I always think Easter is a little confusing because it is never on the same date or week. Over the years it has often fallen on or near my birthday which is what happened this year. Tim booked us a trip to St. George to celebrate both. St. George is the perfect getaway - far enough to be considered a vacation but manageable for a quick trip. Friday night we went out to dinner then were happy to head to the hotel and let the babies be free of car seats and high chairs. Luke and Tim went swimming and Ruby and I were content to relax in the room. Saturday morning we busted out the double jogger and hit the Virgin River trail for a run/walk. When we were finished we drove up to "Dixie Rock". When we first got out of the car Luke was mad that we wouldn't let him take his ball and had to be coaxed to go explore. As soon as he discovered there were unlimited rocks to throw, everything was fine in his world. Baby girl was happy to just be along for the ride.
I might have snuck away to do a little shopping while the babies napped. Saturday night we headed down to the pool where Luke was excited to show off his swimming skills. This was Ruby's first time swimming and she loved it. The water in the big pool was a little too cold so we stayed in the hot tub. I think I'm going to have to find a suit with a little more coverage for this whitey baby.
Sunday morning we woke the babies early and headed out in search of a church to attend. I'm pretty sure we earned double blessings for that one. It took two tries and required four trips out of sacrament meeting due to crying kids. But, I really wanted to go on Easter Sunday and I enjoyed the few moments that I heard.
Lucky us, the Easter Bunny knew that we were in St. George and left some surprises at the hotel. The baskets were a hit. Luke has carried the frog around all week, he loves to fill it with all his treasures.
After a very long ride home - no naps and lots of screaming - we were thrilled to be at grandma's house to join the rest of the family in celebrating. Luke was much more excited about hunting for eggs this year, but mostly because he loved throwing the eggs. He did become a little more interested once he figured out they had candy but still thought they were great to play with. Luckily the Easter Bunny brought all plastic eggs this year.