On Thursday morning, Asher woke up at 5:15 and would not be consoled. Finally, I gave in and fed him. When he finally gave in to sleep at 6:15, Reed woke up. So I was quite tired to start the day. When Asher woke up for real (at a decent hour), I realized why he was so crazy in the wee hours of the morning:
After all three boys were awake and fed, we went to the mall so we could see the Easter Bunny. Mr. Bunny must not have realized we were coming to visit, though, because he was not there, and wouldn't be for another hour. So we decided to play in the mall play area instead.
Asher enjoyed hanging out in this raft.
Cole quite enjoyed it, too.
As did Reed. I think Reed liked it because Lynnie and I were right be the raft, so no other kids tried to "steal" it from him. Timid Reed got a lot of other toys in the play area taken away from him.
These boys had so much fun together.
After the mall, we had a golden hour where all three boys were sleeping. I know, amazing. So Lynnie and I finished our crafts.
here). The original decoration only had the big Easter egg, but Lynnie and I decided we wanted to add a little something extra. So Lynnie, crafty genius that she is, made a sweet little chick out of a baby food jar lid (picture on the right). I totally copied her idea and made a little bunny (on the left...in case you couldn't tell, haha). I love how they turned out! My mom donated the fabric, we already had the baby food jar lids (shocker) and the raffia/wiggle eyes, and we got the frames at the dollar store--so the total cost was $1!
My sweet mom sent fabric with me out of her fabric stock to make the Easter eggs--seriously, she has an entire wall of fabric--and she wanted Lynnie to have "options" since Lynnie wasn't there to chose her own fabric. So she sent me with a gigantic bag of fabric. Lynnie and I couldn't let all that fabric go unused, so we found another project: a scrap fabric wreath. (Tutorial here.)
Doesn't it look so cheerful and springy on my door? (Ryan, I think, also looks cheerful and springy.)
And the best part? We got the wreath form at the dollar store, so this project also cost only $1!
We had more fun playing with the boys later, and again bathed the boys together to end the night. Lynnie and Nick and I spent the night relaxing and watching TV.
The boys and I left the next morning at 7:30 a.m. (they travel best in the morning). I almost got a speeding ticket, but got off on a warning from the nicest cop in America. I spent the rest of the drive paranoid, though, and set my cruise control right at 75 (okay, 76).
Thanks so much for the fun trip, Nick and Lynnie! We had a great time and can't wait for next year, because this definitely needs to be a tradition.