Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

So last weekend while Travis was home we had our egg-coloring party. The toughest part was keeping Parker away from the die. She seriously just wanted to stick her whole hand into it.

Gideon picked out this egg kit with the face stickers and I honestly think his favorite part was putting a face on each egg and naming it.

And then they sat in the fridge for a week until the Easter bunny could come and hide them. Which of course he did last night.

Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the egg hunt or the "before" pictures of the Easter baskets, because the morning (and last night) just didn't go as planned. I got no sleep. It was nearly 5am, before I finally drifted off. So when Gideon came running up to my room at 6:30 shouting loudly that the Easter Bunny had brought treats, I just wasn't even awake yet. He was very good about not touching anything until I gave him permission to go through his basket. I was hoping that would keep him occupied enough to let me sleep for a few more minutes. But every 60 seconds or so he came tearing back up the stairs, "Mom! Mom! Mom! Look what I got!!!!" So finally after about 10 minutes I just got up. By that time Parker was make lots of noise and clearly ready to be up as well.

And that's when things got really crazy. She immediately started spotting the eggs that Easter bunny had hidden and proceed to pick them up and throw them across the room as hard as she could. So we literally dumped stuff out of Gideon's basket and sent him on a wild chase to find all of the eggs as quickly as he could before Parker could destroy them all. (By this time I realized I was not going to make it through the morning without Advil and caffiene.)

Anyway we managed to get Parker to eat some applesauce before she tore into the candy, but only because we put the candy up high and trapped her in the high chair. Gideon however ate Jelly Beans, Marshmallow Peeps and a giant chocolate bunny for breakfast. (Which he proudly informed me he at all by himself. I was shocked because I was trying to fix my hair and get my face put on and didn't even realize he'd opened it.) Needless to say, he was buzzed.

Parker's Easter jammies were some that Nana found on clearance and saved for her. Aren't they sweet!

Anyway, so here's the aftermath....

Anyway after the mad egg hunt/race and the basket grab, I went to work getting dessert ready for dinner tonight. The kids were a big help of course, especially when it came to cleaning the beaters.

And then Jesse & Kelly came over with Tyree and Ryan who's in town for a few days gathering up some of he and Skye's stuff from mom & daddy's house. And Trav's parents came and we had our traditional Easter morning breakfast of Goldenrod (aka creamed eggs over toast.) I realize now that when we were growing up, the reason we always had goldenrod on Easter was to use up all of the hard boiled eggs. But it's such a tradition in my family now, that none of us can imagine Easter morning without it. Sadly I was busy getting food ready and never did take any photos of everyone here for breakfast. But it was a nice relaxing morning with my family that I very much enjoyed.

After everyone left, it was time to get ready for church. Gideon has been asking to wear his new suit to church for two weeks, so he was the first one dressed. That's him holding up the petticoat Nana made last year for Parker, which she still wore under her Easter dress today.

Aren't they darling!!!! I may be biased, but I do have the cutest kids!!!

See we actually got one decent-ish family photo! Which is amazing considering Gideon was climbing the walls with a sugar buzz and Parker hadn't had a nap yet and was coming unglued.

After church we went to Trav's parents house for dinner and then enjoyed the afternoon with them before Travis had to leave to head back down to Soda Springs for work. With the exception of my monster headache that I can't seem to get rid of, we're calling it a success.


Hillary and Jake said...

your kids are too cute

Darryl and Cindy Cunningham said...

Oh my beautiful Babies!! How I miss them and you and Travis too. I bet little Missy Miss will be a great softball player!!!