Providence recently and we had a good time.  It is really funny when Cris gets around those from Hawaii.  His pigeon talk comes back full force and you would never know he has lived in Utah for more than half his life now!  It was fun to hear stories from Hawaii and get to know the family better.  The wife is due May 9th with her 4th and I am due 2 weeks later!

On Saturday we went to 2 Easter egg hunts.  Our friends (the Jensen's) invited us to the Smithfield egg hunt. It was by far the better of the 2 we went to.  They have a limit of 2 eggs per kid and then gather all the candy you wanted.  It was great.  Inside the eggs were special prizes.  We walked away with like 7 free frosty's just for being there.  Cayten won a $2 dollar bill, a stuffed animal, some floss, and toothpaste, and a whole lot of candy.  Rysa got a free subway cookie, a frisbie, a stuffed animal, floss and toothpaste, and more candy.  The way my kids eat candy, it may be Halloween before it is all gone!

 Caleb and Rysa getting ready for the hunt!  Rysa got pretty nervous at the beginning but took off in the end.

 Rysa putting her candy in the bag, she got pretty excited!

Gathering as much as she can!
All tuckered out!
Cayten looking for some candy and eggs!

One of the most frustrating things about Easter egg hunts, or anything that divides your kids into age groups for that matter, is HOW IN THE WORLD do you get pictures of both kids?  I divided and took some of Rysa at one hunt and then some of Cayten at the other this would have worked but . . . 
Nibley's egg hunt was HORRIBLE and ended in 30 seconds!

They didn't even have 1 egg for each child there, they had the eggs spread SO far that the younger kids couldn't get them before all the older kids had snatched up 10, and it ended in 30 seconds.  It was awful, we wont be doing that one again!

We came home and ate lunch and put Cris's big b-day present together.  He said this present has to count for his Birthday, Father's day, Christmas, Birthday 2012, and Father's day 2012 presents, and I kind of agree, it was pretty pricey but he will enjoy it!  I bought him a portable basketball hoop.  Not any dinky portable basketball hoop either.  It ranges from 7.5 feet to 10 feet, has a 52" back board, it is PRETTY awesome!  It took Cris and his dad a few hours to put it together and then Cris and Cayten played for a couple hours!  I will get pictures once the weather clears up!

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