1. Well after my glowing post about the best case scenerio happening on Friday, things didn't pan out quite too lovely for Easter. By Sunday Zach and Zane had the stomach bug and I got to have that lovely experience Sunday night into Monday. We've all survived now, but did have to miss the Blakley Farm Easter Egg hunt and hopefully didn't get everyone else in the family sick in the mean time. I hear Aunt Abbey held back some eggs for us so maybe we can have a hunt this weekend in our backyard.
2. Saturday morning we went to the Myriad Garden Easter egg hunt, which was highly anticlamatic. I'm glad we didn't get there early at all because our five minutes of build up was way to much for the maybe four eggs Zane actually got to find. There was clearly not enough eggs and way too many kids. They did have people throwing candy around on the ground after all the eggs were gone, so kids could have something to pick up, but I feel like you should just start with more eggs. And to the parents of the kids whose baskets were over flowing, share the wealth people. Ro didn't get any eggs, except a pitty egg some nice man put on a chair for him, so he could at least pretend to find one. The Easter bunny was there but Zane was, "just a little shy" and didn't actually want to talk to him. After the "hunt" and pizza we headed to the farm for more Easter fun.
Ready for the hunt!
I love this picture of Zane showing Rowan all the candy he had found. Rowan did love his basket and kept a tight grip on it all morning, even though he didn't really have anything to put in it.
3. At the farm we flew kites in the crazy wind. The minion kite did amazingly well, Yoda blow up kite I got for Brendan not so much. Rowan struggled to stay standing in the wind, but did manage to stomp around in the wheat field a little with the other grandkids.
4. There were two trees and all sorts of plants to help Grandma plant. Zane sustained two injuries to his hands upon arrival which meant lots of bandaige changes all weekend. But he had lots of fun digging in the dirt and playing in the gardens with his cousins. Maggie and Zane seemed to have a blast together at the farm swinging, riding bikes, and generally running around crazy.
Zane and Maggie's no shirt party, brought on by spraying each other with the hose, of course.
5. In adorable news Zane has started pushing Rowan on swings and actually doing it quite well. He started this on our daily trips to our neighborhood park, but this weekend was the first time I got a good picture of it. It's so adorable to see him being such a great big brother.
I don't know that Rowan is really sure about this, but it actually goes surprisingly well.
6. Saturday night was Easter Vigil at Bison, the church where I went growing up. This includes the Creation Story, which always makes me cry. It's so moving and adorable watching all the little kids. I dont' support the whole thing not starting until 8p.m. though. This meant that the boys were exhausted before we even left, making taking pictures of them in their matching outfits all but impossible. We made it through the creation story, with Zane taking up a lilly and a star. Zane was that adorable kid who peaked his head out from behind the taller boys and waved with great delight when found Zach and I in the crowd. So cute and he didn't appear to be scared by the whole experience. After the creation story the boys and I went outside to check out all the statues of angels, Mary, and the shrine.
7. The Easter Bunny came on Sunday morning and did not disappoint. There was lots of chocolate, bubbles, books, balls, and all sorts of fun. Zane, unlike myself as a child, dug right into his hug chocolate bunny. I use to savor my bunny for weeks. I had to cut Zane off after the head so he would eat breakfast. Turns out I don't think he was feeling well all day as he really didn't eat much of anything else Sunday and threw up all over my car on the way home. Rowan was slightly confused by the Easter basket, but did enjoy some chocolate and his ball.
8. This years new Easter tradition was cascarone, which are eggs filled with confetti that you throw at things and then confetti goes everywhere. What could be more fun than that?? It was quite celebratory and the kids loved it!
8. Thanks to my illness Sunday night the eye doctor situation has been post poned yet again. I am on my last pair of contacts so this is starting to become a crisis. Thursday Zane has his much anticipated trip to then dentist then he will be my buddy at my eye doctor appointment, and hopefully we can get him registered for swim lessons that day as well. We missed the early sign up date with me being sick. Here's hoping there is still a spot. God knows he won't forget that I told him he was going to take swim lessons. That kid remembers everything.
9. Also in the midst of the illnesses and vomit clean up I managed to wash Zach's cellphone, which was still in the pocket of his shorts. So he got to (had to) buy a knew phone yesterday. Life is so expensive, and frustrating, but I guess we'll write that up as a little life tuition. Sigh...
10. Lastly, this could be my favorite shot of the whole weekend, because it sums out how different my two boys are. Rowan sat in this chair, on mom's porch, for a solid twenty minutes. He was doing absolutely nothing, besides hanging out with Aunt Abbey, Aunt Kari, and myself. I went inside a few times and every time I came back out there was Rowan just big chilling in the Adirondack chair, munching on some crackers. I don't think Zane has ever set still for that long in his entire life. Love it!!
The look on his face always cracks me up to, like he is saying "mom what is the big deal, I'm just chilling in a chair, why are you taking a picture?" Love my little peanut, maybe he does have some traits from his namesake after all.
Hope everyone had a safe, happy Easter, healthier than our family! We missed all the Korenak clan. I'm sure Korenak Easter at Val and Julie's was a blast, wish we could be in two places at once!