Easter 2012

We had a great Easter this year and we had a lot of fun teaching Jessica all about Easter. We read to her from the illustrated scriptures, and we are currently reading the New Testament, and on the back cover, it shows a picture of the resurrected Savior at the tomb, with Mary Magdalene. Now, every night, when we pull out the scriptures, Jessica says, "Easter" and points to the picture. We love that she is understanding pieces of what we are teaching her!

One of our favorite Easter traditions is dying eggs. My family (this is Brianna) dyed eggs every year...and a lot of them! We would always eat deviled eggs for Easter dinner and a lot of boiled eggs that week, which I loved. I am pretty sure we've dyed eggs every year since we've been married, but I am usually the one who gets excited about it. Andrew has fun once we start, but he is usually done pretty fast. Well, this year, we dyed them  on Friday night after dinner. Jessica loved it! She actually thought at one point that the dye might taste good and tried to drink it. Don't worry, it didn't happen. She didn't want to stop, but it was bedtime, so we did. Andrew started dying his eggs before Jessica went to bed...and then, he kept going after I was done.

We bought this tie-dye egg dye, which actually was really a pain and I don't recommend it. But, it made for some potentially fun eggs, and well, we just had a fun time making a mess.

And then, after we finished, Andrew commented how there was so much egg dye left and decided we should use it to decorate the snow outside...so we did.

And it was almost more fun than dying eggs. And yes, this is at night, probably around 8:30. It is so sunny here!

We couldn't wait for Jessica to wake up the next morning and see the colored snow. We knew she would love it and be so excited! But guess what? We woke up to this...

That isn't all bad. That snow was enough for Anchorage to set an all-time high record for snowfall (134.5 inches) in one winter. And plus, it was enough to cover most of the dirty snow that was piling up for at least a day. And, the next morning, Easter morning, we woke up and  it was beautiful and sunny outside once again!

Jessica wasn't really interested in finding eggs at all. We tried to get her excited about it, and I even put jelly beans in them, but she just handed them to dad and asked him to read to her instead. Her favorite part of her Easter basket was the magnetic numbers she got. She loves numbers!

That night, for our Easter dinner, we had some friends over and ate a ton of food! We had a lot of fun, even though they did tell me that the bush in front of our house is NOT a blueberry bush even though the berries looked like blueberries. I'm still a little disappointed about that one. Anyway, hope you had a good Easter too!

1 comment:

  1. I love the dyeing of the snow! But too bad about it getting covered up! Speaking of deviled eggs, wasn't it you who lost an entire plate of deviled eggs on the floor? Someone was moving the plate from the kitchen to the table and all of them fell on the floor except one, so dad got it. I don't remember which sister did it, but we were really mad at her. If it was you, I forgive you.