So normally I kinda of hate holiday recaps. I never read them on other blogs because, I mean, the holiday is over. I’m ready to move on. BUT, I’m indulging myself today because we had such a great weekend. And I actually busted out my big camera. So, yes, today will be a photo overload.
I’ll start with my favorite part (and my husband’s least favorite part) of the weekend festivities – putting together and taking pictures our family’s Easter outfits. I bought the fabric for my dress a few years ago at a garage sale and have had this specific pattern in mind since then. I finally decided to tackle it this week and by some miracle it turned out! I will definitely be posting a tutorial next week. I tried to make it as easy and simple as possible, so hopefully you can try to make it too!
Whether you can tell in the photo or not, they were excited for the egg hunt. Apparently we need to start taking more (or maybe less!) posed photos at our house because these two faces kill me! Natural smiles do not come out naturally when I say ‘Smile!’, but somehow these grimaces and silly looks never fail.
I just love these crazy kids. Sometimes they overwhelm me completely, but most days I am just amazed to have them in my life. People ask us if we want a girl and I always say yes – definitely – but being a mom to these boys is such a pleasure. We aren’t done having kids yet and although we don’t agree on everything, Soren and I definitely agree that our kids are the coolest. We’ve often said, “Our kids are so great, why wouldn’t we want more?!?”
Knox QUICKLY figured out what it was that was making that shaking sound inside his Easter eggs. He started busting those plastic eggs open as fast as he could. He gobbled up any jelly bean in sight! It was hilarious to see Knox swiping candy from his brother’s baskets. He loved it and his brothers hated it!
The carrot cake almost turned out until I broke the whole top layer putting it on! You can see the frosting seeping down the crack. It really did taste amazing though. You can’t go wrong with carrot cake in my book.
Ah, and yes we managed to we dye eggs too. I love to dye Easter eggs. It is such a fun creative outlet – unless you have kids. I forgot how much help and supervision is required when handling that much dye and that many fragile eggs! I don’t know why I thought I would get to dye any, but lesson learned. I helped the kids and they had a blast.