Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter

We had a fabulous Easter weekend with lots and lots of fun. It was a busy one with lots of fun activities every day. Peyton was such a trooper and had a blast! He was completely worn out by the end of each day and slept in every morning. So it was great!! Peyton loves to be around lots of family and he had tons of family fun. We just can't get enough of him, he is getting to be more fun every day. He kept everyone laughing by all the funny things he says and does:) Our weekend started out with the annual Jackson family Easter egg hunt in Leed's. We had a great time enjoying visiting with everyone, a yummy lunch and of course the Easter egg hunt!!
While we were waiting for things to get started Peyton and I went exploring to find animals and such. He was being camera shy for once, that is so unlike him.
While we were exploring Shaye was playing basketball with the boys.
Then it was time for the main event, the hunt! Peyton did great and loved putting the eggs in his basket.
He loved it even more when he got some treats but his favorite was the stickers that he carried with him around everywhere. He was holding one when we left for Kanab and he slept the whole way there and when we arrived the first thing he did was show me he was still holding his sticker.
Peyton went for a second round of egg hunting with Shaye during the big kid hunt. He thought it was so funny running around with Dad.
They were pretty proud of their finds!! Good job boys!
Peyton was pretty excited about the Easter present from Grandpa Larry and Grandma Kelly. He was saying "wow" and loving all the attention. He especially liked the cheese crackers he found inside.
Peyt was following Bransen around all day and always wanted him to pick him up. He was loving sitting between them eating his crackers, just living the good life:)
After we finished at the Jackson's we headed to Kanab and made it just in time for another Easter egg hunt at Great Grandma Brown's house. Peyt had just woke up and was a little unsure about things at first. He didn't want to pick up any eggs and if we put one in his basket he would take it out and throw it on the ground. But then he discovered that there was candy inside one and then he was all for it. He would find an egg and open it and as soon as the jelly beans fell out he would grab as many as he could and shove them in his month before we get the rest. He decided that he really liked this game.

Look at all his eggs!!
Shaye had helped to hide the eggs and he was pretty proud of all the fun places he hid them and that some of them where not found:)
As always Peyt had fun times playing with Gramps Brown.
Here are my boys all handsome and ready for church Easter Sunday. We had a wonderful time at church. I don't know why but I always enjoy going to church in Kanab so much, it is always so so good!! I don't know if it is because I know the people better, (that is probably part of it) but it is always so wonderful. Plus my sister Emily spoke in sacrament meeting and did a great job so we were glad we could be there. Peyton was great and loved going to the nursery and another Easter egg hunt there.
Here is the best family shot we got that day Peyt just wanted to get down and chase the dog!
Me, Emily and Lacee loving the GREAT weather!! It was a beautiful day!
Peyton and his Auntie Em.
Peyton with his favorite friends. Did I mention my parents have a dog now? Yeah, who would have thought. Well they are unsure about it too, it's a long story. It's Brandon's dog but he can't keep it in his apartment anymore so now it is my parents. He is pretty cute, his name is Tank and Peyton loves him! He ran around all day saying "Puppy!"
Like I said Peyton loved Tank but some times I think Peyton was a little overwhelming to Tank. Peyt would get right in his face and get so excited that Tank would get a little nervous. It was so funny to watch him chase him around saying "Puppy, puppy" over and over again!!
And if that wasn't all enough fun we went on a great hiking adventure on Monday with some of Shaye's family. We hiked to the Wave, which I had never been to, or never really even heard of until recently and it was quite the hike!! We left at 8:30 in the morning and didn't get back until about 4. It was about a 6 mile hike round trip. Peyton came along as you can see riding in style on Shaye's back. He was such a trooper and he seemed to have a great time.
Shaye and Kelly found a little caterpillar that Peyton found pretty interesting, he wasn't sure what to do with it.
Peyton feeding Bransen some snacks on a first little break along the way.
The happy hikers:) It was a nice warm day. I would not want to be out there in the middle of the summer. It was plenty hot that day.
We finally arrived at the Wave, woohoo!!
We stopped and enjoyed a nice lunch we had brought with us and Peyton loved the chance to get down and explore.

Here's the whole crew.
It really was pretty neat all the colors swirling around.
Me and Peyton down inside the wave.
And this is Peyton as we began our hike back to the truck. He was all tuckered out.
So I could finally put the hat on that he refused to wear all day.
Decided he needed another one to cover the back of his neck too:) Crazy enough he slept for probably a half hour bouncing around in there while we walked.
It was a great Easter weekend. Now we are home and trying to get back into the swing of things, and recover from our hike. We must be getting old cause our bodies are sure feeling tired today!


Brant and Jana said...

Easter was a blast. the wave is awesome love that hike!

Ashley J said...

Looks like such a fun Easter and that hike looks AMAZING! You will have to explain to me where it is. :) Pretty impressed with your creative double hat invention and I am SOOO sorry you had to find out from my mom in relief society about the new baby. Shawn was in charge of informing people and I am now realizing how VERY bad at it he is. :)

Malinda S. said...

Love all the fun pictures! I miss visits to Kanab. My family all lives in Washington now.

Hollie said...

Oh, I love that little shirt on him. He looks so cute in it. The Wave looks sweet, I am going to have to go there sometime. Maybe you guys can take us there. :) Glad you had a happy easter!

Unknown said...

Looks like some very fun festivities! Peyton is as cute as ever and has such a cute personality. We need to start planning our next get-together!

Unknown said...

The above comment is from Brittany by the way. I'm having computer problems!!