The Easter Bunny came early to our home on Saturday since we had an early soccer game on the other side of town. He brought LOTS of candy, erasers, quarters, a half dollar and a two dollar bill for everyone.
I love that every picture of Levi, he has chocolate in his mouth. That is how the whole weekend was with him. He loves chocolate! After the soccer game, the kids and Nathan went to see Hop. They all LOVED it!!
Then we went to the Ball's for their annual hunt. Here we are getting instructions about where all the different hunts are for the age groups. You can't really tell from this picture, but there was a TON of people...I think there was 100+ people. This is Spencer's group running off. After Levi found one with candy he was content. Mom had to do the rest of the hunting for him. Sarah and Andrew had a tough hunt, but they were good sports about it!! Can you see them way out there? What's an Easter hunt without a cute bunny? Then we all ate a yummy potluck, visited with friends and played and played! Thank you for hosting such a fun party MaryAnn and Gaylon!
Sunday morning was our focus on the real reason we celebrate Easter. The kids got new clothes to wear to church and something from Deseret Book. Levi got a book, Spencer and Benj got scripture pencils and a Book of Mormon hero, Andrew got a Salt Lake Temple puzzle, Sarah got a video and Mom and Dad got a new picture of the Salt Lake Temple for our front room. We had Stake Conference and decided to go to the temple afterwards. We touched the temple, took pictures and then had a picnic. It was a PERFECT day to think about our Savior and all that he has done for us.
Last week, Sarah had her Living Museum at school. She had to do extensive research on a famous person who has made a difference. She "became" Annie Sullivan, by dressing like her, writing and memorizing a five minute narrative as if she was Annie, and had props and a set to help her feel like Annie. She was in her school gym for an entire day, saying her narrative over and over and over again for anyone who wanted to listen. She did a wonderful job being Annie Sullivan! We borrowed a real braille typewriter (that Annie would have taught Helen how to write braille with) and a book in braille from the Commission for the Blind. We also borrowed a water pump from a co-worker of Nathan's. Her friends were...."Samuel Prescott... ...Daniel Boone.... ...Ruth Benedict... ...Paul Newman... ...and her best friend, Helen Keller.