Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Hoppity Hop Hop
On Easter Saturday, I took Everett to the Orem Easter Egg Hunt, I had never been to a city egg hunt and thought it would be fun. It wasn't. There were over 6000 people there and it was chaos. A volunteer accidentally told us the wrong line and we were in the older kids hunt. By the time I realized this, it was too late to run over to the 0-3 age hunt so we braved the other one. There were over 2500 eggs on the field and Everett didn't even get one measly egg, we just weren't fast enough. He got some rock hard salt water taffy that was surely 2 years old and we high tailed it out of there a little defeated. Luckily the day redeemed itself.
My mom sent down the cutest Easter basket for Everett with lots of presents and delicious Canadian chocolate and candies (it's just better). I added a few eggs filled with starburst jelly beans (you guys, life changing) and I hid all the candy in our 'front yard'. Everett was much happier this hunt as he actually got all the good stuff. Everett is quite literally the most candy obsessed child you will ever meet, so one of the better days of his life. We have had to ration to one candy from his Easter basket a day. When he wakes up in the morning I can hear him chanting 'nandy' (candy) over the baby monitor. Nothing like some scrambled ( cadbury cream) eggs for breakfast.
We went up to Salt Lake that afternoon to meet our friends and do City Creek and Temple Square. We ate at the Cheesecake Factory and walked around. It was so springy and tulip-y and Temple Square was so beautiful. Everett loved Temple Square, he was actually asking me to take pictures of him, running from one ledge to another and sticking his hands in all the water features he could find.
We weren't really planning on doing much on Sunday but last minute invited my siblings and my cousin and some friends over for Easter dinner and I am so glad we did because I was feeling a little homesick knowing my entire extended family was doing a huge dinner together in Canada. I made a ham and scalloped potatoes and baked beans and it was homey and delicious! It was also our church's LDS General Conference this weekend and although I was entertaining a two year old during all the sessions I felt the love of our leaders, inspiration to be better and so and grateful for all of my blessings.