Happy Easter! The boys were into it this year. I had conversations with Landon about why we celebrate Easter and he really seemed to get it. He told me about Christ's crucifixion and resurrection and what that meant. It was wonderful to have a meaningful conversation with him since usually I'm graced with strange theories and fart jokes.
The boys spent the night with my parents Friday night and got to dye eggs with their cousins and have an egg hunt too. They had a great time playing, but I was happy to have them back. Friday night I was home completely alone. No kids, no husband. It was very strange and I'm surprised I was able to get to sleep. But I went shopping unencumbered, that was nice! I kept finding myself tip toeing around the house like the boys were there sleeping. I just am not used to making noise after 7pm!
Sunday I was able to watch the first session of General Conference while the boys all napped! Then we had our egg hunt here and they got their Easter baskets. Landon did a great job helping Will and not taking all the eggs. He's really growing up and getting better with those things (when he wants to). They loved their baskets. They both got kid sized shovels and garden gloves. They both love to dig in the garden before we get it all planted and now they really can get into it. I think they broke all the sand shovels last year digging with them in the dirt. They got a few other fun little things. They wanted to play with all of them right away, but we had to immediately leave for Granny and Grandpa's house to celebrate with John's extended family. The boys always enjoy the holidays there too because there are more cousins to play with. They did another egg hunt there and Will did great as always. He had eagle eyes when it comes to Easter egg hunting. Last year he beat Landon in the egg business. This year they knew how many eggs were out there and so we knew how many they could each find. Two of their older cousins helped them out too, which was very nice of them. Gabriel was his very happy self and made everyone feel good by letting them all hold him. Every now and again he would cry because he needed a mommy snuggle or was hungry, but he would go back to happy and off to be loved by his great grandparents and great aunts. No one could get over his happy go lucky nature. We had a fun day and were all ready for bed that night!
Isn't he so handsome?
Just chillin' with his basket
This is the face I got when I told him to smile with his eyes open....not what I was going for.
Then I got this.
Trying to get a non squinchy face out of him is so hard!
You may notice there are no individual pictures of Landon here. Well, he decided to have a huge fit about his clothing while trying to get everyone dressed and ready to go. During these pictures he was still crying and red faced with his hair in full afro mode. After he calmed down and had his hair done I didn't have time to get individual shots.
Egg hunt time!
This is the best one I got of them. Seriously...the best one....you just can't always get good pictures of kids together. I have to remind myself of that.
Basket time. Even Gabriel got one. He dug out the one toy he really wanted and ignored the rest of the basket. He really loved the soccer ball rattle.
Gabriel and his Great Grandpa. Grandpa really loves holding babies. Getting babies away from him is nearly impossible.