So I know most of the bloggers out there recapped their Easter weekend on Monday…but as I mentioned yesterday, this weekend kind of kicked my rear with a nasty stomach virus.
It all started Thursday at work. You know it’s bad when you’re sitting there with a space heater blowing directly on you, but you’ve still got goosebumps and chills. At the end of the day I just had to turn the kids over to the Husband while I slept for nearly 12 hours straight. And for the next few days I could barely put anything in my mouth without putting my stomach in knots.
But kids don’t care about their parents feeling sick, so to the Church Easter egg hunt we went! I took every opportunity to take breaks when I could, and the kids did everything in their power to keep the Husband and I on our toes. The coordinators had worked really hard on trying to break up activities for different age groups (which also meant that the Husband and I had to split up for a while). The littlest ones had a parent-guided obstacle course, and the 4-6 group had a relay race throwing rubber duckies into hula hoops. They also had dancing contests, coloring with sidewalk chalk and the general mayhem of those kinds of events.
After a while, the kids were getting extra antsy and the Easter egg hunt was on. Poor T was off to the side of the rope when they let the kids go and only ended up with two eggs. Thank goodness for the kindness of others, as some of the teenage volunteers saw how upset she was and found at least ten other eggs to fill her basket.
Easter morning was a complete whirlwind. The rule in our house is that the Easter Bunny doesn’t come until we’re at church. We barely made it to 8am Mass on time, and I’m grateful for having had an activity bag and the Easter baskets ready to go the night before. The girls were thrilled with their Easter haul (mostly thanks to their grandparents) and went absolutely crazy pulling everything out. Well, T pulled everything out one by one to examine all the goods, and L just dumped everything all over the floor.
Easter dinner was kept pretty simple. Our menu included grilled lamb, homemade bread with Italian seasonings, creamed spinach and steamed baby carrots.
T has been reading Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter for the last couple of years, so we decorated the table together in a style very similar to the book. Perhaps not the most sophisticated table setting, but it was fun having her involved in the decorating process and bringing to life something she’s been reading for a while now.
Overall we had a busy, but simple weekend. It was just enough to feel like we did the holiday justice without feeling as overwhelmed as I have in the past.