Tuesday, March 29, 2016


We were in town for Easter this year for the first time in a long time and we had such a fun little family weekend! On Friday, my parents and grandparents came to town for a few hours to celebrate Easter. It was absolutely gorgeous outside, so after naps we headed to a park near our house with a picnic dinner for the boys and ice cream.

 This one wants to run with his brother so badly, but this is the preferred mode of transportation.

 Someone rode home in just a diaper.

On Saturday morning, it was cold and misting rain outside. Obviously, the perfect weather for
an Easter egg hunt. This boy didn't care. This is his "mommy, take my picture! teeeese!" face.
 Once he finally understood the grass was full of "ehhs" (eggs) and not "bawls" (balls), this kid was excited.

 The downside of not being able to walk yet.
 And then sweet big brother shared some of his stash.

 Finn got to see his friend "yi-yan" (Ryan).

 When Ryder finally got out of the stroller.
 So much joy.

 We went to our church's Saturday night service instead of Sunday morning. About 30 seconds before we were walking out the door, I realized that meant we weren't going to get a "cute, spring-y family Easter picture" on Sunday morning. It still wasn't warm and sunny outside, so this is what we ended up with and I could not be more pleasantly surprised at the result. Self-timer, first try. Winner.
 We went to Bartaco after the service, because it was loud and so are we.
Our boys' Easter baskets this year. The theme was "bath toys" because I had to toss all of ours recently due to mold (gross). I love the Green Toys brand because they are a quality recycled plastic that can go in the dishwasher. My sister in law got Ryder the submarine for Christmas and Finn got the ferryboat for Easter. The foam letters are cheap enough that I don't mind replacing those once or twice a year. Since Finn still doesn't really know what candy is, he got Trader Joe's Easter gummies and could not have been more excited about them. Each boy also got a book- Ryder got Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site and Finn got Demolition. Both are fantastic if you have little boys or a little girl that likes tractors :)

 Since we went to church on Saturday night, we ventured out to a new playground on Sunday morning. If you're in the Atlanta area, you need to check out Morgan Falls Overlook Park. It was so much fun- wide open spaces, clean safe equipment, a huge pavilion with picnic tables and a great view of the river. Dustin and I laughed when we had these thoughts, because we have reached the point in our life where we'll drive 20 minutes to find a "quality playground".

 And just some after nap puddle jumping for good measure.

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