I had such an awesome weekend with my boys and as they grow, it’s really fun to watch them get excited over family holidays. On Friday, the boys helped me make cupcakes and we dyed the Easter eggs. FYI, dyeing Easter eggs with two two-year-olds has to be the most stressful activity known to man. It was so hard for them to just look at the brightly colored cups of dye and not touch them! They were allowed to put the eggs in the cups, but were so enthusiastic, each egg fell in with a huge splash of dye. Luckily, there weren’t any major accidents!
This year they knew the Easter bunny was coming to hide eggs for them, but it’s great that they don’t have an expectation of receiving baskets full of candy/gifts. When we went downstairs and showed them the baskets the Easter Bunny left, they were genuinely surprised and thankful for all the little treats! The hunt itself was also quite the spectacle… Wyatt was a total ninja who practically filled his basket in under a minute. Caleb required a little more assistance and found fewer eggs total but still had just as much fun! I think we’re going to have to hide them a little more next year!
This Easter we’ve maintained our tradition of packing up the boys and having a picnic at a park. The weather was sunny but cool and perfect for exploring a new playground. We basically had the place to ourselves. Wyatt got to run around to his heart’s content and Caleb was unaware that he was secretly getting some physical therapy while climbing the ladder, side-stepping over a bridge, etc. The kids had a blast and we just enjoyed spending the entire day together as a family, like we’re fortunate to be able to do most weekends.
After the park we stopped at Bruster’s for ice cream, which was a request from the yet-to-be-born baby! Wouldn’t want to let him down ;)
At home, we all enjoyed a family nap; although a terrible case of heartburn prevented me from laying down after only 20 minutes. I had visions of a delicious Easter dinner that would come together with minimal effort that the boys would devour and instead wound up with beet stained fingers, burned dinner rolls, under cooked carrots, a scorched pot, a scorched roasting pan, and a burnt fingertip. Not my finest performance, but everything somehow tasted relatively good. The kids of course only ate a few bites of ham and wound up eating leftover mac n’ cheese instead. Oh well, the cupcakes were delicious!
This weekend was a great way to welcome spring and spend time together enjoying the weather and continuing our little family traditions. And to think… in a couple months, we’ll have a new family member to include in all these traditions! Getting excited!