Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Easter Sunday I actually slept in until 8:00. Ahh bliss!

I was cracking up when I saw that Jess put this on Instagram.

One good thing about your kids being older is you don't have to wake up before the sun to go out and play Easter bunny.  Everyone here knows that I am the Easter bunny. 

Hiding eggs at 9:30 am instead of 5:30 am? WIN.

Scott wasn't feeling all that great so I got to hide most of the eggs.  I'm really surprised that all the kids were so into it. I thought for sure everyone would be whining that they were too old.

They each got a kite (front the dollar store) and amazingly 2 out of the 3 of them actually worked! It's like a dollar store miracle!

While the kids were outside playing with their kites I went back inside and made waffles. I ate standing up while they were being cooked. 

After that it was onto more cleaning and party prep. Scott was becoming sicker and sicker and I might have yelled at him that he was ruining Easter. I'm such an awesome wife. At some point he huffed off to the garage and I found him later laying on the hard floor out there. You'd think he would have at least huffed off to some place a bit more comfortable.

With him being out of commission I was on my own for every thing. Well the kids helped (Thank God) but I had to do a few things that I thought he was going to do. We probably should have called off the party but I had shit ton of food and everyone was coming over in a just a couple hours.

 think I was done cleaning about 15 minutes after people were supposed to get here. Lucky for me that was 15 minutes before anyone got here.

Then it was off to man the BBQ while Scott laid on the swing and gave orders about how to not ruin the food. I pretty much stood there for for an hour or two, then ran in and threw some rolls in the oven for about 2 minutes too long and burned the bottoms.

Lovely. As mom's always say "just scrape off the burnt part". 

While I was doing all this cooking my sister in law's dad Charly took Trevor and my niece Adrian for a bike ride. While they were gone the kids hit the plastic eggs I had filled with treats and toys. 

When they got back from the bike ride she noticed the eggs in the yard and said "THE BUNNY CAME!!" It was so very cute.

Since she was the only little one that came she pretty much got $40 worth of dollar store goodies all to herself. 

Score for being the only kid!

Next year should be much more exciting with the twins and Ava too. They stayed home this year since the babies are too little to go out still.

After the egg hunt, and eating we did some cupcakes and candles for the girls. Melissa turned 15 on April 8th and Jessica will be 20 on April 29th. We always celebrate their birthdays with the family on Easter to get it all done in one big bang.

Instead of cakes the both decided on cupcakes this year. AND they made them all themselves.

You know you're getting older when it takes 5 minutes to light your candles.

Here's my mom, me and Jess

A rascally rabbit Melissa (crown on with the ears lol)

I didn't take very good pictures and missed like half the people there. Whoops. 

Charly had brought a racquetball and was playing a sort of handball game with Trevor. He gave him the ball when he left. 

Trevor and I played for a bit after everyone left and I noticed that the sun was starting to go down so we rode our bikes over to my friend Traci's dock.

She was actually there on the dock with some family and friends so we hung out with them and watched the sunset. Trevor got to take their canoe out with Traci's brother in law too, which he just loves.

A nice way to end the night.

Well except when we got back I finished cleaning everything up and washed the dishes before passing out.

Sadly I had to work the next day. That just seems so wrong! (Scott actually stayed home on Monday since he was still sick)

So, note to self for the next party, do what I usually do and work a lot harder on getting things done BEFORE the weekend of the actual party. Easier said then done sometimes. 
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Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

getting caught up on my reading here....
Love the photo of you guys sleeping in. Hell you are never too old to look for the eggs Julie!!

Chris H said...

Wow you guys sure make a big thing of Easter.
We don't ... we just eat chocolate eggs till we feel sick!
Your front garden is looking lovely Julie!

Chris H said...

Stop it! You are creeping me out... you must be sitting in front of your computer like I am!
It's Saturday 4.15 in the afternoon here....

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