Easter 2016 Recap

So how was your Easter (if that’s how you roll)? Ours was lovely, though quite busy considering this particular season of life that we’re in.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

A’s daycare was closed on Good Friday because it’s a Christian daycare, which I was pretty happy about. It was J’s last weekday home before his return to work (such a bummer, I miss him every single day!). We went out to our local diner for breakfast to get A some pancakes which is always a treat for our gal.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

After her midday nap, we headed over to my parents house to hang out and have dinner. My mom picked up some egg dye and A colored eggs for the first time. I was quite impressed with how long it held A’s attention. We enjoyed a nice meal with them and then J headed out to his volleyball game and my mom and I took the girls home and got them down to sleep.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

Saturday we ran a few errands and enjoyed some quality time as a family of four (“we’re going to go to home depot….maybe bed bath and beyond. I don’t know, I don’t know if we’ll have time…” But actually it was more like Buy, Buy Baby and Costco!). Nothing too exciting, but like the above quote, it was a nice little Saturday (thanks, Will Ferrell).

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

Sunday we woke up and snuggled for a little bit in our bed watching Mickey while I fed T. We then headed downstairs where A found her and T’s Easter baskets. I think it was a nice little surprise for her because she had initially been saying she was hungry and asking to eat. But the minute she saw the baskets she completely forgot about eating.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

We didn’t go huge on the baskets (nor will we in the future, it’s just not what the day is about for us and my kids don’t need a million more toys, we hardly have a place for the ones we have, let alone another Christmas Day’s worth of toys on Easter). That being said, I had fun picking up some sweet gifts for my girls.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

Initially we weren’t even going to make a basket for T since she’s a newborn and really doesn’t care about anything except for eating at boob buffet and napping all day. We’re pretty pragmatic in that regard, or so I thought. But the night before while we were assembling A’s Easter basket, we both kind of said “why not?” and put together a basket for T as well.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

After Easter baskets, we ate breakfast and enjoyed our usual Sunday routine of coloring and playing. One of A’s gifts were those sticky gel things that go on the windows, which A seemed to enjoy (hooray for cheap entertainment!). I regret that we weren’t able to pull ourselves together enough to get to Church, but at the end of the day, the true meaning behind Easter did not escape us.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

We eventually did pull ourselves together and headed over to my parents house. We weren’t there long, but we stopped over to pick up the sparkling wine we were bringing to my Uncle’s house for brunch (our contribution was Mimosas and Bloody Marys). While we were there, my parents and sister gave A and T more gifts, which she enjoyed! We then all headed over to my Uncle’s house.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

We had such fun at brunch enjoying some quality time with extended family and introducing many of them to T for the first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect from A because the brunch started at the time she normally would have been going down for a nap (noon). But I’m happy to report that A did really well. It helps that my Uncle and all of the guests had prepared quite the spread of delicious food and A all of us ate quite well.

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

Sunday was such a gorgeous day- the temperature was 65 degrees and it was a perfectly sunny with gorgeous blue skies. Both girls fell right to sleep the minute we got into the car to head home, so J and I grabbed a Slurpee and took the scenic route by the lake (it’s the little things in life).

Easter 2015 Recap | The Life Jolie

Once we got home, we put A down for a nap in her crib, which went better than expected and we relaxed with T for a bit. Eventually it was dinner hour and we grilled up some steaks and relaxed for the rest of the night with our girls.

Overall it was an excellent Easter weekend! How was your Easter weekend?

 

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    Alyssa
    April 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm You make it sound so easy! Sounds like a beautiful Easter. Dalton just played with those sticky things at a friend's house and loved them - might have to pick some up for the summer! Alyssa recently posted...Whatever cool points I ever had are goneMy Profile
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      Jessy
      April 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm Its definitely not easy per se but totally worth it :) Those sticky things rock, they're even cheaper than usual at the Christmas Tree Shop. A also goes crazy over stickers right now. Dollar Store Shopping Spree!
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    Jean benedetto
    April 3, 2016 at 12:36 am Jessy, I loved hearing about T.'s first Easter, and seeing A. so happy with your sister, your parents and all! The egg coloring pictures are precious and I think one should go in a frame for your parents.....and, A's concentration!! But to me, the best of all is your grandmother holding baby T. The colors in the picture, and the expression on Granda's face....priceless.
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      Jessy
      April 3, 2016 at 9:52 pm Thank you- it was a really great weekend especially because T is finally here- you'll have to come over some time and meet her!

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