Day two of our Easter celebration started with the Sunday morning session of conference. It was wonderful as conference always is. Sam and nora had a good time taking notes with Grammy.
Jenny made these special easter lilies with the girls to remind them the real meaning of easter and why it is such a joyous holiday. She got the idea from The Friend magazine. Each of the girls traced their hand onto a white piece of paper and cut it out. we wrapped it like a cone around a green pipe cleaner and taped it, and put some pieces of yellow pipe cleaner in for stamens. Then we curled the petals around a pencil. I thought they turned pretty cute.During the 2 hour conference break we had the kids change into their very special Easter outfits to open their easter baskets and to go on a fun little Easter egg hunt! We had the kids play with Mike in another room while "easter bunny Jenny" hide eggs all around the family room. She is the cutest little mother, she gets so excited to make all holidays fun for her little kiddos and she does such a great job.
Since the kids were getting so many treats the adults headed to the grown up candy stash to join in the easter fun! Here is a little sampling of the treats I brought to snack throughout the weekend. I have a few things I must have every year such as caramel filled cadburry eggs and reese's peanut butter eggs. I found a lot of new treats that I just couldn't resist trying such as the neapolitan chocolate covered marshmallow eggs. I know Jenny loves marshmallows as well as neapolitan flavored things so I thought it would be the perfect treat. However, while they do look super cute and rather festive, they taste pretty gross .... the chocolate was nasty and the marshmallow wasn't that good either ... so I wouldn't recommend them, but they were still fun to have around.
They have such a cute inside! I just wish they tasted better.
The fun didn't stop at the easter baskets and egg hunt! We then moved on to decorating easter cupcakes! I had bought a lot of fun things to decorate them with such as cute little sugar nests with jelly bean eggs, cupcake shaped marshmallows, strawberry marshmallows that had a fruity jelly filling, lots of sprinkles and edible grass! It was fun to see what people came up with. I thought every single cupcake was absolutely adorable! Seriously, easter is such a fun holiday!
The girls were exciting to use all the fun decorations, but they only wanted to decorate one cupcake each. Thus were developed their easter masterpieces!
I had tried to figure out a way to make a cupcake with a peep laying some eggs but couldn't figure it out so cute jenny persisted and made this adorable cupcake.