Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter time!

Easter this year was pretty low key. The week before Easter I was just feeling like
there is so much that distracts from the real reason we have Easter. I'm sure this came from a conversation I had with one of the kids. Me: "Do you know the reason we celebrate Easter?" Them: (pause) "because of the Easter bunny??" Don't get me wrong, I love Easter egg hunts and doing fun Easter crafts, but I wanted to focus more on Christ and the real reason we have Easter. The kids got small Easter baskets. (Actually Cole's was a halloween bucket, he thought that was pretty cool)and we dyed eggs. On Sunday we went to church, listened to some great speakers and then went to my Mom's to have Easter dinner. It was a nice relaxing Easter. I think I can safely say that the kids are pretty clear on why we have Easter.

So the Friday before Easter I decided I wanted to make the girls matching Easter dresses. NOT RECOMMENDED! I spent most of Saturday working on them. I think I went to bed around 1:30 that night. The next morning they tried them on and Malia's look so bad, from my hurried sewing, that I talked her into wearing something else. I'm hoping I can still fix her's. Here's Claire in her dress.

This is my attempt to get a picture of all of the kids together. I just had to document it... The first one you see Claire lying on the floor throwing a fit, she was going to have no part of this picture.
Second attempt, not one looking at the camera

Third attempt, not sure what Jacob and Cole are doing?

fourth attempt, Cole has had enough

Fifth attempt, after much threatening and some bribing...finally!


Kari said...

I love how you posted your pictures. Maybe I should just give up trying to get the perfect picture and show how hard I actually tried.

Ditto Family said...

SO cute!! Claire's dress is darling. I love the fabric and the pattern. I hope Malia's remake turns out perfect because that would be one cute picture getting them together all matchy matchy.