Easter is such a sweet holiday. The beginning of spring, flowers, warmth, and the end of winter are all so perfectly timed with Easter. The hope offered to us through the Atonement and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ allow us to feel the joy of starting fresh. I'm so thankful to have a personal testimony of the Gospel and all the joy that accompanies it.
Children bring such an exciting element to every holiday and Easter in no exception. For FHE before Easter, we died Easter eggs and talked about what Easter really is about. I love that Kayla is getting old enough to grasp the deeper meaning to things and it brings me a lot of satisfaction to watch her own little testimony bud and grow.
On Saturday, we headed to Porter Park for the city Easter Egg hunt. The kids had a lot of fun even though it only lasted about five minutes. Tyson even dove right in and got those eggs!
We came home and while the kids took their naps, the Easter Bunny hopped on by our house, leaving goodies and eggs for the kids! We appreciated that he came a little early so that our Sunday could be all about the Savior. The kids woke up to not only their Easter loot, but Grandpa Kelly, Aunt Haley, and Uncle Jon! They all got to help out with the egg hunt we had here at home. We didn't get a photo of the baskets before they kids went through them, but Kayla got a kid cleaning kit, chapsticks, an Easter book, and lots of candy. Tyson also got his fair share of candy along with an Easter book, bubbles, and a Mickey Mouse backpack. They both seem pretty happy with their new treasures.
Grandpa brough silly string and we had some fun with it in the front yard after the eggs. Kayla loved it. Tyson didn't know what to think!
I also was so happy to be able to attend the Women's broadcast with Haley. I've loved attending the Women's Conferences in the past with friends, but it was so special to be with my sister. We attended at the BYU-I center and it was such a wonderful evening! I'm just sad we didn't get a picture taken with everyone!
Kayla learned the art of making egg salad sandwiches. She had fun making it but took one bite and pushed her plate across the table and asked for peanut butter - haha!
We took a few family photos after church. I had to bribe Kayla with a piece of her candy to smile for the photos. She's been a bit of a stinker lately.
Grandma Betsy got Kayla this pretty spring dress and Kayla loved it!
I sure love this lady of mine!
Tyson didn't quite understand the candy bribe so he wasn't nearly as cooperative for the pictures.
Kayla especially loved the bubbles! She'd be outside blowing bubbles all day long if we'd let her!
It was a fun and peaceful holiday! I'm so thankful for all that Easter truly means.