Weekend Adventures: Easter, Family, and Rest
As the weekend comes to a close I have to say that despite it feeling incredibly busy, I loved that we all had time together. I found myself managing our schedule much better by leaving earlier and allowing Kai and myself to rest at a decent time since Mike was apart of this year’s Easter production. Though Thursday and Friday were late evenings for him, Kai and I were asleep and ready to tackle the next day! The further along I get in my pregnancy the more I realize that I need rest – so I’m grateful that we can be flexible (thanks babe).
Saturday we helped and enjoyed the Easter carnival which was full of cotton candy, candy, and of course an egg hunt. We overstuffed ourselves with cotton candy and I’m not ashamed to say it! This was Kai’s first real indulgence in this sweet nectar (can you tell my love for cotton candy?). I would say the sticky hands, face, and request for more made this experience for him a success! Later in the evening I took a “mommy break” and went to Target so I could pick up some items for dinner and see what I could find for Kai’s basket (you can read about last year’s basket here). While I was standing in the $1 section, I found myself thinking outloud and mentioning that I wasn’t sure if Kai really needed a basket this year. A fellow mom beside me told me I didn’t want him to “not know” about the holiday and I should get a few small things. As I roamed around I couldn’t help but run that through my head a few times (you know me well… Miss Analytical), and I came to the conclusion that I want Kai to know what Easter is about…and it has nothing to do with a basket.
So I scratched the basket this year…and I didn’t feel bad about it. Instead I bought Kai and Mike a few items I knew they would enjoy/need and called it a day. Kai got a bubble wand and some cool Ninja Turtle snack keepers – oh and not to mention underwear! I could not get one single photo that wasn’t blurry, because Kai LOVED the bubble wand (point for me!). Mike and Kai played with the bubbles well into dinner time and I am glad I didn’t go above and beyond this year. However, we did read the Easter story and thanked God for sending His son in the most gracious and selfless acts ever committed. I think that will be a part of our family tradition…
Finally Sunday rolled around and we rested. I crafted while the boys took naps and we spent time with friends who are family. Mike had requested for us to take a picture together at the same spot over 2 years ago when we were pregnant with Kai (oh time…). My how we’ve grown.
How was your weekend? Were you able to enjoy today off as well? I worked a small portion of today, but had some great time with my sister and nephews at the house. We even cleaned up the front yard and put down new mulch! I know you’re beaming with excitement as well haha! I could get used to more days like today and this weekend.