So, yesterday was a Monday. I had every intention of getting an Easter recap on the blog, but instead I tried to stay awake and appear productive. The struggle was real! How about a delayed recap in the form of a list?
1. My sister and I took Sophie & Hudson to a local Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. I don’t know why I torture myself with fun family activities, because it’s never as good as we think it will be. Sophie was supposed to be ready when I got back from the gym and she was nowhere close. Ella bailed on us because she’s too big for baby things. We were late getting there and missed out on cotton candy and face painting. Hudson went through three balloons in the thirty minutes we were there — they all spontaneously popped for no apparent reason. Both kids were crazy restless during the assembly and it was all I could do not to cry. We should have had an egg hunt at home.
2. Paper mache eggs are the greatest invention in the land. Josh and I always joke about the geniuses that come up with stuff like this — why don’t we ever think of these things? They were cheaper than real eggs, required no cooking, and were super easy to color. It looked messy in the moment, but our hands washed clean and we were done in under an hour. This more than made up for our egg hunting adventure.
3. Concert t-shirts and crafts are our jam. So is spending the morning in our crazy beautiful front yard.
4. Saturday evening Church was a lifesaver! We went to the Good Friday service last year, but because of Sophie’s birthday party, we went on Saturday this year. The kids still think it’s a bit weird to wear your Easter dress on a day other than Sunday, but we are much less rushed and I feel like I enjoy the service so much more.
5. My kids thought it was hilarious to ambush me during family photos. They waited until I hit the button on my remote control to jump into the frame. Can you tell how surprised I was?
6. This is the only flattering romper in the entire universe. The waistbands always hit me in the wrong spot, so I was thrilled to find this navy number when Ella and I went shopping a few weeks ago. Also, how adorable is my husband?
7. Easter baskets are pretty amazing. It’s hard to tell if I prefer them or Christmas stockings, but it’s a close race. There is something about shopping for tiny treasures to squeeze into those baskets that makes me ridiculously happy.
8. Josh asked if our bunny was a hippie this year, because of all the natural bath products.
9. Watching their faces as they show each other what they got is adorable. It was like we weren’t even in the room — they just held things up for each other and oohed and aahed over every little treasure. This is proof that the tiniest, most inexpensive items are the ones that get the most glory.
10. When your oldest daughter spies new bikes out the window, all things basket related will be abandoned. We thought the bike baskets would be a dead giveaway that something was up, but it took seeing the bikes to realize that they were even bike baskets at all.
11. Sophie opened gifts from family after Easter lunch. She proudly counted all of her dollars and reported her income to anyone who would listen. Notable birthday gifts included a box of vintage jewelry and a giant inflatable unicorn. She is living her perfect life.
12. We played our fourth annual family softball game in the meadow and it was so much fun! There are no teams, nobody keeps score, and strikes are rarely even mentioned. Mostly it consists of hilarious running and the knocking over of other people. Josh forced me to hit (literally the only time in my life I’ve swung a bat) and I was furious at him for the rest of the day.
13. Easter was perfect — so perfect, that I barely picked my phone up all day, I took no pictures of our gorgeous feast or the extra long table filled with my favorite people. We stuffed ourselves silly, gave numerous camper tours, played softball and golf, rode bikes, and discussed podcasts. It was pretty much my favorite day ever.