Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Easter and More!!

First off the Month of April was crazy busy for us. Dave and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary on the 2nd because he left for Texas on our acutal anniversary. We went to the Melting Pot in Salt Lake and then walked around the Gateway, basically we just enjoyed some "us" time. Then Preston turned 9 months old on the 11th. He is getting so big so fast. He is a pro a sitting up and has started rocking on his knees, I am sure he will be crawling here really soon.

The rest of the month up until Easter we spent keeping busy with school, Easter activities and of course being silly around the house.

Easter was a bit bitter sweet this year because Dave was unable to celebrate with us. However, we managed to keep up our family traditions. Jocelyn was a bit over excited for the Easter bunny to show and woke up at 2am to find her Easter basket. Needless to say I promptly put her back to bed. When the kids did officially wake up for the day we did a small treat before getting ready for church. Don't they look so cute all hyped up on Sugar and dressed for Church. Church was wonderful and I was so grateful to have my mom and Todd up to help. After Church we had our traditional family Easter egg hunt however this year we were blessed to have received an Easter Egg Scavenger hunt with eggs find with symbols and scriptures of the True Easter Story of our Saviors Resurrection from our wards Primary. Here are some pictures of our egg finding fun.

The kids did great at finding the eggs. After they found everything we sat down with Jocelyn and Ethan (Caitlyn went down for a nap) and went through the Story of the Resurrection with the Easter eggs. The kids were so involved and I think they really started to understand why we celebrate the Easter holiday and what an amazing gift our Savior and Father in Heaven gave to us. Although we missed Dave immensely we had a great Sunday.


The Glaziers said...

Amber, it makes me so happy to see the wonderful mother you are. You have 4 beautiful and LUCKY children. I hope to be half the mother you are.

Dave and Amber Yates said...

Thanks Katie, I have been blessed with wonderful children. I am sure you are an amazing mother to that cute little Rosie.