Easter Weekend Recap

I really hope you had a great Easter weekend because ours was ridiculously awesome. Spring here in Colorado has been really interesting-that’s how I’ll put it-another way to put it is snowy. In the beginning of the week we had heard that there was a potential for a blizzard mid-week, but being a native Coloradoan I didn’t think much of it. Well, come Wednesday it was absolutely insane! My husband left for work his normal time but I kept my eye/ear on the news in case this storm took a turn for the worse. Around 11am I started hearing about road closures (like major highways) so I called the hubby to tell him that if he didn’t leave now he may not be able to get home. All together from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning we ended up with 20 inches, yes TWENTY! However, the good news is that we ended up having daddy home for four days this weekend, yay!

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Thankfully I had purchased the things we needed to dye Easter eggs before the big blizzard came. It was a great indoor activity and Charlotte loved it!

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Once the snow cleared and the roads were drivable we went to visit my Grandma and had a great time chatting and having lunch together. Charlotte really enjoyed the time too, the Easter Bunny even came to visit her at Grandma’s! Charlotte was so excited about her pretty boa she received and couldn’t wait to get home to put it on our dog Maverick, ha! That evening we painted some pictures for the Easter Bunny with glitter paint.

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Sunday was Easter and it was such a wonderful day! We had church service in the morning celebrating that He is risen! During Charlotte’s nap I went for a three-mile run and the Easter Bunny made his appearance at our house! Charlotte was so excited when she woke up from nap, she kept gasping and saying “oh my goodness….” each time she ran into another egg. My favorite part of Easter though was doing resurrection eggs with my family. It was a beautiful moment of reading God’s word about the true meaning of Easter and having something tangible for Charlotte to hold onto, these will make a return every Easter from here on out. It was a wonderful long weekend spent with my family.

Tell me some highlights of your weekend….?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers

Am I the only one that finds it weird that Easter is in March this year? It’s totally blowing my mind. It is truly starting to sneak up on me though, so I put together some ideas for a toddler Easter basket! Enjoy…

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  1. This Easter basket-It is so cute! Last year I totally didn’t get a big enough basket, so this one should do the job!
  2. Stamp set-Charlotte is really into stamps right now and we only have one set. We really like the Melissa and Doug version.
  3. Glitter Eggs-I cannot hide the real hard boiled eggs in my house so these plastic ones will have to do.
  4. Egg decorating kit-This kit looks like fun to decorate our eggs with!
  5. Easter Cookies-These are so ridiculously cute! I just love Williams Sonoma.
  6. Easter Pajamas-I’m a sucker for holiday themed pajamas, I just think it’s cute when Charlotte wakes up in her holiday pj’s for morning festivities.
  7. Bunny Slippers-I can’t even handle kids in slippers, these are just too adorable.
  8. Resurrection Eggs-This simple but educational gift teaches kids about the true meaning behind why we celebrate Easter.
  9. Ollies Easter Eggs-I’ve mentioned my love for Ollie’s books in the past but this one is just too cute. The illustrations in this book are to die for, I think we’ve read it about a dozen times so far and we’ve had it checked out from the library for a week.