Easter was perfect this year. We had a lot of fun play dates with Easter hunts leading up to it, a ward Easter egg hunt, the Mesa Easter Pageant, and a fun Easter morning. The ward Easter egg hunt was a lot of fun, I think Ezra got like 5 eggs because he would stop and open them all before going to the next but Rylie was a Rock Star and got like 20! The kids came home and enjoyed dying the eggs...excuse me Easter eggs. Ezra kept correcting me when I would call them just eggs, they were specifically Easter eggs.
The night before Easter we went to the pageant. It was a beautiful night! We also met up with the Johnson Family and honestly I'm so glad we did, the kids play so well with them and it was great company for such a special show. The picture of us with the characters I really debated if I was going to post it, I hate when I look so much taller than Devin. I need to just accept that I am taller than him. I think I'm only like an inch taller, but in this picture some reason I loke like 3 inches taller than him..oh well. Back to the pageant. The kids did wonderful, 20 minutes into it the Johnson's 2 kids were out and Rylie too...of course my energizer bunny Ezra was the only kid that stayed awake.
Easter morning the kids woke up and enjoyed their baskets. Ezra got some Toy Story toy characters he was missing in his collection and a chocolate bunny and a couple other little things. Rylie got a princess toy and a new movie. My mom bought her the pretty dress and they also got some new paints and chalk paint. For breakfast I also made bunny pancakes. We didn't give them too much candy because Devin and I are both on diets and I just don't want it in my house, luckily they are young enough that they dont' care.
It is hard to believe that such a cute little girl and give her mommy such grief sometimes. Rylie is such a sassy little girl, people don't believe me when I tell them some of the things she has done to me (hissed, scratched, hit..you name it) but she is also such a cuddle bug and just loves attention and her family. She may not also get her point across the best way, but I wouldn't have her any other way...i think ;)
For St. Patty's day we went to a movie and used our Build a Bear gift cards we had from Christmas. Rylie of course made a puppy because she is obsessed with dogs and Ezra made Alvin, going to see Alvin and the Chipmunks earlier in the day i'm sure inspired him.
For Spring break I really wanted to take the kids horse back riding, mostly Rylie but I also knew that Ezra would love it too. We went with Corynn and Jake (the three are like the 3 amigos) Kids loved it and we can't wait to go again.
Here are just some random pictures I wanted to throw in the group. Ezra is really into Star Wars these days, hmm I wonder why :) The picture with me and the kids in all blue is for Autism Awareness day. The weather is getting pretty hot here so washing the car seemed like the perfect Saturday activity a couples weeks ago. The picture with Devin and I is us before we left to go to our Strong bonds retreat that the Air National Guard put on for us. Tannis and Clayton came to watch the kids for us, I don't think the kids thought twice about us...they love their Aunt Tanni and Uncle Clayton.