We started off our weekend by dying eggs on Friday night. My mom, Chase and Haley came over for the occasion. Of course, Braylen was thrilled to see a few of her favorite people. We had to run a few errands and grocery shop that day, I told Braylen we were having pasta, but she said Chase really wants hot dogs, dad can grill them for us. I didn’t argue. I just bought the stuff and had Allen grill, less mess in the kitchen for me.
BK loved the egg dying part. I knew there was a huge potential for mess, so I just put an old towel down on the counter and let her have some fun.
The next day we woke up bright and early to tackle a few things on our to-do lists. Mine were mostly inside, Allen’s outside. You can guess where BK spent most of her day. She worked for hours with her tiny shovel, meticulously placing mulch in perfect circles around the trees. I laughed each time I looked out the window.
Later that afternoon, we all headed to the church Easter egg hunt. BK was super excited to hunt for eggs and it was fun to just let her go and hunt.
The Easter bunny stopped by on Sunday morning. She had a million questions about the Easter bunny the night before. Our conversation went something like this:
Me: We need to empty out your Easter basket and leave it on the table for the Easter bunny to come.
B: An Easter bunny? Like the bunnies in our yard?
Me: Sure, like those bunnies.
B: Well, those bunnies don’t have hands, they can’t come in my house and bring my stuff. The live in the woods.
Me: Oh, well do you remember the Easter bunny we saw when we were shopping.
B: Yeah, but I think that was just a person dressed up.
Me: Okay, why don’t we just leave your basket on the table and see if you get an Easter surprise in the morning.
I thought there would be a ton of questions the next morning, but she was too distracted by her chocolate bunny, to which she declared, the only thing I ever wanted.
We all put on new Easter clothes (except me, I wore a dress from the last time I was pregnant with Braylen, because I flat out refused to buy a dress I would wear one time) and headed to church.
After church, we hosted Easter at our house. The house was full of family and friends, and more food than we could eat. Of course, there was egg-hunting and plenty of prize eggs to be found.
Easter has been a huge event on our calendar since we found out about baby #2. It would mark the last weekend before baby, it would mark the last holiday as a family of three, it already means so much, but to see this milestone come and go was a little surreal.
This week has been much anticipated for the past nine months. I can’t believe we’re here!