Happy Easter!! We had such a great weekend. I know I say it all the time, but holidays just get more fun as the kids get older. It’s adorable to have this tiny, cute baby to pose for holiday pics, but it’s way more fun when they get excited about stuff like the Easter bunny and hunting eggs. Anyway, we had a jam-packed few days and a million pics to prove it, so I’ll try to keep this short!
On Friday we had our MOPS Easter egg hunt at Lakewood Park. It was gorgeous out and the kids had a blast. I helped Isla gather eggs and let Jack be a big boy and hunt on his own, but then he walks up to me with about 40 eggs crammed into his basket (they were supposed to take TWELVE). Oops.
On Saturday Brian took Jack to a birthday party while Isla and I took a walk and then had a little girl time at the park. That night our neighborhood had a picnic and Easter egg hunt at our local elementary, so we walked down there with friends. We’re in that very short period of time where being outside in TX is awesome, so we have taken full advantage. We literally spent ALL day outside on Saturday, and most of today too. This morning the big EB made a visit, of course (Brian was like, “I’m sorry, how many baskets are our kids getting??” Whatever. They’re awesome and shopping for them is my favorite.)
The big hits this year were Jack’s “Tornado Lab” (thanks, Marshalls- $10!) and Isla’s princess gear. Jack played with that tornado machine ALL DAY LONG. Every 5 minutes, “Watch mommy, this is an EF4… and now here’s an EF5, which destroys EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH.” I don’t even know. He’s officially surpassed me in knowledge of basically everything. I’m useless now.
My parents came over for brunch this morning. It was super casual- I made tater tot casserole (similar to recipe here but with turkey sausage and 6 eggs instead of 2), “donut cake”, bacon and fruit.
And mimosa bar, of course. OMG have we talked Deep Eddy Ruby Red? Best stuff ever. Maybe too good…?
Late this afternoon we finally got out of our PJ’s and headed over to my parents’ for dinner. I didn’t get any food pics but everything was delicious! And the kids loved hanging with Mr. Owen. This is just the sweetest:
Good times with the fam:
Oh, and happy birthday to my sweet dad!! We love you!