Monday, March 28, 2016

Hoppy Easter 2016

We had a wonderful Easter weekend.  It was our last weekend as a family of three so these 3 Musketeers went out with a bang!  We stayed close to home, got take out and enjoyed some quality family time together.  The weather was pretty close to perfect and we made lots of great memories.  

We went to a Bunny Brunch at the country club on Saturday and it was so much fun!  Olive has always loved bunnies so she was a BIG FAN of the bunnies once again.  She didn't hesitate one bit to sit next to the bunny and then all of her bunny dreams came true by getting to hold a real bunny.  We waiting on the professional pictures to be emailed to us, so my cell phone pics will have to suffice :)



 Brunch was delicious!


Then we dyed Easter eggs.
I wasn't going to have her participate because she was wearing her Easter dress, but Kevin assured me we could watch her carefully and all would be fine.  He was right.



We thought baby brother might be here in time for Easter, but he had other ideas.  So we just got a baby bump photo bomb instead :)

It was time to head outside for the egg hunt.  Olive got a handful of eggs and seemed pretty pleased with herself.  The big kids got more and I'm always amazed that their parents let them continue to collect until their baskets are overflowing when some kids only get a few.  Note to self: remember this when Olive gets older.




The big kids headed for the golf course and Olive was right behind them.

 Kevin has fun dreams of the two of them golfing together as Olive gets older.  I hope she got his athletic genes and not mine...


 38 Weeks and in the baby home stretch!




We did some baby prep around the house and pulled out all of our baby gear to freshen up.
Olive was fascinated by all this baby stuff and thought it was funny that she used to be tiny enough for all of it.  She helped us set things up and then made sure her baby dolls tried everything out.

 Easter Morning Olive woke up to find bunny tracks leading to her Easter basket.  She's fascinated with paw prints these days so I figured this would be a fun thing for her.  I was right.  The paw prints were almost as exciting as the treats in her Easter basket.  She



I got her a book by one of her favorite authors and another book in the Pout Pout Fish series since she loves them so much.  She recognized them right away and knew the characters.  It was fun to see her get so excited about books.

 We had a fun bunny breakfast, snuggled & watched cartoons.  We'd intended to try out a new church, but I just wasn't feeling up for it.

 We headed over to our new house to have an Easter egg hunt.  The forecast called for rain today so Kevin played Easter bunny daddy and gone over to the house on Saturday.  He came up with the idea to hide eggs all throughout the house for Olive to find.  She loved it and loved running through the house.




 Since it didn't end up raining we played in the backyard for a bit.  Olive was more interested in picking "bootiful" flowers than hunting eggs so we just watched her play.




 We headed to the grocery store, came home for a nap and then baked some cupcakes.  I'd intended to make a delicious Easter dinner, but Kevin offered to pick up a pizza for dinner.  We went with the easier option this year and saved our yummy dinner ingredients for another night. 


 Sprinkle Thief :)

We dyed eggs after dinner and Olive wanted no help from anyone.
It was her first year to be so independent about this and we just sat back and supervised.
Her eggs turned out lovely and we'll look forward to eating them later on in the week.  

 I'd been wanting to do a foot print bunny project all week, but didn't get around to doing it until Easter night.  Olive was thrilled at the prospect of doing a project together and thought it was so funny that I wanted to paint her foot.  She said it felt tickly.  It needed to dry a bit before we put the finishing touches on it tomorrow.  We did a little bunny family of three and I'm sure I'll always adore this little Easter art from Olive's 3rd Easter.



I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend :)
Now it officially feels like SPRING!

10 comments:

  1. What a fun Easter!!! So sweet to enjoy that time together as a family of 3. That concept has been making me all teary eyed recently - that we'll only be a family of 3 for a little while longer. Love the egg hunt in the new house! What fun :) And we did a hands off egg dying adventure this year. My MIL suggested using wire whisks to help dye and it worked really well!

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  2. That bunny breakfast is just too cute! Olive looks like she had a blast holding the real bunny. Glad you all had a great Easter weekend and hopefully the baby will be making his arrival soon. :)

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  3. What a fun weekend! Having a hunt in your house is such a great idea!

    Becky
    www.bybmgblog.com

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  4. It looks like you packed as much Easter fun into the weekend as possible! Your brunch plate looked scrumptious. Olive is adorable in her little denim jacket! I'm glad you were able to enjoy your last Easter as a family of three!!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

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  5. Y'all did it all! Smart idea hiding the eggs in the new house. Crazy to think that next Easter (April 16) you will have a one year old too.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE Olive's Easter ensemble!!! And you are amazing for doing that many festive activities at 38 weeks pregnant!! Super MAMA for SURE! So happy you guys had such a fun Easter weekend!

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  7. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!!! Olive looks so cute in her Easter dress!! You amaze me.. all those sweet activities and surprises at 38 weeks pregnant!!! Super Mama for sure!!! xoxo

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  8. What a GREAT Easter. I am swooning over Olives dress. I was THIS close to doing those colors in M's big girl room. Love the blue and bright pink combo. Looks like a great holiday and your last as a family of 3!

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  9. I love your funny bunny breakfast! I may do that this week just for fun for Connor. Also? How fun was your last weekend and holiday as a family of 3!? This time tomorrow we are all going to know and love Fletcher!

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  10. What a perfect Easter weekend! And your last as a family of three- I can't believe it!

    I loved the Easter hunt through the new house. I can't wait to see more!!! And your backyard looks amazing too :) So exciting!

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