Saturday, April 18, 2009


Well, after having to reinstall Picassa and reload my pictures, I have FINALLY gotten around to posting our Easter festivities. The Easter Bunny made a surprise visit at Grandma and Grandpa Bollinger's on Friday where the boys enjoyed an awesome Easter egg hunt. I don't have any pictures unfortunately.
Easter morning we awoke to baskets of goodies and books about Jesus. Summer was so pleased with herself and the mess she made in her pink Easter grass.

Everett saw candy and shoved at least 7 or 8 gummy bunnies in his mouth. They were literally bursting from his cheeks!
Tracy could not wait to play Guitar Hero Aerosmith and looked pretty handsome in his bunny ears.

Somehow we managed to get out the door and on time to church at 9:00, but not before we were given a fashion show by Everett. He found some of Summy's glasses and went all Blue Steel on us.

After church we spend about half an hour trying to get all three kiddos looking happy and in the same direction in their Easter ensembles. We finally gave up and decided we would photo shop them later on.
After naptime we had a LARGE celebration at our house and I was so caught up in the preparations I forgot to take pictures. We were able to celebrate with Mike's family (including Bubba's new girlfriend, Tiffany who we absolutely LOVE), my brother and Melody, Naomi and Jeff, and the Burtons who are all basically family. We are so blessed to be surrounded by these wonderful people in our lives. I wish I had snapped some sweet pics of us playing Guitar Hero. Mike and Troy killed it. Charity, Oakley and I were a pretty radical trio if I don't say. Well, we had a good time anyway.
We have had a few opportunities to discuss death and the resurrection this year which set the perfect stage for Easter. I am so impressed with the children of this generation. They are so receptive and they understand things I still don't completely understand. Tracy has such faith in his Savior and whenever we talk about someone who has died, he says, "so now they are in the spirit world waiting to be resurrected." I think when I was four I could point out Jesus but I know I didn't have a grasp on the plan of salvation. I am so grateful to be blessed with three wonderful children and to have the opportunity to teach them as well as learn FROM them. As I said, they are truly an amazing generation. I am grateful for my Savior and what he has done for me. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday too.

I love this picture because Summer is always happy yet here she looks really annoyed.
This is the Summy we know and love.


Alicia said...

Oh--those pictures are killer. I love your kids' expressions.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

That's the best blue steel I've seen. Cute pictures!

camille said...

beautiful children Leesa! In every way too!

Trish the Dish said...

I just love Everett!

Trish the Dish said...

Yes - we're moving - in about 2 wks! We sold really fast so we'll be in a rental until one of our offers goes through (we have two out right now). We thought we'd take advantage of the killer buyer's mkt so we put our house up for sale just to see what would happen. Thirty days later we are looking for a rental! The dummies actually offered above list price. Who does that (unless you're in a bidding war). Anyway, we hope we won't be renting for long, but it will be worth it in the long run if we get into a bigger, better house for a great deal. Sorry about the lengthy post. We need to catch up! Love your blog!