Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone! Steph, Phil and the kids left on Saturday. We had such an enjoyable visit with them. I love moving around, but it is hard for me when my best girlfriends live far away. There is somethings about having my mom and sisters close by. To make up for the empty feeling in my house we decided to invite our friends Camden and Amber and Mike (Kit's 2nd counselor) for Easter dinner. Saturday was spent at the store (literally) buying supplies for the meal. I also had to prepare a last-minute sharing time on Easter. I love the one I found. It went well with the kids and I think they could picture the Easter Story a little better.

The Easter Bunny hid the eggs while we were home. Josiah couldn't believe it! The bunny sure must be tricky to hide the eggs while Mom and Dad were in the kitchen starting dinner. The boys had fun looking for eggs. Gavin would get so excited when he found one. Dinner was yummy - just traditional fare - ham, mashed potatoes, corn, deviled eggs and carrot cake for dessert. Yes, Kit cooked the meal (although I did the potatoes and eggs). My husband is wonderful! Of course, I did the dishes.

We have FHE on Sundays due to my class on Mondays. This one was focused on the Easter Story. I just went through the sharing time again. Sometimes I want to give up! It is often a struggle to even attempt a FHE. Maybe I get points for trying! I will say my boys were listening by the end, however, so maybe they learned something!

Our Attempt at FHE (caught on film by Kit) ...

video



Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Outfits (note: Jos is holding a dino)


Typical of my boys!

10 comments:

Mere said...

I was wondering why you hadn't updated your blog!

Your FHE looks like our nightly scripture reading. We read out of the regular scriptures, and the kids have such a hard time paying attention. I give pop quizzes at the end to see if they pay attention, but they don't. Oh well - at least they're getting used to the phraseology of the scriptures, right?

Jill said...

ha ha ha! That looks like our FHE's as well. I think we do get brownie points for trying! Such cute pictures - Happy Easter! :o)

Sandy said...

I loved the video. A nice glimpse into the future and what FHE is like with kids.

Steph said...
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Steph said...

Yay for new Easter posts!!
I laughed so hard during your FHE vidio, but I gotta say I feel sorry for poor Mama. Poor Lib, we try so hard. It looks like a replica out of my home. I miss you guys so much! I will have to re-watch your vidio to ge a little Applegate "fix".
Your boys look soooo cute!! You gotta love the "hidden" dino. It is a fantastic pic when you can get all three looking at the camera--at once! I love it. They really are so darling. Give them a big, wet kiss from Auntie Steph.

whitney said...

Oh...so true. I know it probably didn't seem very funny at the time, but I was laughing SO HARD watching it. Even the fact that Kit was sitting there tape it. It was just so...husband like. Your boys are just so adorable in their Easter outfits. I'm hoping to get some pics of my kids in theirs, either professionally, or just at the botanical gardens or something. Anyway, thanks for the laugh!

nurse2012 said...

thanks for the fhe laugh you made us feel normal again the boys are so stinking cutie patootie there pinchining the babys cheeks for me i really needed the laugh today and to know that we all try but it never seems to work out the way we think it will we love you guys and miss yall too we will definiely see you sunday happy easter hope it was great and we'll talk with you soon!

Ashlee said...

Sorry to laugh at your expense Lib, but that was too funny!! But good job for trying. The boys are sooo cute in their Easter clothes!

I heard that maybe you guys will be coming up for Ellee's baptism? I hope so! It will be so great to see you guys!

Heidi said...

...a house full of energetic boys! I only have carson (who scoots all over the place) and I can hardly keep up with him. You are amazing!!! ...and your boys are DARLING!

Andrea said...

Liberty, I absolutely love your blog because you are so real and I can totally relate. You are such an amazing mom and I really admire you. We have had many a FHE that are similar to yours and I think, "is it even sinking in?". I love how calm you stay. Mike has to remind me "this should be fun." Thanks for always being a great example to me and my family!