Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Lots Of Catching Up
We had a fun festive dinner that night. It consisted of Shepherd's Pie, green jello, green punch, and key lime bars.
We watched the Lord of the Dance dvd (Irish dancing), read a LePrEcHaUn story, and played some fun St. Patty's Day games
Fun was had by all. Lily didn't stop talking about those silly LePrEcHaUn's for weeks!
General Conference and Easter Weekend
We had a wonderful holiday weekend. I decided to start a new tradition this year. I saw it on a blog. They had made Conference Baskets for each one of their kids. This is what I came up with:
I just got some cheap baskets at the dollar store, bought some Twistable crayons on sale, a new sharpened pencil, I downloaded Conference Packets from http://www.sugardoodle.net/ (I mixed and matched different ones to accomodate the ages of my kids), I printed off Conference Bingo for each one, made a cute baggie filled with m&m's, marshmellows, and jelly beans for their markers, and filled the baskets with lots of snacks and goodies. I told them that the snacks had to last thru all four sessions. I also put in a bag of instant oatmeal and a package of Easy Mac for breakfast and lunch on Saturday. This made for a very relaxing day for me and the kids did so AWESOME! They were very content working on their packets and snacking. Even my 4 year old did amazing. They sat thru both sessions of conference on Saturday. This is a tradition that we will keep in our family! As always, the talks for conference were wonderful and uplifting, and just what I needed to hear. The kids really enjoyed Pres. Eyring's talk.
In between sessions we colored Easter eggs
My dad came down to go to the Priesthood session with Paul. Afterwards, we had ice cream and played a whole bunch of card games and board games before the kids went to bed. My brother came over too and my dad ended up sleeping over.
Easter morning was filled with excitement as the kids hunted for their baskets.