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Easter Weekend


Monday, April 17, 2017

What an Easter weekend. Between all the time with family and some friend time, it was such a fun weekend. Definitely one to remember.

Friday after work, we grabbed a quick sandwich and then picked the girls up from daycare as they were having an Easter festival at the other location and we needed to pick up our children by noon. Since we had an hour to kill before going to the other center, we took a drive, got some gas and some cookies from a local bakery.

Then we headed over to the center and checked the girls in. They were not into the bounce houses which was weird since they loved them last time they went in them. We ate our cookies and waited for the egg hunt to start. The girls got really scared of the Easter bunny and wouldn't even go near him. So we didn't get a photo with the bunny again. Ugh.

The girls were not into the egg hunt much. I don't think they really knew what to do. Once they let us put them down, Sutton grabbed a few eggs and Rory had to grab some for Avery. The girls did love opening the eggs and eating all the candy. After the egg hunt, the girls played in the playground while we watched.
twins at Easter egg hunt
twins at Easter egg hunt
twins at Easter egg hunt

After the festival, we made a quick stop at the store for diapers since I forgot to grab some from daycare and then headed to my parents house to hang out and have dinner. We ended up playing in my parents backyard most of the afternoon before settling down for short ribs, rice, blistered green beans and pasta salad. Everything was sooo good and I will be making the short ribs very soon. Dinner was a huge hit for the girls.

We watched Sing while dinner was being finished and it is just sooo cute. I can totally see how adults get hooked on kids movies. I can't wait to see Finding Dory and Moana now. We left around 7:30 and headed home.

We got the girls changed and into bed before settling in to watch some Americans. We called it an early night.

Saturday morning, we went to breakfast, but I just had a large latte and a scone which I had to share with my girls since they wanted mine plus their own meal. Isn't that how it always goes?

We got home and waited for the garage guy to come over. We have had our garage door for about 4 years and never had it serviced, so we finally got it done. While the garage guys were over, I headed out to have brunch with my friends. The weather was nice, so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the day. We ended up staying at brunch for 2 1/2 hours.

After brunch, I ran to get my rings polished, cleaned and checked out. They are finally back to looking brand new. Then I headed over to the mall to look at a pair of jeans I had seen online, but wanted to try on first. The jeans fit and I even went down a size. Total win!!

I headed home and once I got back, the girls were just waking from their nap. We got them ready and headed over to my in-laws house for some takeout Mexican food and playtime with my nephew. Avery ate so much Mexican food that evening and later on we would all pay for that.

Once we got home around 8 pm, we put the girls down to bed and watched some more 13 Reasons Why. Just as we were getting ready for bed, I remembered I needed to put together the girls' Easter baskets, but then we heard a cough and a gag and knew that someone threw up. Avery threw up all her dinner and it was a TON.

We stripped her and her bed and Rory gave her a bath while I started cleaning up all the puke. I had to wash the chunks off everything before putting it in the washer and it was foul. Once I got everything cleaned up, Rory just finished Avery's bath and we got everything put back together for her to go back to sleep. But then Rory and I couldn't sleep because we were worried she would get sick again. We were not sure if she was sick, overate or the food didn't agree with her. So we stayed up until almost 3 am. I should have used this time to put together their baskets and hide eggs, but I just stayed watch on the girls.

Avery never threw up again and was happy as can be Sunday morning. But since I didn't get to anything, I had to scramble Sunday morning to get it all done. I got their baskets put together and gave them to them. We didn't hide them this year, but we will next year since they weren't into finding the eggs that much this year.
twin Easter baskets
twin Easter baskets
Slippers | Floam | Easter Book 1 and 2

We didn't go all out since we knew both sets of grandparents got them a bunch of stuff as well, and let's be honest, the girls really only wanted the candy all morning. The girls wore their house slippers all day long at home and are obsessed with the floam. We also got them the carrot game I posted about a few weeks ago, but it isn't pictured here.
Twins at Easter
Twins at Easter
Twins at Easter

Rory headed out to get some Starbucks for us and I vacuumed since there was some remnants of throw up in the hallway. Then we gave the girls a bath and got ready ourselves.

We headed to Rory's cousins house for Easter brunch and had so much good food along with mimosas. We had a bunch of fruit, cheeses, quiche, roasted potatoes, chorizo with peppers and onions and a bunch of pastries and bagels. After brunch, we let the kids all play together and while we all talked.
twins in Easter dresses
twins in Easter dresses
twins in Easter dresses

We left around 12:20 and headed home to put the girls down for a nap. They slept for two hours while I did more chores in the house and Rory did some outside the house. I also snuck in an episode of 13 Reasons Why.

After the girls got up, we got them ready and headed over to my in-laws house again. The girls were sad that Carson (my nephew) wasn't back yet, but they opened their Easter presents and started playing with them while having some snacks. And then it started raining and we knew we had to get outside for a family photo before it came down too hard.
Easter family photos
Notice the girls house slippers

The girls played with their cousin and showed him how to use their new toys.
Easter fun
 The girls love their new bouncy farm animals
Easter fun
Easter fun
My SIL and BIL got the girls some cleaning stuff since they love vacuuming with me.

We gave my nephew a gift and then we anxiously awaited dinner.
Uncle and nephew
chiweenie
Walter was at Easter celebration too!

We sat down for ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad and my FIL's famous mustard sauce for the ham. Everything was delicious! We had apple pie and ice cream for dessert while the girls helped bathe their cousin. We got the girls in their pjs, said our goodbyes and headed home around 8 pm. 

We put the girls to bed, unpacked the car and Rory fell asleep pretty fast while I watched more 13 Reasons Why.

How was your Easter weekend?

I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.

19 comments:

  1. What a fun weekend! The girls look adorable. :-)

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  2. Aw oh my gosh, the girls in their overalls is so cute! Gotta love it. So sorry about the throw up. No fun! How is 13 Reasons Why? Glad you guys had a nice weekend, and good Easter. Love the girls with their baskets too!

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  3. I have never heard of 13 reasons why, I need to watch that! Sounds like a busy yummy weekend! Sorry about the throw up, a vomiting baby is never fun!

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  4. You remind me - I need to get my rings checked. I am always snagging my diamond & scared its going to come out now.
    I love your girls in their overalls during the egg hunt <3
    Your girls always have the cutest expressions on their face. & NOT MORE THROW UP!!! OH MYGOSH!! Glad it was a quick sickie.

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  5. Poor little Avery!! And poor mom, everyone always forgets it's the sweet mamas who have to clean it up! Glad everyone got to Enjoy Easter, you're family picture is soooo CUTE!!

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    1. Yep. It is not fun cleaning up throw up at night, but I am just so glad she is ok. And I think it was just from overeating because she was fine on Sunday.

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  6. Awwww no poor Avery! So glad it was just a one time thing, and she was feeling better for Easter. How adorable were they hunting for eggs in their overalls, I'm sure next year it'll be a huge hit <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. Minus the puking it sounds like it was an awesome weekend. All the food you are mentioning has me drooling...even the thought of Mexican!

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  8. Sounds like a good weekend, it is always so fun to celebrate holidays with little ones! And that long Saturday brunch sounds wonderful!

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  9. I'm sorry that Saturday was a rough night for you guys but glad everyone was feeling better!! Sounds like it was a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. Minus the throw up it sounds like a great weekend! Glad you had a happy Easter. :) Love the house slippers and their obsession.

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  11. What a fun weekend, except for the sickness! :( They looked cute in their Easter clothes though!!

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  12. Glad it was a great weekend for the most part. I hope she is feeling better. The girls look so cute in their Easter dresses and Walter is adorable. Beautifully Candid

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  13. Fun!! The girls are too cute! And your Easter dinner sounds delicious!

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  14. What a fun filled weekend!! Poor Avery though, and poor you and Rory, ugh throw up is the worst!! Love the family picture you got! We are starting 13 Reasons Why after we finish Narcos!

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  15. What a fun holiday weekend! Minus the vomit that is. The family photos are great! Finding Nemo and For are so cute! Moana was good too!

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  16. Sounds like a good Easter weekend! I'm so glad the throw-up was only a one time thing.

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  17. I swear your kids get sick just as much as Jacob used to when he was little. You can be really happy to know that by the time they turn four they will pretty much never get sick! That's how Jacob has been at least. He hasn't missed school from being sick in almost two years! I'm glad that you were able to have fun despite the sickness on Saturday evening. So strange that it was only once!

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    1. I am so glad it isn't just my kids, but I wish it didn't happen as much. I am really excited for that time. I think it was just from overeating Mexican food. Girl after her mamas heart.

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