Instead of talking about how many posts I’m behind. I thought I would go ahead and get an Easter recap up on the blog while it’s fresh on my mind, rather than adding it to my to-do list. We usually have some type of Easter egg hunt on Saturday, but this year we found ourselves with a rare (and needed) free Saturday. Allen re-decked our back porch, I enjoyed an early morning workout and hair appointment before running my last errands for Easter Sunday.
My brother and I still make it a habit to get together before Easter and dye eggs. I can’t tell you how much my mom loves this, so we ordered pizza and dyed eggs the night before.
Jud was more into eating the eggs. He only wanted to drop them in the dye for about 20 seconds and then take them promptly remove them. Braylen tried to manage the situation and talk Jud into leaving them in longer for better colors.
I pulled out some other fun dye kit to decorate the eggs, and that stopped the micromanaging of the egg dye. In the end, everyone was happy with the eggs and we only lost a few eggs (and shirts) in the process.
And their hands were definitely still colored the next day.
I didn’t even get a picture of the Easter baskets. Spoiler alert: they were not as cool as so many of yours. The Easter bunny typically does a good job stocking us up for summer with new swimsuits and sandals and beach towels, but we had to buy all of those things before our cruise. There were dinosaurs, books and chocolate bunnies involved and all was well.
Can we talk about how big these two are getting? I can only get Jud to stand still and take a picture if I ask him to tell me something funny. For this particular picture, he said my dinosaur pooped on sisters head. That worked well for 1/2 of the picture… BK was not so happy.
So we passed the joke telling over to BK and that seemed to work well…
And real life? I had to take away this carrot from Jud to get the picture. He’s obsessed with these carrots and eats them all day long. I feel like I’m forever peeling a carrot these days, and no, he won’t go for the small carrots or the carrot sticks.
After church, my mom snapped a photo of the whole family!
Jud likes to ham it up for the camera, in case you didn’t notice that already.
Holidays are always busy at our house, a good busy. We invite both my family and Allen’s family and of course, our neighbors, who are like family.
We eat (more than we should) and the kids hunt eggs and play in the yard.About two years ago we invested in a bounce house and we’ve gotten more use out of it than we could have ever imagined. It’s always a hit at parties and family functions or just on random sunny evenings or weekends.
I love this set up because we never have to leave our house on holidays, but we still get to see all of our favorite people.
We couldn’t have had a more perfect spring day to celebrate Easter!