So- I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have this weekend. My new camera was being shipped to me and my old camera was such a pain to work with i kind of just gave up. On Friday night we colored Easter eggs after putting Sam to bed. This was the first time trying this since Brad was a baby, and they turned out pretty well.
He loves playing outside- and he love-love-loves hats of any kind. This one was given to Brad by uncle Dusty.
On Saturday we watched conference together on the computer since we couldn’t get it on the TV this year. That was a challenge for me. I don’t force my kids to watch all 4 sessions of it with me, usually just the sunday morning is our mandatory sit and watch session. Most years I can go in my bedroom and watch by myself to absorb as much as I can. This year I was getting so frustrated that I couldn’t feel the spirit, and even hear what they were saying as my kids were all around me and not being reverent at all. One thing i did hear though- and I am not sure who said it or what session it was- is that the spirit can still be there with kids all around and being rambunctious, but that once the mom loses her temper with the kids the spirit is gone. (something like that) and it helped me stay more calm for the rest of conference watching. I still can’t wait to get my Ensign so I can go through all the talks again.
On Saturday afternoon we got together with the Thurston’s for a potluck at Jaime’s house and then sent all the men to the priesthood session. (no pictures)
On Sunday morning the Easter bunny left tons of Easter eggs around our house- I think the total was 86. He also left Easter baskets with a few toys and new swimsuits for all the kids. I tried to get all the kids in them for a picture, but Bekah’s was to small, and Brad refused to put his on cause it was Sunday and I wasn’t going to let play in the water anyways. So no pictures of Easter morning. We watched more conference and went over to my grandma Clement’s house for dinner. I forgot my camera for this- but thankfully my parents had lots of pictures that I was able to steal from their Facebook pages.
Playing on the trampolin
Hanging out with Dad
Giving grandpa a workout with the tire-swing (the blond girl is my youngest cousin Mo)