Happy Easter 2015! Easter is the one holiday that I enjoy cooking the big feast for. I love all the food involved and so I offered to host this year. Easter fell on conference weekend which helps make it even more special. The girls and I spent the weeks up to Easter running around going to activities. By the time our egg hunt rolled around the girls were pros! My parents came up early and we had a nice brunch before we checked to see if the Easter Bunny came. I made an overnight egg casserole that has croissants in it (it was amazing!). Addison helped me made Jesus's tomb for everyone's place settings. They turned out really cute and she really enjoyed making them. It was made out of a graham cracker, green frosting, chocolate donut (tomb) and a mini oreo (the rolled away stone). At breakfast Dave shared his testimony of the Resurrection and what Easter means. This is the first year that Addison has really begun to understand why we celebrate and it was fun to watch it click in her eyes. Addison peeked out the blinds and indeed saw that the Easter Bunny had come. We all went outside and the bunny had left close to 50 eggs so the girls were busy for a while. Addison was really good about helping Avery find the lower eggs and some special Elmo ones. Addison also had some special Hello Kitty ones that she found. Up in the playhouse the girls each found a Frozen themed fishing pole, a camo fishing chair (someone the other Easter Bunny thought that was a good print) and a pink tackle box. As tradition the girls got a new movie which was a Tinkerbell one this year. Avery was so funny carrying her bag around hanging on her arm. It was a beautiful day with the sun shinning and I loved watching the girls excitement. Addison had been asking if the Easter Bunny could bring her a fishing pole for like a month. On top of that request she wanted it to be an Elsa from Frozen one. When I told her how lucky she was that the bunny knew just what she wanted her reply made us all laugh really hard. She said, "It's just from my favorite store Field and Stream!" She is too smart for her own good! We came inside and got ready to listen to conference. I tried a new set up with putting pictures of topics on the outside of cups. Each cup had a snack in it and every time the word was said you could take one. It kept Addison occupied for the majority of the sessions. She of course liked the M&M cup the most. Avery kept standing on her tip toes and stealing the oreos. She would pull them apart and lick the frosting of and toss the rest of it. Both girls did some coloring and Grammie helped Addi draw the faces of the speakers. We ate a nice meal in between sessions that had us all rolling ourselves over to the couch after. Avery loved the ham which made me happy since Addison only ate rolls and lots of butter. My mom topped the day off with homemade pies that were delicious. I love spending holidays with family near by. We are grateful for the holiday season of Easter and all that it reminds of what blessings we have. Jesus Christ has risen so that we might live with him again. We are forever blessed because of that knowledge.
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