>> Sunday, April 4, 2010
How do I describe a perfectly perfect weekend? The excitement in the air was palpable this weekend, and I have overheard many whispered conversations between the short people. The Easter Bunny was coming, and there was much to do to get ready! Dude, this is serious business.
Saturday morning started with three anxious little people climbing into "Mommadaddy's bed," snuggling and putting cold hands against us under the covers, and ticking off the day's agenda like professional Easter Coordinators. This morning management meeting is not what Lee and I had expected at 6:00 in the morning on a Saturday, but it felt just right.
Good morning you little smiley sunshine sprite...what are we doing today?
Shall we start the day with some of daddy's homemade bagels? The bagels were starting to develop some wrinkles because they were made the day before (although if you ask any thirty-something year old, wrinkles are called character,) and our bagels had lots of character...
Next task, coloring eggs. Nevermind those PAAS kits with little dye tarts that get everywhere, we'll do it the old fashioned way and use food color! (By the way, if you use food color, 10 drops of red and 10 drops of blue do NOT make purple, the eggs come out some sort of unfortunate shade of baby poop brown.)
Candy necklaces before lunch (bad momma)
And then, Easter Sunday dawned...wait, I take that back. And then, the short people dawned at some unGodly hour on this very Godly day and insisted on going outside "RIGHT NOW." The Easter Bunny was in deep dookie for not leaving eggs and their baskets inside the house, they had already conducted a recon mission and assessed the situation. Therefore, there had better be some stuff outside. I stumbled around, trying to find bathrobes and slippers for the kids (one slipper in a drawer, one in the closet under the stairs, one in the toy box, two upstairs, and one where it was supposed to be.)
That clever albeit sadistic bunny left the baskets high up in the swing set fort, hidden from sight, except from the KIDS because they could see them out a bedroom window before they ever went outside to search for them, (Ummm...HELLO!)
I hope everyone has had a weekend filled with dyeing eggs, Easter egg hunts, baskets with chocolate bunnies, blue skies and mild weather, and braided Easter bread for breakfast. I hope your soul is happy and content today.