Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter 2016

Sometimes I like to mix things up for holidays, but after this year I decided I am stickin' to what we like and not going too far from it in the upcoming years.
Our neighborhood has a really fun tradition of doing a flashlight Easter egg hunt. You just have to donate a dozen filled eggs per kid, show up after dark, and get your hunt on. I have never had disappointed kids, and everyone goes away with enough candy to make it fun.
This year I decided to go to the local grocery store for the Easter egg hunt. I am sure not all of them are this way, but it was miserable. So many people, Devin didn't get one single piece of candy, Bina got 3. Lots of rude people with a baby that couldn't even walk, and a basket overflowing with candy. It was the worst. So, I tried something new, and I won't make that mistake again.
I have 2 things I switch back and forth from that the kids both love. The first is, each child is assigned a color egg, and they only hunt for that color Easter morning. The second is, I assign each child a color of string that they follow around to find all of their gifts/eggs. This year since Drake is too little, and I am too exhausted...I just went with the egg colors. The kids were still happy, but next year I will go back to the string.
We enjoyed ham and funeral potatoes, and called it a successful Easter day!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hogle Zoo.

It has been a long time since we went to the Hogle Zoo as a family. We had a annual pass once upon a time, but I always took the kids while Paul was working.
We were invited to go with friends, and that always makes things more fun. Also, the weather was absolutely perfect. 
Drake had obviously never been to the zoo, and was alert and looking at everything for most of the time we were there. 

I love that no matter what we do together, we still have fun!

Friday, March 18, 2016

#BYOC - 7 Eleven

Last year when 7 Eleven did the BYOC day, I wanted to do it. So this year I was not about to miss out. I started seeing the ads for it, and totally marked it on our calendar so I wouldn't forget. Turns out Paul was out of town on the day of, which made it more of reason to do it...because Momma needed to get her drink on.
We decided our container of choice would be our Easter buckets, which turned out nicely. We figured out we got close to 100 ounces in each bucket, yes that is an insane amount of Slurpee.
We carefully drove to the park so we didn't spill any of our liquid gold, and played and sipped on our deliciousness.