I really think Easter is one of my favorite holidays. The resurrection and atonement always touches me and this time of year helps me reflect on it more than usual. I also love it cause my birthday is always around this time, plus I love decorating eggs and going on Easter egg hunts, and just the feel of spring makes me happy. This year with it being so late in April I felt like this holiday wasn't rushed and the fun Easter feeling lasted much longer. I wish it were always the end of April. With it being so late in the month I decided I was going to be ambitious and make the girls Easter dresses, but as most things do my good intentions always wait until the last minute. So, on Friday 2 of my friends and all our kids had one big sewing party all day long! My friend had made a dress like this before and claimed it was totally easy (I guess she didn't know what level of a sewer I am). Somehow after a crazy day with 8 kids, lots of snacks and otter pops, a swimming intermission and lots of other intermissions, and so much help from Maria we got them done. I was so proud of our accomplishment I had to take and share a million pictures so here they are...sorry total picture overload but I just loved too many.
Olivia isn't always the easiest to get pictures of so when we have good moments like these I am snap happy. It was a windy day, so she was really concerned with losing her hat, but it made for some great facial expressions.
I feel like she is telling a story trying to convince us that it really is that big.
I think Maile looks so old and sophisticated in this picture, I love it but I don't, cause I'm already feeling like she's growing up way too fast.
Couldn't figure out the timer so no family shots, but we got these daddy/daughter, mommy/daughter shots. Too bad I ran out of time cause Aaron was really hoping for a silky pink tie I promised him, but I plan on getting around to it, so no worries.
This is the crazy Maile were used to.
As part of their Easter gifts they got purses filled with some jewlery and lip gloss. I promise it kept them entertained the entire sacrament meeting. Olivia was the only one to break into the church bag, it worked out real nice.
Excited about their new blankies which we were hoping would rid them of their other blankies since those are getting pretty trashed. Although, the last 2 nights they insist on sleeping with both. Hopefully it doesn't backfire casue otherwise we will be carting 6 blankies around everytime we go out of town.