Sunday, March 31, 2013

Our Easter Weekend

What a great weekend! The weather here was amazing! We started the weekend off by babysitting L&L on Friday night. I made chicken and dumplings for dinner and both kids loved it! After watching the Lorax we tucked them tightly into bed on the couch and Zoie kept them safe for the rest of the night. It is so nice for us when L&L spend the night because that means we get the whole bed to ourselves; all night!! Normally, Zoie is at our feet or between us.

Saturday we got up and had the best breakfast ever; Cinnamon rolls and BACON! After that we dyed some Easter eggs. The kids did a great job- don't you think ;-)?


 While they were busy making a mess, I decided I would make one too! I made yummy coconut macaroons drizzled with chocolate to bring over to my moms on Sunday. Don't these look yummy? 


The kids liked them!

After we cleaned up our mess, and ourselves, we ventured out to the park with Zoie. It was such a pretty day. The kids played on the monkey bars and I swung on the swing. Man, I forgot how much fun the swings are! It felt so refreshing. Of course after a lot of heavy playing the kids were thirsty so we took them for Italian sodas! I had my favorite; raspberry and almond and they had strawberry. Yum! When we got home they were both very tired so we turned on some Pound Puppy and chilled until mommy and daddy came to pick them up. After they went home DH and I (mostly DH) did a tad bit of yard work, again taking advantage of the great weather. We are re-doing our back yard so there is lots to be done!

Lily was beat after the park and Zoie makes a great pillow

This morning DH slept til 9am while I was up at 6am. It never fails. I can't ever sleep in. I don't really mind getting up though, so I don't really complain. Once we were up and about we sorta just putzed around the house. We did a bit more yard work and some housekeeping. I read some blogs and responded to some emails while DH tied some flies. Then we headed over to my mom and dad's.

Before we ate we spent some time playing and visiting with family. DH was playing baseball with the kids and I tried my hand at Bocce ball; I was bored after the third toss. Dinner was awesome as always. I love my moms cooking! We has Swiss sausage, ham, baked potatoes and salad. It was so wonderful to be able to eat outside. Last year it was overcast and not very warm! After eating the kids searched for eggs. Watching them hunt was so much fun. I love seeing how excited they get.

Here are some photos from today!
I hope you all had a great Easter weekend, I know I did!!






 






21 comments:

  1. Great pics! What a nice, fun weekend! Those macaroons look amazing!! Glad you guys had some nice weather and a good time!

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    1. The macaroons were a complete success! It was such a great day and yes, the weather was awesome!

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  2. Looks like you guys had a wonderful Easter and what great pictures!!

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun and the weather rocked!

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  3. Aw that sounded fun! We have a bunch of yard work to do this spring and summer too, but unlike you spoiled people there is still frozen ground and snow here ;) Happy Easter!

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    1. Risa, it has been known to snow in July here! WTH?! I am not looking forward to our yard work! My DH tore up all the grass since the dogs ruined it. Now my back yard looks horrible!!!

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  4. We had such good Easter weather here in Oregon! Funny that we both had a little softball action with our families. Is that your parents backyard? It looks humongous!

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    1. I heard the valley had great weather too! How awesome!! Yes, that is my parents front and back yard. We were married there, did you know that? I did not want to spend money on a venue when my dad is a retired farmer and LOVES to garden. I thought that their place was perfect. It is so beautiful.

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    2. How awesome to have such a nice big yard like that! Great choice on getting married there. Exactly, why spend the money when you have your own venue? You Dad probably loved having a project to do for you.

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  5. Looks like a beautiful Easter weekend! I love the photo with Zoie as a pillow :) oh, and cinnamon rolls and bacon?? yummmmm

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    1. Best breakfast ever! If you ask the kiddos!;-) Zoie is a great pillow. She is my pillow of choice too! ;-)

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  6. Looks like so much fun! What I wouldn't do right now to be able to walk around outdoors with short sleeves- it's FREEZING here! Glad you had a nice weekend!

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    1. Last year's Easter was coooold and windy! So we were all really happy to see blue skies and sunshine!

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  7. Lovely photos, look slike you had a great and busy weekend! I wish we had al fresco dining weather already.

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  8. Those kids are just so adorable! They must have a beautiful mother! ;-)

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    1. Actually, I think they take after their father. ;-)

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    2. Yeah well, probably :-)

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    3. But really, I think they take after their auntie!

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  9. It looks like they (and you) had a lot of fun. :)

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    1. Anytime spent with my crazy family is a lot of fun!;-)

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