Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hoppy Easter!

Easter was a lot of fun this year! Bailey is old enough that she understood the concept of finding eggs and especially eating the candy. I put Bailey's Easter basket in her room the night before so she would see it when she woke up. We woke up to this, "What is that? Look, look!" It made me wake up with a smile.
Here's Bailey with her basket right after she woke up. She was thrilled that the easter bunny had come to deliver it. I think it was an awesome basket--books, crayons, coloring books, sidewalk chalk, a cute outfit, fun little toys, but Bailey's favorite part was the eggs with candy. Luckily, I only put these fruit nugget things in her eggs so she didn't start off the day eating a bunch of candy.Later in the afternoon, the rest of the family came down and we had our easter egg hunt and yummy food. Grandma and Grandpa Mosher gave all the kids cute easter bunnies. We tried to get a picture with all three of them smiling, but these are about as good as it gets with two three year olds and one two year old. I'm so glad that Grandma and Grandpa were able to see the kids because they're growing up so quickly. The kids love finding the eggs and wanted to continue finding eggs for the rest of the afternoon. Here are some pictures of all of them during the hunt:

Here they are ready to go find some eggs!

Pretty Kate with her stash of eggs.

Bailey was taking a moment to pose for a picture and try to eat some candy. (I know it looks like she's pooping, but she's not). And below she found one of the tricky hiding spots for the kids' eggs.

Here's cute Owen with his fully loaded basket.

Some funny pictures of Kate and Owen--obviously they had started eating their candy at this point in the day!

Bailey was too busy looking for her candy to even look up for a picture.

My family has a tradition of hiding a golden egg filled with money each year. It is the biggest honor and prize of the day to find the golden egg. My little cousin Eric has been finding it the past few years, but Ty brought the honor back to the family by discovering the golden egg this year. Kyle craftily hid the egg insdie a tangerine peel and then placed it in an orange tree. You had to have keen eyes and be up to date on your horticulture to know that a tangerine does not belong on an orange tree. Way to go Ty!
After all of the eggs were found, we had a family basketball tournament. While everyone was shooting hoops, the kids were jumping on the trampoline. I strip Bailey down to a diaper because she always gets so dirty while she's jumping. But despite the lack of clothes and abundance of dirt, they had a blast! And it turned Bailey's luscious locks of hair into a really crazy hairdo. It's so fun to watch the three of them play. I know they're going to be such good friends!

After jumping and consuming more candy than she had in her entire life, Bailey was ready to snuggle up in a blanky and just lick one piece of candy. She found the blanket and laid down while everyone was playing. She held on to the one piece of candy and ate it one lick at a time. That one piece of candy lasted for about 30 minutes!Earlier in the day, the kids went on a hunt of a different kind--a lizard hunt! Kyle caught a lizard and the kids were all fascinated with it. Owen and Bailey were brave enough to touch it and let it sit on their shirts.

Brian says that Bailey has a look of terror on her face, but I say she has a look of bravery. Way to go Bailey! Be brave! Defeat your fear of the lizard!

I didn't get a picture of Owen wearing the lizard, but he did an awesome job too!

Here are some cute pictures from the day:
By the end of the day, the kids were in desparate need of a bath.
The grand finale of our Easter Sunday was that CJ proposed to Keri! We knew he had the ring when they went to the beach, so we figured it was going to happen. When they came back we were ready to celebrate! Congrats to Keri and CJ!!

The big day is July 24th!


Yvonne Anderson said...


Bailey is sooo darling in those glasses. I just want to kiss those little cheeks (which would be wierd for her since she doesn't even know me...hee hee)

kerimaemiller said...

great post!!! it has been a while... i am liking the pics... you are already like a pro photo taker... want to take some pics for the wedding? haha

Toni said...

I love all the pics. You can totally tell that you have a fancy camera now. The quality is so much better! Bailey has a mini mullet going on in the first pic. Ha! love it!

k N d said...

cute cute cute! was totally gonna ask if you got a new camera or something. your pictures are AWESOME! looks like you had a great easter. so fun. :)