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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday - I love my family!

Easter Sunday is an early busy morning for the Wests. It starts with Sunrise service at 7am followed by a potluck breakfast, then our regular service at 10am. Paul does an afternoon service for the nursing home once a month as well, and it just happened to land on Easter Sunday to add more to the madness!

He is SOOOO handsome!!! I couldn't get over how incredible he looked in his Easter outfit!

Excited about opening his Easter baskets/boxes from the Grandparents. It was so special for Nathaniel to receive boxes in the mail for Easter!

Looking at the card from Poppa Goodell

Poppa Goodell sent Nate a solid chocolate Easter basket with all kinds of yummy treats!!!

Nate's first piece of candy on Easter. :-)

Opening an Easter bag from Papa & G-G in Oregon.

He really loved his little school bus.

Opening the box sent by Grandma Amen.

Showing all the goodies. We watched the new Veggie Tales Easter movie in between services! It was so cute! :-)

Our annual Easter family picture. I LOVE my little family!!!

Easter Saturday - the Egg Hunts :-)

Saturday was the Bayard Community Easter Egg Hunt! We really enjoy it and Nate gets excited because they don't put candy in the eggs they put money! His favorite part is putting the coins in his piggy bank.

Last year was Nate's very first hunt, so I was kind of expecting him to be an "old pro"...that is not exactly what happened...

Here is Nate waiting for the fire truck to sound the siren.

When the siren finally sounded, Nate took off running around! He bypassed at least 15 eggs and just ran!!! Paul had to remind him to pick up some eggs...he only ended up with 3 but he sure had fun!! :-)

He is heading back to show us his eggs. 2 green and 1 orange. He really just wanted green but he settled for the orange ones too.

We decided that because of Nate's confusion with the egg hunt, we held our own egg hunt in our back yard to "practice". While he napped, I collected every quarter I could find and filled as many plastic eggs as I could.

We also had confetti eggs that I lovingly cracked over my son's head...

...then he cracked one over daddy's head...

...mommy's head...

...and, of course we couldn't leave Chewy out!! :-)

Nate was very proud of his loot! He wanted to show everyone that Abe Lincoln was on this money.

Loading up his piggy bank!