Told you our Easter weekend was jam-packed! It was also a four-day weekend for us, so there's that.
So Saturday night I fell asleep on the couch before putting together the kids Easter baskets and when Dave got home late that night, baskets weren't on his checklist :) I randomly woke up at 3 am and remembered, so the pic below is from about 3:15 a.m. after I got everything in the baskets. hahaha
The kids were up bright and early and LOVED their little surprises.
Easter is CRAZY at the country club, so Dave was gone pretty early and it was just me and these three. We didn't attempt a pre-church pic because we were running behind, and by the time we got home the natives were getting restless. Griffin went to her Sunday School class, but the boys went into service with me and they did fantastic. Mason worships with his little hands up and I may have teared up.
The service was about living a life of love, and unfortunately, GG wasn't feeling the sentiment when we got home and I tried to snap the obligatory Easter morning pic :)
When did Luke become a giant?!?!
Griffin did NOT want her brothers to hold her hand and she was preemptively throwing a tantrum about not being able to eat her entire chocolate bunny for lunch... which hadn't even happened yet. hahaha
I'm about to post 4 almost identical photos, just so you can scroll through and see Mason's face. When blogging has come and gone and we look back on this as a little time-capsule of our lives, I want to make sure that I have each of those crazy faces preserved.
Sigh. I wish that every picture was happy go lucky, but such is life. ;)
Sunday afternoon I made lasagna... and when I was making it I was like, "Oh! I should just double it and make one to freeze" and then somehow this happened. #lasagnafordays
My dad had surgery on Friday (he's doing great! and it was nothing major), and on Sunday afternoon while I was cooking and such my mom brought the boys down to her house to entertain him :) hahaha
A captive audience??? Just what Luke has always wanted. Haha knows more than he ever wanted to about Lego Bionicles :)
Sunday evening my mom, brother, sister-in-law and nephew all came over for dinner. Before we ate, we hunted eggs and let me tell you... the easter bunny did it right this year! The kids each had two colors and they hunted only for those eggs. Griffins colors were hidden out in the open for her to spot and pick up and the boys were a little bit harder . It made it more fun for each of them and we avoided one kid (cough, cough, Luke) getting all the eggs :)
Boys taking stock of their loot :) Wouldn't you know it that they each had the exact same number of eggs and ended up with the same amount of candy/coins?!?!? What a smart bunny!
Next year our nephew, Beau, will be out there looking for his own eggs! A baby looks good on Dave, doesn't it???
We attempted a cousin picture and ended up with a few gems :)
After dinner Griffin loaded up all of her friends onto her train. "All aboard!!!"
And then it was her turn to help water the plants. I'm loving how excited they all are to help! We had to set up a rotation.... I'm hoping the novelty doesn't wear off any time soon.
Checking out her wet toes :)
Monday we had an extra day off (a bad weather day we didn't use) and two of Mason's besties came by for an early morning play date. Jack was sooooooo sweet with Griffin and he pushed her around in the shopping cart for ever!
Look how presh!!! When they're 16 and 18 and going to Prom together I'll have to pull out this pic. hahaha
All the boys played so nicely together.
The whole crew. And not a single pair of open eyes. hahaha
Mason has been really into me drawing towns for him and Jack wanted one of his own.
Cutest play date ever!
Mason has been working really hard after school with his teacher on his letter and sound recognition and she promised him that once he had them all down that she'd take him out for pizza :) Well, he did it! And so she picked him up Monday afternoon and took him out for lunch! He wanted to wear all his dinosaur shirts to show Mrs. Anderson ;)
Both my boys have THE BEST teachers this year and we feel so blessed to have them. Talk about above and beyond!
Monday afternoon we took great naps, played outside and worked out in the yard. We cruised on the golf course and ended the fantastic extra long weekend on a high note as a family.
Happy Wednesday, Friends!!!