Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Festivities Part I

Hi, everybody!  I hope you all had a Happy Easter!  We crammed a whoooole lot into these last few days, and I'm whooped.  Definitely a good kind of whooped, though.  I'm going to split our weekend up into two posts, mostly to spare you the billion word post, and also, because I'm tired and ready for bed. Haha.

Wednesday, Jacob's school had an Easter egg hunt and a picnic lunch, so we got to spend the morning with our sweet little Munch.  All four of the 3-year old classes participated so there were 48 little rugrats scrambling to get eggs.  I think it lasted all of three minutes!  Jacob is very laid back like his Daddy, so when they said, "On your mark, get set, GO!" he, of course, starts sauntering around like he doesn't have anywhere to be.  I started saying, "Go pick up some eggs, bud!"  and he ended up running over to the nearest tree, which all of the other kids had bypassed in all of their haste, so he cleaned house since he had the whole area to himself.  Don't tell my hubs because I'll never hear the end of it - "I told you procrastination is a good thing," he'll say. ;o)

After the hunt was over, we all laid out blankets and ate some lunches we had packed.  The weather was gorgeous, so it was nice to get out of the office for a couple of hours and enjoy it. 

It was also nice to have some one on one time with this handsome thing, too.  It's so hard balancing time between two children, so it's nice to be able to shift all of my focus to just one of them every now and then.

Friday, the school had their annual Easter Parade... it's a really big deal every year - they have police escorts to block traffic while the kids parade around the streets downtown in their sweet little costumes that they spend so much time making.

This year, Jacob was a "flower garden" as he called it, and Olivia was a little bunny with Easter eggs on her shirt.  Olivia wasn't too sure about the whole parade thing... she spent the first 15 minutes trying to pull off her bunny ears, and the next 45 minutes trying to figure out what in the world was going on. 

They always load the babies on the "Bye Bye Buggy" for these events since some of them can't walk yet and it might be one of the cutest things ever.  I, of course, had to go grab her the second I saw her, though!

This was the biggest smile she could muster.

The kids had an absolute blast parading around, and they were excited because Pop and Cokie (my parents) came to see them, too.

The icing on the cake for Jacob was that he got to sit on a real police motorcycle.  Pure. Heaven. for this little transportation loving kid!

And then, when he thought things couldn't get any better, he got to meet the Easter Bunny!  Day made.

I was just happy that he didn't want to punch the Easter Bunny in the face since "the Easter Bunny took his paci" last Easter to give to another child who really needed it.  Good thing kids are resilient. 

Friday evening, we took Jacob to get a haircut, ate dinner at Panera, and we went for a walk around our neighborhood followed by some playtime in the yard.  Absolutely perfect for a Friday night. :o)

These two.  Seriously.

Saturday morning Olivia had her one year pictures… better late than never, I suppose since she'll be 14 months later this month.  (#SecondChildProbs)  Although, it may end up being as if we never even had them anyway, depending on how much of a miracle worker our photographer is.  Olivia was the hottest of messes.  We are talking full blown tantrums the majority of the hour.  I’m going to blame myself for this one, though, because I scheduled them on the day of the full moon, and both of our kids act like lunatics during the couple of days leading up to the full moon.  Are mine the only ones?!  

See these sweet little outfits?  We only managed to get pictures in two of them.  TWO.  In a full hour.  That's how bad it was.  I guess I'll just file this one under Mom Mistakes To Learn From and move on.

Once Little Miss Hot Mess Express had cooled her jets, we attended my friend’s daughter’s first birthday party.  The sun was shining, I got to spend a couple of hours with my best girlfriends, and the kids got to let loose outside.  It was nice to relax after our crazy morning.  A good time was had by all. 

Aaaallll the babies! 13 months, 12 months, 11 months, and 15 months.  BFFs for life!

Saturday evening was all about Easter preparation.  We let J dye Easter eggs for the first time and he LOVED it!  Best part is, all of the dye stayed in the bowls, so I’m going to call it a success! 

After dying eggs, it was dinner and early bedtime for the little munchies so Mommy and Daddy could prepare for the very busy day ahead!

Nighty night, friends!  Part II will be up tomorrow!


  1. I don't know where you live, but your town seems awesome! It seems like there's so much to fun!? The lunch you made for Jacob looks so perfect. You go girl!!

    1. Thank you! Yes, there is a lot to do here, especially when you have kiddos! We love it very much!


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