Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lessons Learned from Easter

Since I've only been a mother for 5 and a half short years, I am constantly learning. This year, I was excited to be able to have an Easter egg hunt on Easter morning. It was our first year that we had an actual backyard, so we could hide the eggs and have the boys go find them. I was ready to go, I had their Easter baskets all packed up and hidden away. Hubs and I filled the plastic eggs the night before, and hid them after the boys went to bed. I thought we had it all planned out...but of course, it never works as perfectly as you envision it. Here are a few lessons that I learned from Easter this year. 
Easter 2014
  1. Timing is everything. This one could also called, "Let your dogs out BEFORE you hide the eggs." There are concerns here, that may not be immediately apparent. But if you have pets, that are going to 'do their business' in the backyard... you MIGHT want to let that happen BEFORE you hide the eggs... Also, check when your sprinklers are supposed to come on. Needless to say, our eggs were a bit wet on Easter morning.
  2. But, WHY? Have an answer prepared for the inevitable, "Why does the Easter bunny come here, and how does he get in our house?" Little J caught me half-awake on Easter morning, not ready to answer questions. 
  3. Church on Easter is LONG. If you expect your 3 year old to sit through an entire hour of church, you had better have more than a pencil and a piece of paper prepared. That goes for your husband too. 
  4. Not everyone likes jellybeans. No matter what cherished, childhood memories you have, your kid doesn't want YOUR LIFE. (Varsity Blues? Anyone?)
  5. You are lame. No matter now proud YOU are of the items your selected for their Easter baskets, your child/ren will (probably) think they are lame. Case in point, I bought the LEGO set that was on clearance, and Little J told me that the Easter Bunny probably didn't know there were NEW ones... Sorry, kid, the Easter Bunny isn't made of money.  
How was your Easter weekend? Do you have anything to add? 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Jet-Setting Shower Weekend! 4.15.14

This weekend, I flew to New Jersey on Friday for my best friend's bridal shower. It felt a little strange to fly across country by myself. I'm used to flying with my entire family! We celebrated on Saturday, with a lovely lunch and lots of gifts! I feel so lucky that I was able to attend, and see her more than once this year. My mom and my sister also got to come to the shower. It was a beautiful day, even though I was exhausted by the end of the shower.

Nora's Bridal Shower!! 
Then on Sunday, my sister coordinated a mini celebration of baby #3 with my mom and a few others. It was mainly an excuse for more treats, and more family time. Kudos to my mom and sister, for an adorable mustache bash!

Mustache Bash. Me and my sis :)
I flew home Monday morning, and I missed the boys so much!! All three of us took a nap, and then it was back to work today.  How was your weekend?