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Monday, March 28, 2016

2016 Easter marathon (with no actual running involved)

So many plastic eggs. So much candy. So much togetherness. It's safe to say that was one full week we just finished... and now we have just a few days to rest and recover before we start celebrating the twins' birthday- no rest for parents of toddlers the weary! 

Our Easter celebrations started early last week with three separate days of activities lined up at the twins' daycare before all of us kicked off a long weekend together. I will warn you now that there are many, many pictures below, so proceed with caution!

They started off the fun with dyeing eggs, after which Clara apparently peeled hers and proceeded to eat it (?). Next up was their Easter egg hunt and it made me smile to see the top right picture posted of them gathering up their loot together. They finished off the short week with a classroom party, complete with juice and cupcakes, aka: the primary purpose of a party in their minds.

The weather was perfect on Good Friday and so we ventured out to the zoo along with everyone else in the greater Houston area. If you ask the twins which animals they saw during our visit, their response will be "ghosts" because we walked through a dark tunnel at one point, which was clearly inhabited by ghosts. Toddler logic for the win. Also, the bottom left pic is a comparison of their first trip to the zoo (at 9 months) with this most recent trip and serves primarily to depress me. 

On Saturday, we started the day off with our church's Eggstravaganza where we did exactly what you might expect: wear pastel colors, hunt for Easter eggs (again), and eat junk food.

We also had an apparently terrifying encounter with the Easter Bunny, which further solidified my belief that there is no point in taking the twins to Disney World in the near future. When we weren't avoiding costumed terrorists, we got to visit with some of our small group friends, and even squeezed in a Katie-sandwich-on-Nelson-twin-bread pic!

We also spent a fair amount of time posing for pictures at home throughout the day, because what's the point in celebrating a holiday if you aren't going to take 8,000 pictures of yourselves doing it? Also, pretty sure bunny ears never get old.

On Saturday night, we took the twins bowling for the first time to celebrate Uncle Wade's birthday! Neither of them seemed to grasp why every turn wasn't their turn or why they weren't allowed to press all the buttons/stick their hands in the ball dispenses/run down the bowling lane, but we still all had a good time. And it's important to note that I tied for last place with Colby... meaning I was beaten by 3 small children in addition to being beaten by 3 adults. 

The twins woke up on Sunday morning and were pleased to learn that the Easter Bunny had, in fact, visited them overnight. Clara was especially pleased to learn that he was not still hanging out in the house somewhere :)

The rest of the day was filled with church, brunch, naps, another round of Easter baskets from Brian's parents, and yes, more picture taking! 

And with that, my friends the 2016 Easter festivities were a wrap. May the memories last long after the last piece of Easter candy is consumed!


the blogivers said...

Don't you wish we could have the day off today?!

Emily said...

At 31 years old, I am still absolutely terrified of the Easter Bunny. By far the freakiest dressed-up costume character of all time. nope, nope, and nope.

Brittnie said...

Fun and busy weekend! Both you and Allison (and the rest of the world!!!) are inspiring me to maybe put a little more thought into my kids Easter weekend experience next year. Maybe next year will be the year they wake up to a basket full of fun! Such. A. Slacker.

Brittany said...

Such cute little bunnies you have!

Allena said...

Looks so fun! I love holidays even if they are exhausting/stressful - ha!

Courtney Squillante said...

Great pics! Sounds exhausting! Ha!

Erika said...

So many great pictures!! Looooove Clara's Easter dress. And also that their favorite zoo animal was a ghost. HA.

Natasha said...

Hahahah!!! Ghosts! That's awesome. I also suck at bowling. You could probably beat me. And "suck" is defined as "sometimes I throw six gutter balls in row."

I think you should bring back the Easter memories by posting a picture of you and Brian in the buuny ears and bunny sunglasses. Of the 8,000 pictures you took, I'm shocked that that isn't one of them!