"It's 7:23!...It's 7:26!"
Becca actually came into bed with us around six or so, and she woke up around 7:20, so she was the first to be able to get her basket. It was fun to watch her discover her goodies without the older, busier kids around.
|"I've got Dad all to myself."|
We had a slow morning with lots of chocolate and candy. I meant to do a real breakfast, but it just didn't happen. By the time dinner rolled around after church, I was so ready for real food. I tried to get some pictures of the kids before church, but we all know that never works. They are cute, though, and I love them lots.
We had a special Singing Time in Primary about the life of the Savior. I cried while picking the songs for it, so I was afraid I would cry while singing them, but I did okay.
Becca wet her pants during Nursery. Actually, they brought her to me to take her potty just before I had to do Junior Singing Time, so I texted Brian to come get her, and she wet while she and her leader were waiting for him. Lesson learned: next time I'll just take her no matter what time it is. So I gathered the kids, because Sacrament Meeting was about to start, and I didn't want them sitting on their own, so I thought, "Let's just go home." Then Alyssa reminded me that the choir was singing, and Sister Carroll told us that none of the sopranos were allowed to be gone, because there's not that many of us, and I was actually excited to sing with the choir. Instead of staying home, I just grabbed some fresh clothes for Becca and we went right back to church. I'm so glad we did, too, because the talks were awesome!
After church we picked up the hams and headed to my parents' house for dinner and an egg hunt. The weather was perfect, and the kids had a great time playing outside together for the first time since Autumn.
|The dads hid the eggs in the yard.|
|These lilac bushes make the whole yard smell heavenly!|
|All lined up|
|The little ones get a head start.|
|Becca just took off.|
|She was very intent on getting those eggs.|
|She did stop to give a "Cheese!"|
|before putting an egg in her basket.|
|Ethan was a hard time to keep up with.|
|There's his face!|
|This is all I could get Marcus to hold still for.|
|Alyssa tripped over the wagon and hurt her foot, but she was ready to run around by the time the hunt started.|
|Brian and Marcus worked together when the finding got difficult.|
In other news:
1. Did you notice that Becca's hair is gone? She cut a bit off on Tuesday, but it blended in enough to just leave it. On Wednesday she wacked off some more, but I still don't know where and exactly when she did it, because I haven't found the evidence. She cut off most of the right side, but left enough to give a little bit of side-swept bang action when we took her in to get it fixed. I'm so sad that we had to cut off all her curls! I think they're gone forever, and I miss her long hair, but the new cut turned out very cute, and it is easy to do each morning!
2. Brian and I have been asked to go on the youth Stake Trek this year, and we had training out at Bing Canyon yesterday morning. Brian's parents were nice enough to take all the kids to their soccer games while we were gone.We had a great time, and it was so nice to know the kids were where they were supposed to be and well taken care of.
3. Ethan had his own room for a while. He's been complaining for a while that Marcus makes the messes in their room and he cleans them, which is basically true, so he requested a room of his own. After thinking it through for a few minutes, I decided to put him on one side of the school room, just to try it out. He enjoyed it for the most part, but he also got lonely at night, so we moved him back to his old spot last night. His clothes are still in an old dresser in the school room, but his bed is back where it belongs.