Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter (part 2)

We had a fun Easter weekend. On Friday, we went to Lehi's Easter Festival with Janelle and Bree. We saw the Easter Bunny, a golden eagle, an owl and walked through an art exhibit depicting the Savior.
Ashton was a brave boy! He was not afraid of the Easter Bunny....although when he gets scared he holds his ears....but he didn't cry!

He loves putting everything in his mouth!

These eagles have been known to pick up big horns from the mountain and drop them....and eat them... Look how little Ashton looks!

Someone gave him a Starburst package.....when Bree tried to take one out he got so mad! Ha!
You may be able to see that Ashton is looking down....well, he is looking at a little girl and smiling! What a flirt!

hahahahah i love this picture. Ashton is not amused.
balancing act. how cute do they look? they match.
ashton scoping out his next target
ashton trying to eat the chase dog.
Then on Saturday morning we went to an Easter Egg Hunt at the Hollywood Connection. There was supposed to be a hunt for kids 0-5 so we thought that may be fun for Ashton. When we got there it was PACKED! They divided the 0-5 group into 2 groups: those that need help from their parents and those that don't. We went over to the parents' side and Lorin went with Ashton when the buzzer went off. Well...we were not successful in getting even 1 egg. These parents are ruthless....this one mom saw that Lorin was trying to get Ashton to pick up 1 of 3 eggs on the floor...well she looked at him, picked them up and put them in her daughter's basket! Um....I'm pretty sure this activity is for the kids....And who steals an egg from a baby? Hahhaha. Oh my. That was funny. Well, Ashton found something better than an egg:
yes, that's right. that my friends is a wrapper.

someone threw that thing ashton is sucking on at us.....finders keepers suckas! just kidding, you snooze you lose. ok. i cleaned it off and gave it to ashton after someone through it at us. we are among very classy and civilized people.

the crowd! i think that is the mom stealing..i mean helping her little girl get the eggs.

more people

OK! almost done! Theeeennn, we went to the aquarium in Sandy. Ashton loooooved it!
So did Lorin:
I love this face.
Look! No hands! I was a little scared he would fall into the water with the fishies and stingrays...yikes.

trying to touch the fishies

he loved watching them swim!

Easter (part 1)

We watched a video in Relief Society that played this song but showed different pictures. The message is the same and it touched my heart. This Easter Sunday was very special for me. The Resurrection of our Savior was more real for me as I stared at Ashton while watching this video. He slept in my arms, which he rarely does anymore, and I listened to the words of the song. Ashton is my whole world and I would do absolutely anything for him. I've never felt this kind of devotion before and as a mother I think we feel the need to protect and love our children. I can imagine to a very minute degree what our Heavenly Father felt as he watched his Son die for the rest of his children. And Jesus did so willingly- he volunteered to give His life so that we may return to our Father in Heaven. I love my Savior, my Healer, and my Heavenly Father. I cry when I think about Jesus on the cross but I know that He lives!

Wow I am super emotional. I look at Ashton when he sleeps and sometimes he smiles- I wonder if he can still remember Jesus and what it was like to be with Him. We had a nice Easter morning watching the cartoon version of the Resurrection with Ashton. We taught him briefly as he was cranky and wanting to take a nap. We had a great time at church, Lorin taught a great lesson to the Elders Quorum and then we had everyone (14 people) over for Easter Dinner. It was so fun to get together with family and friends and share an Easter message. We chatted, laughed, and decorated eggs and cookies. It was a great weekend! Thanks for coming everyone and bringing your sweet food!