Happy Monday friends! How was your weekend?
Ours was quite the celebration. With Riley's birthday falling on Easter, it seemed as if the whole weekend was one big party! Yesterday, we went to my in-law's house for a family Easter get-together...and the kids (and adults) had a blast as usual. My MIL hides over 300 eggs for the hunt, and I'm not sure how many cascarones there were this year (maybe 100?)...but they were gone in no time flat! Memories were definitely made, shoes were muddied, scalps were assaulted by eggshell, laughs were heard, faces were chocolate-smeared, candles were blown, and tummies were filled with goodness!
^^^ Tyler Bree never saw it coming...until this moment, of course! ^^^
^^^ Blakely was in what I can only guess was delirium, as she kept picking up confetti from the ground and throwing it at people, which resulted in hysterics on her part. The girl likes some confetti, I guess...or she was past the point of exhaustion...take your pick. ^^^
^^^ My pensive little boy. He kills me. ^^^
^^^ I kept wanting to get a good "birthday picture" of her, and thankfully she let me after the 10th pleading, but let me know she did NOT have time for that. ^^^
^^^ Not quite sure what's going on here....I think Blakely just got my SIL's sister with her fists of confetti and she was already looking for her next victim. ^^^
^^^ We gave my FIL this same photo taken when Bennett was not even a year old...so I plan to print this one out and gift it to him as well. Because nothing makes time seem faster than a side-by-side comparison photo of 3 generations. Tear. ^^^
^^^ OFF TO THE RACES!!!! Er, I mean Easter Egg Hunt!!!! ^^^
^^^ Blakely and Bennett got a head start because there a bit younger than the other kids...so she took full advantage of it and sprinted her way to the eggs. Go Blakely Go! ^^^
^^^ After hunting eggs for a while (and finding "his" personal egg $$$), he said to me, "Momma, I think I have enough. I'm going to be done." This statement did not compute with me. "What!?! Don't you see all those other eggs out there? Where's your competitive bone!? You're done???!!!" Yep, he was good with what he had. What??? Gosh, I could analyze that exchange and our difference in egg hunting philosophy in countless ways...but let's just say, his
apathy contentment will serve him well someday. ^^^