Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Tucker woke up REALLY early this Easter- like before daylight.  Apparently the Easter Bunny tapped on his window (dang bunny).  We tried to get him to lay in the bed with us and sleep a little longer, but it wasn't happening.  So, we went ahead and got Talon up and headed outside.  It was a rainy weekend so we needed to get the egg hunt out of the way before the rain started again.
The boys got some fun stuff in their baskets this year.  Tucker got diving toys, Avengers Tervis Tumbler, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wallet, two movies, lots of candy and a few more toys.  Talon got a bubble gun, books, Buzz Lightyear backpack, trucks, crayons, and candy, too, of course.

This is the first year that Talon kind of understood the egg hunt.  He isn't much of a morning person, so it took him a little while to get in to the swing of things.

Tucker found the golden egg!  The Easter Bunny hid it on top of the fence (smart bunny).

He was SO excited to find five dollars inside!  

Since we were up so early we went ahead to early church.  After Sunday School we headed home and took a few quick pictures before getting ready to go to the Tafts' for lunch.  I wish Talon was looking at the camera in our family picture, but oh well!

This is what I got when I asked Talon to say cheese:=[

Talon LOVED his bubble gun!  He just squealed and laughed the whole time.  And we heard him say, "bubbles!" about 10,000 times.

Of course Easter isn't about eggs and baskets.  It's about the most amazing ultimate sacrifice ever made. I LOVE Easter.  I love taking the time that we should take every day to thank Jesus for what He did for us.  I love seeing my boys learn more and more every year what Easter is truly all about.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Easter Eve

Along the years we have begun a sort of sometimes annual tradition of dying Easter eggs and eating with Mom and Alye (..and Paw and Olin) the night before Easter.  It's fun and really great to have some extra help with the eggs.  
We had an Avenger's egg kit and a Batman one.  
This was Talon's first year to get involved and he loved it.

Here is my little Easter set-up.  I love Easter/Spring decorations and was glad to get to use some of my stuff!  We had carrot cake cupcakes (Alye's favorite), a couple dips, fruit and cookies.  The best part was boiled shrimp that Mom made, it was SO good!  
We had a really fun night and made some great memories!