Happy Tuesday, Friends! This past weekend was a pretty big one in our house and it started with me back at home after being away for three days and getting in LATE on Thursday night. We had a sweet morning catching up, talking about my trip, eating breakfast outside and jumping it out on the trampoline.
After that we set off for a morning FULL of errands. I had been so focused on school stuff and the trip that it hadn't really registered that Easter and birthday pictures for the kids was the weekend I got back so we set out on a hunt for a white polo and a pair of jeans that actually fit Luke because he has grown a TON!
A pit stop for some fish watching and gelato to get us through our second round of errands.
And then all my dreams came true. ;)
A trip to Whole Foods and I didn't have to push ANYONE!
Friday night we headed to church for the Good Friday service and it was amazing! Griffin went to childcare, but the boys really "got it" and it was so neat to hear them remember and talk about all the details of the days leading up to Christ's crucifixion that we had been talking about at home and at school. They had stations of the cross set up and it was really impactful to get to see, hear and even taste the story leading up to Easter.
After church we headed home for games, a movie and popcorn.
Saturday morning we went ahead and gave the kids their Easter baskets since Sunday morning was going to be super hectic (and they needed their baskets for the egg hunt we were going to)....
... and the kids loved them!
Checking out their Pokemon cards :)
And "someone" got a princess tiara, wand and bracelet :)
After baskets we went to the Easter Egg Hunt at the Country Club. It's one of our favorite mornings of the year and this year didn't disappoint!
Last year Griffin did NOT like the Easter Bunny and she started worrying about him the minute we walked in. Poor baby!
We were doing okay until the Easter Bunny came out to start the hunt and she absolutely panicked.
Thankfully he went back inside and Luke helped her muster up enough courage to get out there. Such a good big brother!
Next up was Mason!
He was super fast and these are the only pictures that weren't blurry! :)
Last up was Luke and I attempted to get a picture of all of them while we waited - GG was still looking over her shoulder for the Bunny!
Saturday night my mom and I met up with Narci to get a few pictures of the kids. Since they all have birthdays so close together I love to have pictures taken in the Spring so we can look back and remember them right as they were when they turned a year older.
Sunday morning came bright and early! The birthday boy was ready for presents by six in the morning! :) hahaha
One of his presents was a light board so he can work on his tracing/drawing and he busted it out almost immediately!
He requested cinnamon rolls for breakfast and we were all excited about it!
Easter is a BIG day at the country club so Dave snapped a picture of us before he headed in and we were out the door for church before 8 am. #amen
And then my mom took this one of us after church. #mamatried
The dress thatI had ordered for GG didn't come in so we went with her very favorite pink Remie Girl dress and called it a day - PRECIOUS!!!
After church we tried out their new bubble guns...
... and the kids spent the majority of the day getting extra dirty outside while I worked in the kitchen.
When they weren't outside they were making messes/memories inside :) hahaha
Dave got home Sunday evening and my parents came over for dinner. We grilled burgers and had the best time.
Presents for the birthday kiddos!
And then it was time to hunt eggs! Don't they all look thrilled that we're taking a picture before they can start?!?! :)
The Easter Bunny usually drops off a bag of eggs at our house Sunday afternoon with instructions on which color belongs to everybody and directions for Daddy to hide them. :) The eggs are filled with coins and this year there were three "golden eggs" that had bills inside. There were two with $1 bills and one with a $5 bill. They were each allowed to take one golden egg and they couldn't open them until we were done looking for the eggs.
Mason was the lucky winner and I think he was pretty excited!
We played baseball...
... counted our coins...
... and then it was time for cake.
And in the spirit of birthday month Luke wanted candles too.
It was such a fun weekend and I am so glad I had Monday off to recover. hahaha
Happy Tuesday, Friends!