Monday, April 5, 2010

Lots and lots of Easter type pictures!!!

Well, I hope this post doesn't bore you because there will be many pictures! I have been having lots of fun with my camera lately and I love most of the pictures it takes! Also, this is one of the easiest ways to get pictures to the long distance family! This Easter Season was especially fun for us since Mike was gone last year. One of the many Holidays gone during his deployment and without him, it just isn't the same when celebrated. So this year we had low-key easter baskets, a huge feast with some "family", egg hunt and lots of bible reading! Hope you enjoy all the pics!!



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Daddy helping Austin color his eggs...


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Logan and I dipping our eggs in the colors!



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Austin looked like such a big boy sitting in Logan's chair at the table...I might put him in one sooner than later!


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Logan coloring his eggs...he like the pink color


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We gave Austin an egg to see what he would do and mostly just banged it on the table and tried to eat it:-)


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Austin helping mom pull his egg out of the dye


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The boys after coloring eggs







It was very fun this year to dress the boys in matching outfits, I might have to be that annoying mom and do that for the next couple of years I can get away with it! I do think it is adorable when siblings match! We spiked Logan's hair and just patted down Austins...

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The boys together...at least this year Austin wasn't screaming his head off in the Easter pictures!



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My little stud...it can be hard to catch a smile on him for some reason!



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Playing after church...beautiful day!







We invited over our community group from Church because most of us don't have close family nearby. I provided the Ham and everyone else brought the delicious sides! These little rice crispy treats I made a few weeks ago for our MOPS group and thought I would try again and use some marshmallows also! They are DELICIOUS and soooo easy to make!

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Yummy snacks!



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These are a collage of pictures during the night...there was an Egg Hunt that the kids had a blast with! It turns out that mike is very competitive when it comes the egg hunts! Guess it was a childhood thing he is bringing to the family now! The other kids in the pictures are the wonderful kids from our group...so much fun!!!!


This last bit of pictures are a fun tradition that I would like to keep around. These are called Resurrection Rolls and I know there are many many different version of them and other food, but it is so neat! It basically represents Jesus and the empty tomb.You can just google the recipe and it is so easy! Basically you take a large marshmallow (Jesus) and roll it in melted butter, cinnamon and sugar (the spices he was anointed in) wrap the marshmallows up in the flaky crescent rolls (the tomb) and make sure all the sides are sealed and pinched shut, otherwise the marshmallow will leak out. Then put it in the oven for the time on the package, take them out and open them up after cooling and the marshmallow is gone (the empty tomb!!!) It was such a neat word picture for the kids to actually help, and see it all done! Plus they tasted GREAT!
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6 comments:

Mike said...

Great post hon! I love seeing what you can do with this blog. We have such wonderful boys and I am so blessed to be your husband and their father! Keep the post coming hon!

Molly said...

I LOVE these pictures. Thank you E for posting all of them. Your boys are SOOOOOOOO cute. I love the matching outfits :-)

Eryn Stennes said...

LOVE the empty tombs! TOTALLY doing that next year.

Kelly said...

That family picture is definitely a framer!! Very cute!

Joey&Casey said...

What a fun post!! You really have a knack for picking things up fast Elissa from photography to baking and cake decorating to editing your pictures, enhancing your blog etc. You are super mommy!! Love the boys outfits!! They look like they should be in a Gap catalog:). Also love the outdoor pictures of them and your family. You guys are one lovely fam and mean that! Looks like Easter was a blast at your house!!!

Ben and Melissa said...

Yes, I too love the matching outfits! You were really brave dying eggs with two very little boys E! Thanks for sharing about the resurrection rolls... I think we will definitely make those next year because I think I can tweek it to make it dairy-free for Maddie. I also loved your rice-treat bouquets! You are so crafty and inspire me for next year :)