Monday, April 13, 2009

Hoppin' on to Monday

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend! We certainly did! Our Friday started with egg dying and Jell-O jiggler egg-making...

On Saturday, we made lots of Easter-shaped sugar cookies with lots of frosting and sprinkles! (Sorry, no photos of that).

Then, Sunday rolled around and it was time for egg hunting!

It was a bit chilly out, so the kids grabbed those eggs as fast as they could! The kids spent the rest of the morning opening Easter baskets and playing with all the goodies while I cooked a big breakfast. We had piles of pancakes, bacon and my dad's specialty... scrambled eggs with potatoes! It was delicious! Even the kids, who hate eggs, gobbled them up. Their little tummies were so full, they had no problem going down for a long afternoon nap... to spite the insane sugar high from chowing down all that Easter candy.

After nap time, it had warmed up considerably. I had been saving a box of confetti eggs from last Easter (it was too nasty outside to use them). So, I pulled them out yesterday afternoon and let the kids go to town. Luka didn't enjoy getting hit...

But, he sure enjoyed breaking them over his sister's head!

Even Hazel enjoyed busting them over her own head! Silly girl!

Fortunately, nobody felt the need to smash any eggs over my head. Although, when the confetti eggs ran out, Hazel ran to grab the dyed eggs. She was all ready to smash those suckers all over Luka until I snatched them out of her hands... disaster averted. We spent the rest of the day winding down, working in the garden and observing this little visitor that spent the afternoon feasting on my Creeping Phlox that is in full bloom.

He didn't seem to mind anyone getting right up close to him... the kids spent nearly an hour watching him. Plus, he was HUGE! So, you could even see his little tongue dipping into the flowers for nectar. It was pretty fascinating.

It was a fabulous weekend, filled with lots of fun activities! The only thing that would have made it better would have been if someone was here to cook ME a nice Easter dinner. You know... ham and all the fixin's. There isn't much point to cooking a big meal like that when Bryan isn't home. You know, he hasn't been home for Easter since I've know him? Pretty disappointing... he won't be home next year either. *sigh*

Well, stay tuned tomorrow for Label Tulip sneaks. This month's kit got put on the back burner a little bit, but only because I have a very exciting guest DT spot that will be featured this week! But, more on that later...


Mel G said...

Looks like you have a great weekend!! Can't wait to see the sneaks!

~just me said...

I know I keep saying it but Luka has gotten so big! He is all little boy now (instead of the baby Luka I remember). Hazel is soo cute, she looks so sweet and grown up in her easter dress =0)

Jocelyn said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend and I so enjoyed the pics of the childrend!!! Happy Tuesday!

Beth Perry said...

AHAHAHA It looks like she is smacking the s@#% out of him! hahahah

I just left you a message over at P.P. (and it kind of sounded bossy...didn't mean to, tho..heheh..kind of)

Loving all the pic..especially the flowers/butterfly. Have a great day, sweetie!

Michele Brooks said...

LOL! What fun photos! I'm sure you had a great time getting that egg out of your daughter's hair. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great time and sounds like a fab breakfast. Yum! And what a pretty visitor you had in your garden.

KhrisW said...

Hey, Holly! Is B gone? Ughhh. I hope he comes home soon if that's the case.

The pictures of your kids and the eggs were funny. I wish someone was there to make you dinner too, I can relate.

danilouwho said...

Oh! confetti eggs! fun!

He hasn't been home for any Easters??
That would bum me out girl.

You are such a good mama though - that sounds like an Easter packed weekend!

SuzanneRenee said...

I love your Easter photos and thanks for sharing! ~ Suzanne