Easter 2017

This Easter was pretty relaxing for us. My youngest sister, Angel, joined us for the weekend but other than that it was just our little family. We've had Easters in the past that were busy, in a good way, but with busyness comes hecticness. It was nice to relax and get a bit of rest during the weekend.

I don't really enjoy dying eggs so we made sugar cookies and decorated them instead. Not only do I think they are more fun to decorate but they are also much more fun to eat.

 I can't bring myself to spend money on Easter baskets...it's not really the money but the clutter afterwards. Last year, all the kids needed new helmets so we gifted those to them for Easter and filled them with some other fun treats. This year, I was going to just use some reusable random shopping bags we had lying around. When I was out shopping for last minute Easter goodies, though, I also had to pick up some new storage bins. I had the epiphany to just decorate those and line them with tissue paper. This kiddos didn't seem to mind. There baskets contained candy of course. It also had Pokemon cards - their current obsession! Plus some butterfly nets and random odd and ends I picked up over the last couple of months. 

This picture 👇 makes me smile. Sometimes the constant talk about Pokemon drives me crazy, but seeing them all enjoy it and share in it together...makes my mommy heart very happy. 💖

BabyZ used all the excitement about the Easter baskets to steal a cookie. Cookies aren't any unhealthier than donuts for breakfast, right?

Speaking of BabyZ. How cute does he look in his tie and yellow pants!?!

Throw Big Buddy in to the mix and my mommy heart is once again is ready to burst with joy. I'm so excited to watch how their relationship flourishes over the years. 

Mini Man and Little Lady teamed up and did the sweetest thing for Jeremy and I. They built us a little 'egg house' and filled a basket with some treats for us. Mini Man loves caramels and used his money to buy a few a couple weeks before Easter but ended up saving them for our basket. I was so impressed with his genroisty and that he resisted the urge to eat them. The gift was sweet, but what I think Jeremy and I enjoyed most was the pride and pleasure they exuded as they gave it to us. 

Even though we didn't dye eggs the kids did get to hunt for some. Our church holds an Easter egg hunt every year and they all had a lot of fun running around the playground collecting them with their friends. Our tradition at home is that each kid gets their own color of plastic eggs and we hide a dozen for them to find. This year we kept it simple and put jelly beans in half of them and quarters in the other half. We tried hard to get BabyZ excited about collecting eggs but he just kept looking at us like we were crazy. I'm sure by next year he will be just as excited about egg hunting as his siblings.


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