Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Photos

Melted crayon easter eggs
Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Since we were away in Australia for a bit, Easter really snuck up on me this year.  I felt like I didn't have time to prepare my heart for what it meant, and I didn't have time to prepare too many Easter crafts for the kids to do.  Fortunately, the holiday still came and went with a lot of joy, fun, and crafting.  This year we attended two Easter celebrations, one with a couple of good mommy friends, and the other with family.

As a mommy (and a blogger), I always try to bring my camera whenever we attend get-togethers.  I think those events are special and I want to capture all the beautiful memories, yummy food, and funny moments that inevitable occur.  But lately, I've noticed that when I pull out the camera to snap photos, I also miss out on a bit of the moment's magic.  Sure, I've captured a memory in photograph, but I also wasn't really a part of it (probably because I'm fiddling around with camera knobs... blech technology).  Does that make sense? Does anyone feel that way too?

Anyway, I guess this was a really long intro to just explain why this year's photos were kind of lacking... and why my shots were mostly of crafts.  We loved celebrating Easter with friends and family this year.... and I was just having a bit too much fun beiing in the moment to stop and capture the moment.

Easter 2014 Photos

Chuck participating in an Easter Egg hunt in our friend's backyard

The kids opening up their Easter Egg booty (Notice that Chuck is more interested in eating rice krispies... this little guy loves his food)
This Easter was the holiday for slime.  We made it once with our friends and once with family.  I simply followed this great slime recipe from Blogme Mom. (I'll also post up the steps on this blog tomorrow.)

Chuck and his cousins weren't big candy eaters, so we hid coins, stickers, and the letters from "Happy Easter" in the eggs instead.

Here are the three cousins (and one Grandpop) about to start the family Easter egg hunt.  (Can you believe the gorgeous weather?  We were wearing winter coats on one day, and short sleeved shirts the next.  Oof.)

Photo of the children opening their eggs
I brought a bag of marshmallows and a box of toothpicks to the family party as well.  Everyone had fun trying to build different structures from them.  (Chuck made the crazy pyramid shape... just kidding.  It was made by one of Chuck's uber-cool uncles.)

And that's it!  Hope you had a wonderful Easter (or Passover) this year too. 

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