Hello, dear readers! I hope everyone had a very wonderful Easter weekend filled with family, friends, and good food.
We kicked things off on Friday with our traditional Lenten supper of cheese pizza (kind of hoping this tradition continues on through the Easter season, tbh). On Saturday, we ran some errands, stopped by the Farmer’s Market (or the “marketplace,” as Aida calls it, and I don’t EVEN know where she came up with that), then went out to a little town that is known for its antique stores.
Aida was going great in the beginning, but after a while she got tired of not being able to play with everything in sight, and so we all took a trip to Tantrum Town! (We visit Tantrum Town pretty frequently these days…zero stars, would not recommend.)
We skipped our brunch plans and just took Aida home for lunch. She took a great nap, then we had a nice evening welcoming my friend’s fiance to the catholic church. (And mommy had a giant meltdown in between all of this–probably need to write an entire post about it, but basically motherhood is hard and sometimes very lonely.)
It was an absolute blast to watch Aida go through her Easter basket on Sunday morning! Of course, she wanted to play with everything and eat all the chocolate, but she handled the “no, we’ll eat that later” instructions very well.
We all got dressed in our Sunday best and attempted church. As usual on Easter Sunday, we had to park far away, and we could only get seats in the separate auditorium. This was different from the cry room that Aida is used to–a place inside the main church where she can kind of walk around a little bit, and we can still get a good view of mass. She thought she could still walk around this place, but mommy said no, and she let out a scream that would put any Amazon warrior to shame. After this happened three times, Matt looked at me and mouthed “let’s go.” As you can suspect, I almost had my own meltdown about being a terrible mother and a terrible catholic, but a pep talk from Matt and a snack from Starbucks settled me down.
Not long after we got home, Aida’s cousins arrived and they all had an Easter egg hunt that my mother-in-law set up for them in the backyard. Aida was hilarious, and would find one egg, sit down, and eat/play with whatever was in the egg. She had a little help from her older cousin, and she had a blast.
Next we all stuffed ourselves with a delicious ham, mac and cheese, biscuits, broccoli salad, potatoes, and fruit. Afterwards I told Aida that I would give her some candy and chocolate if she would sit on the couch and take a picture–well, she did a very good job, and when the pictures were over, she jumped up and shouted “candy and chocolate!” I was distracted looking at the photos, and in the 30 seconds that no one was watching her, she took matters into her own hands, climbed up on the table, and got into the jelly beans. This kid, I tell ya!
By some miracle she took a decent, two hour nap. She was a little cranky in the evening and kept saying “Easter Bunny bring more chocolate and presents,” but otherwise we had nice evening and a really great Easter.
How was your weekend? Enjoy eating your way through all the leftover food, candy, and chocolate this week! (I know I will.)