I forgot how busy Easter weekend is with kids! My sister in law, K, mentioned that you expect it to be chaos over Christmas holidays, but you forget how busy the Easter long weekend is. She is so right. It was super fun, but we are still paying for it. Of course, in my case, some of that is self inflicted. I went to an afternoon BBQ Friday with the kids at J and A’s house, the Hubby’s brother and his wife, and then to one of the best dinner party/ games night, sans kids, after. It was too much fun, and the next day I was ready for bed as soon as I woke up.
There was no time for going back to bed Saturday, as we headed to my dad’s house for Easter dinner. My dad always goes the extra mile to make sure the kids have a great time, and his kids too! He loves to spoil us all, and he always remembers juiceboxes for the kids. The food was good and the company was better. My kids hadn’t seen their new cousin, my sisters daughter, in months. My sister and her hubby have been escaping winter in Florida, and when they got back the kids all had colds so we stayed away. It was so fun seeing them all together, and watching my niece, M, stare questioningly at the loud kids cartwheeling and showing of their “I am not running in the house Mama, only walking super fast” skills. The night ended with chocolate oreo truffles, pie and latte. If I was not there, I’d be jealous too.
Sunday, the Easter bunny visited us twice. First at home, leaving chocolate, toothbrushes and dinosaur eggs, and then at the Farm (my mother and father-in-law’s place). The kids look forward to the farm every year, it is so fun to watch them hunt for eggs outside with cousins (first and what do you call your cousin’s children? First cousins once removed? Second cousins? Them too!). My mother-in-law is the perfect host, the food is always fantastic and plentiful, the wine flows and the table is beautifully decorated. I would like to rewind, go back and do it all over again. Only, the kids are still tired from all the excitement.
My guys are asleep by 7 p.m. most nights, sometimes A reads in bed for a little while. Easter weekend had three late nights, A even had her first sleepover at another house Friday night. They are all exhausted, and poor A is home from school today as she coughed all night long. Thank goodness it is a short week, and the kid’s can have an early night until this next busy weekend comes! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Thanks to all my family for celebrating with me.