We started off our Easter weekend with dying some eggs Saturday evening. Carl had his 4th of 7 Architect Registration Exams coming up on Monday so he was gone all day studying and the kids were super excited to have him home and to dye eggs:)
They each got to pick which color they wanted to start with and surprisingly no one picked the same color. Ty picked green of course(his favorite color)Callie wanted purple and Gabe red. They actually did a really good job being careful with the dye and the eggs and were really excited to do it this year. It seems like in years past it has been more of a frustrating then fun experience but this year they did great. Easter morning we got everyone ready and then I tortured the children with pictures outside before we left for church(you know in case they got dirty at church which can happen, they do have snack and play outside) This is typical.
but I did get a pretty cute one of all of them at least smiling.and after church since they didn't get too dirty I tortured them again with individual shots in front of the lilac bush.yep, typical Tywell at least it's a smile.She was pretty intent on smelling her flower.We had my parents and Grant and Danielle(and Grants roomate) over for lunch. We grilled burgers and everyone brought something to share. After lunch while we were cleaning up I put Grant and Danielle in charge of hiding Easter eggs in the backyard. This year we hid the candy filled eggs and the dyed eggs. They turned all the dyed eggs in for a surprise at the end of the hunt. First though they had to find their Easter baskets so they could put their eggs in them.
After the buckets were found the egg hunting began. They loved finding them and did a pretty good job of it. When they were done they each got a baggie to put their candy in.
We had a great day and were thankful we were able to spend time with family and friends but most importantly to give thanks to the One who paid it all. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.