it has been years and years since we have been able to go to a good friday service. its a late service with no childcare, and this is the first year all our kids were able to sit quietly through it.
i don’t know how i’ve had a “proper” easter all these years without it! its amazing how getting a good reminder of what happened on good friday prepares your heart to fully appreciate easter morning!
most saturday mornings sean gets up early and goes for a long bike ride. i get up late with the kids and we get donuts. to each his own ;)
later that day the girls and i snuck away for a few hours to walk through target with our drinks (they get steamers), then home depot to pick up terrarium supplies, then to ruby rose.
we spent a fun couple hours creating our terrariums in the back yard and now we get to enjoy them all day long!
we dyed our eggs last minute – saturday night! actually, all i did was make the dye and set it out for the kids and they did it all themselves!
after the kids ate a bit of their easter candy (thank you grandma for sending them some!), i started craving sweets of my own. sean had squirreled away a cadburry egg and tossed it to me. no sooner did i
finish making out with it eat it then want another one. my man knows me so well and tossed me a second egg!
this girl woke us up on april fools day with “mommy i just threw up!”, then quickly followed by “april fools!”
she’s a keeper ;)
we had family come into town midweek, and instead of spending my time cleaning i decorated. distract them with the cute, right? ok, i cleaned a bunch, but just not all i should have.
we love taking family to nearby pismo beach to search for sand dollars, explore the caves and eat clam chowder! the weather was perfect – warm from the sun and cooled off by the chilly breeze.
just a small sampling of the many beloved cousins, but it was nice to get some concentrated time with these girls.
we found these gigantic starfish in the tide pools!
mandy is an avid writer and she wanted me to help her make a bag to hold her writing supplies. she picked out all the fabrics and decided what goes where and we whipped up this bag together – it was so much fun! isn’t she just adorable!
we have a few days left of spring break and we’re headed up to santa cruz to visit my sister who is in the country for a bit from australia. so so so excited to see her and my nephew – its been a year!
enjoy your weekend!