Because I know you’re all dying to hear about our Easter, I thought I’d share.
Actually … life over the past couple weeks has been a bit hectic around here. Birthdays … and Spring Break (which really was just a week with all the boys at home) … and nicer weather (which also means some non-blog worthy yard cleanup projects) … and just life in general has made it a bit quieter around the blog lately. We have been working on our entryway (check out the ‘makeover’ plans as part of the One Room Challenge HERE), so hopefully I’ll have some fun posts coming up soon.
Until then … hearing about our Easter will have to do (if you were hoping for some craftiness today … I’m sorry to disappoint).
This year, Easter was also Charlie’s third birthday so we had double the fun (and unfortunately, double the sweets).
We started off the day the way you should on Easter … With Church. Sadly, this is the first time ON EASTER that we’ve made it in a while (we are usually the opposite of those Easter/Christmas church goers in that we are usually there the other Sundays instead). Here we are in our Sunday best (a.k.a. bow ties and wrinkly shirts for the boys):
The only way Owen would pose for a picture was if I let him have the airplane in the picture. It adds a nice touch to our Easter photo don’t you think? He looks very proud of that plane.
After Church, the bow ties and wrinkly shirts immediately came off and were replaced by new sweatshirts that the Easter Bunny brought. Grandma came over for brunch, and we headed outside for an Easter Egg hunt:
The Easter Bunny was pretty smart to have colored coded the eggs this year …. Orange for Owen, Green for Charlie. This way there was no fighting for eggs … and even a bit of brotherly teamwork!
Their Easter baskets (that the EB dropped off before Church) now worked great as Egg collection bags:
We had to make it a fast Easter Egg hunt because we happened to see two squirrels eating a couple of the eggs. Literally in 5 minutes they managed to chew through two eggs. Not sure if they were going for the M&Ms or the Jelly Beans, but I’m guessing it wasn’t the money filled eggs that they were attracted to.
Back inside, the boys opened the eggs and collected their loot. A good combination of candy and money.
More egg opening …
After the hunt, we had brunch. Egg pizza (which is really just a bunch of random leftovers thrown into a skillet and baked), some ham warmed up in the crockpot (while we were at Church), and these adorable deviled eggs that my mom made:
The Easter Bunny brought more Easter baskets (compliments of Grandma):
And, finally … it was time to celebrate Charlie’s 3rd Birthday!
More Thomas gear, a sleeping bag for camping this summer, and water bottle for ‘hiking’.
And then there was cupcakes … and pie … and candles:
Priceless expression …
Then we headed outside to tryout the bubble blowers that the Easter Bunny brought (and to try to burn off some of the sugar overload):
They were a bit hit! Bubbles everywhere:
Ben even got in on the bubble action:
It was a great day all around … even if the bowties only lasted an hour and the plane made it front and center in all our pictures!
Love my boys … all four of them!
In other big news of the week … Charlie decided one day that he was done with diapers (and hasn’t had an accident since), and Ben finally got a couple teeth. I was beginning to wonder ….
This was probably not a super interesting post to anyone (except me and Grandma and Grandpa), but I need some of these once and awhile to help remember what happens (because these days seem to be flying by … ). If you’re still reading … thanks so much for stopping by! How was your Easter? Any fun traditions that have become a part of your family?
Stay tuned for a RED entryway turned white later this week, as well as another personal post on Thursday. And maybe, if I find some more hours in the day, some craftiness to share, too!