Monday, April 25, 2011
We spent the entire weekend celebrating Easter and spring and all the good things this time of year brings, in some way or another. It was busy, and hectic, and just the way I like it!
Decorating eggs - messy as all heck, but totally worth it! The little dude had a blast...he also had a tantrum, when the fun was over. Note to self : Next year, boil 4 dozen eggs to keep little hands busy for hours.
Enjoying our sunny Saturday afternoon at the local carnival - hours of entertainment simply observing the many kinds of people there, but also loads of fun for the kids!
(My very big, brave boy on his very first ride! I was so convinced we would not go on...but, look at him go!)
The highly anticipated egg hunt - the highlight of the weekend. Kids woke up to baskets full of toys and surprises on their beds (seriously, I've never seen Jaxson wake up SO fast...I swear he spotted it before his eyes were even open!), which they got to play with while mommy and daddy made much needed coffee.
The look on Jaxson's face was priceless, when he realized there were colorful eggs hiding all over the house, filled with "Treaties" - it definitely made staying up until midnight, hiding and stuffing, 100% worth it. Cheyna may be getting a little old for the egg hunt, but she missed out on a lot of life's little novelties, so we're making up for lost time.
(You'll notice that "baby" didn't leave his side for much of the hunt. We can only hope he'll love his little sister as much as he loves his babies :)
Dinner for 16 at our house - yep, I'm 31 weeks pregnant and overly ambitious. But to be honest, nothing makes me happier than having a house full of people we love! I love the laughter in the air, the smell of good food cooking in the kitchen, and the celebration of life as kids are being snuggled and adults are cozied up enjoying great company. I was exhausted, but it was well worth it. Likely, the last dinner party in our little house.
(Candle holders from the dollar store, spray painted white, some easter/spring word art made on the computer, and 3D paper eggs made with my Silhouette.)
Secret projects - I taught Cheyna how to use my Silhouette :) We had made chocoloate/PB "nests" with chocolate eggs in them, and then using my Silhouette she made individual baskets for each nest. She spent hours working on them, and made 16 - one to send home with every guest <3
I think it's safe to say that a great weekend was had by all! Now that the hussle and bustle of the holiday is over, it's time for me to prepare for my girls' weekend in Boston, and get PACKING for the big move!
I hope your Easter was as blessed as ours.
"Rejoice with your family, in the beautiful land of life"
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Life is full of the unexpected. We feel sorrow when we expect happiness, we feel regret when we expect satisfaction, we get Pepsi when we asked for Coke, we get sun when we were prepared for rain. This weekend was unexpected - I prepared for a lazy weekend of lounging around the house in comfy sweats, and doing menial chores around the house that have been put off all week. But, that's definitely not what I got. I got spontaneous, fun-filled days of laughing children, cold lemonade, and a whole lot of sun-soaking and t-shirt wearing. It was bliss.
The weekend brought promises of happy endings, with an invitation to our dear friends' wedding. We couldn't be happier to be a part of their big day, and celebrate the powerful love and admiration they have for one another.
(The wedding will take place on June 4th, less than 3 weeks before my due date. Should be a challenge finding something nice to wear!)
It also brought promise of life, and future potential, as our niece, Carly celebrated her 5th birthday. She's got a spark that will take her far in life...Happy Birthday, sweet girl!
Life is just so good, at the moment, and I feel like all the planets are aligned in our favour. Everything just feels so right, and I'm almost leery of enjoying it too much, with the fear that it's all too good to be true! But, that's no way to live - so we'll keep on livin' and lovin' ...lovin' life, because it sure is a life worth livin'.
Happy Monday, friends. Hope your weekend was as beautiful as ours. Don't forget to laugh often.