Easter Weekend

Easter weekend was pretty great this year.  We had a lot of activities planned, which is so different than our normally slow weekends.  We got the weekend started off with an exciting trip to Sam's club Friday evening.  We don't do much on weekday evenings, so this was a fun outing for all.  The girls sat in the cart together and enjoyed trying some of the samples.  It was a fun evening and gave me a little glimpse of the adventures we will have in the future since up until now Ida pretty much just rode along in the backpack.

Saturday, I woke up early along with Ida and we putzed around the house doing chores and hanging out. We had plans to dye eggs with my mom around 11:30 so we got ready for that and waited... and waited... and waited.  It was around 11:40 and was wondering where she was so we gave her a call. Right when I was about to ask when she was coming over, she said "So... are you guys coming over?" There was some kind of mixup about where we were going to be doing it, so the girls and I jumped in the car and headed over to dye eggs. It was a lot of fun color mixing and trying out some different things and Cora enjoyed dyeing all of the eggs all the colors (hello purple/gray eggs).  Egg-dyeing was followed by lunch and sitting out on the deck enjoying the weather.

We all headed to my house and walked over to the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.  My parent hung out with Ida and the stroller while I followed Cora around.  She was in the 1-3 age group, so she ran around like a maniac and crushed it.  She got quite a bit of eggs before I even noticed how many she had and reigned her in.  She loved picking up the eggs and opening each one to find the candy, then we headed home.

Cora and our neighbor's grandson spent the next couple of hours hanging out outside and digging in dirt.  I had fun chatting with the neighbor and enjoying the weather.  The rest of the evening was spent hanging around the house, taking baths, and cuddling.  When the girls were asleep, Ben and I got the Easter basket setup (we gave her a thing of Peeps, a Twix candy bar, and 7 eggs full of M&Ms, jelly beans, or coins) and drew a little picture of a bunny for Cora.  We stayed up late chatting and trying all of the random flavors of jelly beans.

Sunday morning, I woke up early (typical) and did some more chores and let the dog out.  Welp, Clovey ran away and I spent about 30 minutes walking around looking for her.  Normally when she runs away she comes back on her own within 15 minutes so I got a little worried when she took too long to come back.  I pushed back my church plans to see if she would come back before and she didn't.  Turns out one of the neighbors down the street grabbed her and posted on the neighborhood site saying that she found a dog.  My aunt saw the post and picked her up for me and brought her to my house while I was at church.

The girls and I went to church and did their annual graveyard Easter egg hunt.  There weren't many kids this year so everyone got A LOT of eggs.  Cora loved hanging out with her cousins and going to Sunday school during the service.  Ida just slept in the backpack the whole time.

After church, we had our family Easter celebration at my aunts house.  It was fun to hang out with our family and hold the babies and just spend some time with each other. Cora was in heaven running around all day with her cousins.

The rest of the day was spent hanging out around our house, cuddles, baths, and rough housing.  We had an end-of-a-sugar-filled-day breakdown, but got a good amount of cuddles and a movie in.  It was such a great weekend and so fun to watch Cora enjoy some new traditions and made me really excited for next year to experience some new traditions with Ida actively participating.
Happy Easter friends!
See past Easter posts here: 2014, 2015, and 2016

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