Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Easter!

We had a busy but fun Easter. This post has lots of pictures of what we did over the whole weekend. Easter lasted for 2 and 1/2 days for us. I hope you enjoy.

I started the weekend off by going to the temple on Friday. It was so nice to go for the Easter weekend. And it was nice to go to a session for my first time with glasses. I could see so much more of the detail of what the pioneers did to decorate the Salt Lake Temple. I had no idea how blind I was.

Saturday morning, Ayla and I went to my parent's for pancakes. I finally cleaned up our storage over there. I will post about that later. (I did it Ann. I finally cleaned up our storage.) It felt so good to get that taken care of.

While  we were there, my dad gave me these puppies. 
I mean crocodile heads. At first I thought my uncle Ernie bought them because he would always take us to Reams (the only place I have seen that has these) when we were kids and buy us all a crocodile head. This is one of my favorite memories I have with my uncle Ernie. I love him.

In the afternoon on Saturday, we went to Kurt's parent's house where they had a candy hunt for the grand kids.

Ayla did really well.

Ayla collecting more candy.

Ayla also got this cute Easter bunny. 
It plays "Here comes Peter Cotton Tail." and its ears move up and down to the song. It is too cute and Ayla loves it.

I tried to get a picture of Morganne during the hunt and this was the best one of her. She was too quick for the camera. You know she needed to get as much candy she could.

Here is Brooke and Baby Kurt patiently waiting for Ayla and Morganne's candy hunt to be over. Then Brooke got to go on a treasure hunt for her Easter basket. I love this picture of the both of them. Brooke is really getting to be a beautiful young lady.

Pooped from the hunt.

One of me and Kurt. 
And a better picture of me in my new glasses. I really have come to like my glasses. I think they were a good pick. 

Here is the pale after the hunt and other candy Kurt's parents gave us. We made out like bandits.

Sunday morning, the Easter bunny came to our house.
Ayla got a bonnet (that is what the white thing is at the bottom of the basket), some new socks and some new shoes. We all three got chocolate Easter bunnies. And Ayla got some plastic eggs to play Easter Egg hunt.

Here is a close up of Ayla's new shoes. Aren't they cute? I love Nikes!

Here is Ayla in her Easter dress she got from Grandma and Grandpa Perry. This was taken before church as we were heading out the door.

We had a wonderful day at church. It was very uplifting—as always.

And this was taken after church.
I got 3 new shirts for Easter and this is one of them. They each cost a whole $5 each. Awesome deal.

And I got some new shoes for church. 
One of my young women came to church with these shoes a couple of weeks ago and I had to have them, they were so cute. Thanks Erin for you good taste in shoes.

Sunday evening, we went to my parents for a yummy Easter roast dinner. Notice the roast is all gone on Kurt's plate?

And of course Dad and Uncle Ernie. 
They switched places from the last post I did.

My sister-in-law, Carolyne.

Me and my mommy!
You can also see my new shirt better in this picture.

Kurt, Dad and Mom.

My bro, Robert and my sweet nephew, Lane.

After dinner, we came home and had an Easter egg hunt with Ayla with the eggs she got from the Easter bunny.  I put all her toys up (so they wouldn't be a distraction for her) hid the eggs for her and she did really well. I recorded the whole thing.

We had to help her a few times to spot the eggs but once she did, she knew what to do with them.

She had a lot of fun playing with the eggs. We did a few hunts with her and there were a few times we put gram crackers in them so she could find a surprise. It was so fun. Both Kurt and I were so surprised at how well she did. She is so smart.

And here is a picture of her in her Easter bonnet. Too cute.

Below is a clip of her first Easter Egg hunt that I recorded. It is 3 minutes long but so cute. Enjoy!

That was the best Easter I have ever had!
The temple, spending time with family, going to church and spending time with my little family, watching my little girl enjoy herself with the Easter egg hunts.

We also watched a couple of videos on our saviour's Resurrection on Sunday. What a great event to celebrate.


{Mo} said...

I'm glsd you had a good weekend! Ayla is such a little doll and you are such a cute mommy!

T. L. C. said...

Oh Heather!!! Your redhead is getting sooooo pretty! I'm so into the red hair and i'm so sad i wont be able to come in May :(

BUT this blog made me so happy to read because you had a great easter! The picture of you and Ayla all dressed up looked so pretty! You look great in your glasses BTW and loved the shoes!

Ayla easter basket was so sweet! I loved the bonnet!

Elizabeth said...

That was a really cute video. She "struts her stuff" a lot when she's excited, doesn't she? What a cutie. It looks like you had a wonderful Easter. I like your new glasses too, by the way.

Ann Marie said...

So happy that you had a great Easter! It's the simple things that make it so great.. you know?

Love all of your loot! Cute things that Ayla got! :)

BTW: The apartments are the ones on Buckaneer.. YES!

Suzanne said...

Loved the shoes!! and Loved the skirt too! What a funny Easter weekend for you and your family!! Looks like you guys had a blast! Good for you for making it to the temple! I get to go to Salt Lake on Saturday and I am tickled to be able to! One of my favorite temples EVER! -Suzanne

Nanette said...

You guys sure do know how to party! I need to take lessons! I love your sweet little girl's easter bonnet-my grandmother used to get me one every year-its a priceless memory! :) Happy Easter cute girl!

QuintonandChristy said...

Ayla looks so cute! I am glad you had a fun Easter. Hey, I got your email but didn't see your address on it. The shower is 4/25 at 1Pm and I would LOVE you to come. So send your address and I will mail you an invite.

Burke Cynthia said...

Love the shoes. Love the glasses. Love the shirt. Heck I love it all! What a great Easter celebration.

The Faithful Girl said...

I love seeing pictures of the SLC temple!! That's where my little family got sealed, and it just makes me homesick, but in a good way!

The Hartle's said...

Those little shoes are adorable! And ofcourse so is Ayla!

Nanette said...

Oh honey, you can go ahead and link me whenever you want! You don't need to ask! You are just too sweet.
P.S Where did you get your shoes? I love them and I have been looking for a good pair of white shoes-they are so nice for the Spring.

TheIcePixy said...

Hey cute shoes!
Yes feel free to post a link to my blog. Oh, and if your interested, my regular personal blog is actually at http://thecobwebsofmymind.blogspot.com/
Thanks. :}

Nancy Face said...

Awww...Ayla is so cute! What fun! Those crocodile heads are the coolest, and you sure did get TONS of candy! :)

Miss Megan said...

What a fun Easter! It looks like you were busy, but enjoyed every minute of it. I loved your new outfit - so cute! Especially the shoes. Darling. Happy Easter to you (and thank you for all your sweet comments on my blogs). :)

Cherie said...

You had a great Easter by the looks of it and you really did make out like a bandit. I am dieting (UGH) so I look at all that candy and drool.
I love the first picture of the Temple that is a beautiful shot.
Your little one is getting so big and looked so cute for Easter - Love the Nikes!!!
OOooH also forgot to say I really do like your glasses - You look so cute in them!

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I love meeting fellow members of the church. You have such an adorable family! And you made me SOOOOOO homesick for Utah when I saw those Alligator jaws! They are my favorite treat in the whole world...and you can't buy them here in New England. I'm glad you all had such a beautiful Easter...and I loved seeing the pictures from Salt Lake. It helps me feel like I'm not so far from home after all!