So...when I pasted this picture, I didn't realize how bad it was (I think Ezra may have been throwing a fit). However, as it's the only picture we have of him decorating eggs, it'll just have to do.
The finished product.
My beautiful baby girl (who actually kind of looks like a boy right here with her blue shirt and no bow :P). I just have to brag-doesn't she have the prettiest eyes ever?
A couple of days after arriving in Utah, we drove down to Bryce Canyon for the annual Ruby's Inn Retreat. It's honestly something I look forward to all year (now how many people can say that about their in-law's family reunions?) and was one of the reasons we scheduled our visit when we did. One of the main events while there was a big breakfast (thanks Bob and fam!) followed by an Easter party.
Mommy helping Ezra make his egg during the Easter party. It seems Ezra was concentrating to hard too bother smiling at the camera.
The Easter Hunt ended up being a big success. Despite my original worries that Ezra would throw a full-blown tantrum when we had to take away any chocolate and other unsafe candy it was actually not a big deal at all. Honestly, I don't think he even noticed when Spencer went through his candy and tossed all the "contaminated" kinds back into their original hiding places. Ezra had so much fun and had plenty of candy to keep him hyped up for the rest of the day.
Ezra looking for spoils during the grand Easter Hunt. Note the choking hazard in his right hand, he hung on to it like there was no tomorrow.
Ezra looking oh-so-cool in his upside-down pink glasses from the Easter Hunt.
Ezra playing with his Play-Doh airplane "up in the sky".
In the area around Ruby's Inn are several good hikes. Unfortunately, once one has children, the only "good hikes" available are leisurely strolls around the neighborhood. That's why, when the opportunity arose to visit Mossy Cave, which is a pretty easy 1/2 mile hike (one way), we jumped at the chance to go. Both Ezra and Georgia thought the icicles (that's truly how you spell that word-I promise) were pretty cool.
Georgia cheesein' it for the camera (unlike Ezra in all of his pictures).
We got a chance to hang out with the family for another day and a half after we got home from Bryce Canyon. It was a nice break before the traveling rush.
Ezra and Grandpa bonding while doing the very manly task of feeding the fire. This was a favorite job of Ezra's as he's a bit of a pyro.
We fully enjoyed our vacation, but it was good to go home and get back to normal. One of the best things about trips is the relief at being home once again.
Georgia was absolutely exhausted after all the traveling the day after we came home. Poor little thing could barely keep her eyes open throughout the day.
I just threw this one in to attempt to even up the Ezra/Georgia picture ratio. The fact that it's super-cute is just a bonus.