Easter Sunday was so different this year from past years. Wes was gone for job training out of state and we didn't visit any grandparents so it was just the kids and I all day. And it would have been different this year without my grandma as the Easter decorations just wouldn't have been the same. One of the things that we always got a kick out of was how she decorated every dessert with jelly beans. Every cupcake was topped with them and every cake was outlined with jelly beans. And she must have bought them in bulk as the jelly bean decorations on desserts seemed to continue all the way through Christmas. Since Wes was going to be gone on Easter day the Easter Bunny visited our house a day early dropping off several goodies for the kids including some new Nintendo DS games and a sewing bear for Jaidyn, Barbie's and a Barbie DVD for Addy, Disney Cars and toy guns (loud, annoying, light-up) for Levi and Reid scored with a cradle swing which he LOVES. On Sunday morning I was determined to snag some great deals on things at Walgreens with my stack of coupons (if you don't go on Sunday morning, the shelves are cleared all week of the great sale items) and by the time I got through the checkout with all 4 kids we weren't going to get to church but a few minutes early. It didn't help that it was pouring down rain all morning either. Church was so packed that we ended up sitting in the very last row sharing of the foyer sharing two folding chairs. Oh well, at least we were close to the hallway with the bathrooms as I knew Levi would have to use it. It is great that he is finally potty trained, but we take many trips now to the bathroom. While I managed to get all 4 kids through church and an Easter Egg Hunt after, I am definitely not winning any Mom-0f-The-Year Awards as we didn't dye any eggs and our Easter meals consisted of Wendy's for lunch and frozen Totino's Pizza for dinner. Sad, I know! Regardless of our pathetic meals, we did enjoy a fairly relaxing rainy day together.
Levi in his Thomas The Train conductor hat.
Easter Sunday Pictures
I had a cute little spring colored romper for Reid and even though it was sized as 6 months, I was barely able to get it over his head and I was hurting his arms trying to squeeze it in to the sleeves so I opted for putting him in a soft cotton onesie instead.
Pretty, pretty girls!
Levi took this picture for us...not too bad for an almost 3 year old.
This was the closest I could get to getting any outdoor pictures on Easter day. The rain was pouring down so I was only able to get a picture of the kids on the porch.
I just can't help but laugh right along beside him. Reid's giggles and smiles are too cute!
We have been begging Levi to try out a shower instead of a bath for months and then out of the blue, he asks to take a shower. So here he is piled in the shower with the girls. It only lasted two nights as he is now back to wanting to take baths again, but hopefully it is a step in the right direction.
I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend!