Our Easter weekend was wonderful ...and didn't go anything according to plan. Anyone else relate? I had so many plans for fun activities and Easter foods and treats to help make the holiday extra fun and memorable (every mother's intention, right?), but basically none of it happened. No fun bunny masks, no egg-shaped sugar cookies, none of the festive things I had pinned on Pinterest. But guess what? As I mentioned before, Easter was wonderful. I had even planned on it being super stressful -but those plans fell through, too! Yippee!!!
Why was I planning on stress? Well, do you know the movie Four Christmases? That was us, except with Easter. Camaron was Reese Witherspoon, I think. Jk, I don't actually remember that movie very well. But we did spend Easter Sunday at four different houses (ours, Cam's mom, my parents, Cam's sister with Cam's dad). And we survived! The rough moments were minimal (caught one in the above pic! Haha poor Foxy).
We had Easter Dinner and an egg hunt at my parent's house. Sloane basically stopped searching after her first egg (because candy). Fox did awesome finding the eggs my younger brother hid all over the backyard. And he didn't go too easy on Fox and Sloane, either. Seriously, I saw zero eggs when we first started, but the kids ended up finding all of them!
I love watching the kids hunt for eggs! It's one of my favorite Easter traditions! (That, and me eating all of the candy the next day -happening right now, FYI).
Quit staring at my dark roots! I know you're insanely jealous! Well, you can just go ahead and get over it because they'll be gone later this week;) To get our family pic, Camaron had to toss Sloane in the air in between each shot -it was the only way to get her to be happy (girl wanted the bunny cake in the house, not pictures. She's the best).
Bethany's twins got to join us for Easter dinner! It was their first time out and about -basically, a huge deal. Sloane loved them! She kept sneaking toys into their pack-n-play;) Earlier today, I overheard Fox say, "I'm just so glad the babies got to come out!" :)
The Easter bunny made a stop at our house earlier on Sunday. He left a little trail full of eggs and then Easter baskets at the end. Fox was so excited for his Transformers blind bag (Anyone else's kids watch those videos on kid's youtube where they just open toys the whole time??). Sloane was just excited for the candy (full mouth above ha!). Don't worry, they also got new toothbrushes, so they didn't go to sleep with teeth coated in sugar. And if a toothbrush sounds like a lame gift, just remember there are worse things you could find in your Easter basket (like the year my mom gave us all underwear).
The kids had another Easter egg hunt at Camaron's mom's house and then Easter evening treats at Candace's with Camaron's dad and aunt that night. So, we're all coming off a huge sugar high today. Good thing I've trained my body over the years to handle copious amounts of sugar, so it hasn't been too bad;)
Fox had an Easter party at preschool last week. He came home with this cute bucket of fun things and those bunny ears on his head. He wasn't feeling too good earlier that day, so I was very glad that he quickly felt better and didn't have to miss out on fun with his class:)
Right after I took that picture with Fox, Sloane put on the floppy bunny ears and wanted a pic too:) She does this all the time and I loooooove it! Wants to be just like her cool older brother.
This picture was taken at the end of the egg hunt. I feel ya, kiddos.
But really, I love so much that Easter is so much more than just eggs, bunnies, and candy. I love having this special holiday to reflect upon Christ's life, his sacrifice, and the love he has for each of us. I'm so grateful for the comfort I have in knowing that my Savior lives. I hope you had a great Easter weekend!
p.s. We have tons of jelly beans and robins eggs, but no Cadbury eggs. What were we thinking??