First off I want to announce the winner of the Pink Blush Maternity giveaway!
Congrats Jess and thanks to everyone who entered!
This Easter was one for the record books, I tell ya! Holidays are stressful with kids. I am so thankful to have so much family so close but it really makes it hard when everyone expects you at every single function. It’s hard when you have kids. We had 4 family Easters. Starting on Saturday we headed to my hometown to celebrate Easter with my family and we also had an 83rd birthday party for my grandma!
Of course the Easter Bunny made a stop at grandma and grandpas.
Aunt Mikaela helped Hayden with his first official Easter egg hunt. He was more concerned with the giant “kitty” (aka The Easter Bunny) and didn’t really catch on to the whole hunt for eggs thing until after they were all gone haha! He did end up with two.
That’s a lot of great-grand kids. And a lot of them weren’t there!
Saturday night we had supper at Robbie’s parents’ and dyed Easter eggs with the grandkids. This was an experience. Hayden was less than gentle with the eggs. He literally threw them into the dye as hard as he could and most of them ended up cracking so the shell was everywhere and the actual egg ended up getting dyed.
I love my mother-in-law’s face in this picture. I think Hayden was squeezing the eggs with his bare hands in this one…
These two had more fun playing with the door.
Of course no night would be complete without a wrestling match.
Sunday morning the Easter Bunny stopped at our house before church. This was the calm before the storm.
Hayden had gone to bed WAY past his bedtime and was not a happy camper when he woke up. Little did we know that his tummy was hurting him terribly because he was extremely constipated.
We spent the good part of the morning listening to him cry and praying he would be able to go to the bathroom because it was just miserable to watch.
After trying numerous home remedies and just giving it time, he was able to go and we were left with 2 minutes to get him dressed and out the door to head to church. We got in the car and the jeep was on empty. Robbie was hauling it, praying we could make the 30 miles to church, we passed a Highway Patrolman, and pulled into church with 1 minute to spare and enough gas in the tank to make it until after. The good Lord was definitely watching out for us.
Someone was feeling MUCH better!
After church we headed to Robbie’s aunt and uncle’s house for lunch.
Everyone always comments on how much Hayden looks like Robbie’s little brother.
Trucks and tractors. All is right in the world.
On the hunt for more eggs!
After a much needed (but apparently not long enough) nap at home we headed to Robbie’s grandparents’ house for Easter celebration number 4.
It was a gorgeous night so most of it was spent like this…
We finally made it home around 9 pm and all three crashed immediately. It was a great weekend surrounded by family and a great reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that was paid for all of us. Now, to recover…