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Happy Easter

This was the Easter I was hoping for last year. You know, when Haley had a temperature and was an absolutely miserable mess. This year was different. This year everyone was healthy, the girls were excited, engaged, and absolutely loving all the fun that comes with holidays.

1Their baskets were pretty low-key. I learned my lesson at Christmas. It doesn’t take much to keep them entertained and if I try to show them too many things they get overwhelmed. So, it was just little things and then Snow White for them to share (which we are watching while I write this). After they went through their baskets, we did a trail egg hunt in the playroom to practice for later. What’s that, Mom? You want us to go pick up eggs with candy in them? Don’t have to ask us twice!

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3Ken’s parents had flown in on Saturday and so after the girls ate as many jelly beans as they could sneak past me, we loaded up and started the two hour-ish drive to his sister’s house. I think this was the first holiday Ken’s entire family has been together for in maybe four years? Maybe five. Certainly since all the grand-kids have been born.

The girls were really excited to see everyone. They love their cousin Eva something fierce. We didn’t waste too much time before letting them go into the backyard for another egg hunt. I think these photos speak for themselves, so I won’t slow anyone down with my words.

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9And then this is probably my favorite picture of the day:

15This caption for this photo is: Touch my candy and you die.

I did put aside most of my food issues (hooray!) and eat lots and lots of yummy food that I normally don’t eat. It was glorious! I loved every bite, but I am definitely feeling a little food hungover today (is that a thing?).

16I did miss getting to see my family, but my mom did babysit the girls Friday night so Ken and I could go to Cirque Du Soliel (amazing!!!) and the girls got Easter presents from my mom that night. They had so much fun that they didn’t even say anything about missing me the next morning. The first thing they said was “Where Gramma go?”. I’m chopped liver.  But I’m okay with that.

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19Hazel helping Ken fly the remote control helicopter his dad had. She loved it. I have back yard envy. There’s a fence, it’s safe, and it’s small enough that I could see the girls from inside, but large enough that they had plenty of room to run. Sigh. Someday.

I hope everyone had a great Easter, as well!

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  • There are not enough hours in the day. I mean, there kinda is because I’m absolutely wiped by the time the girls go to bed, but there’s not because I have this long list of stuff I want to do and I rarely get past the first two or three. I’m talking about stuff I want to do, not the stuff I need to do…. It would probably help if I didn’t spend nap time getting sucked into the Facebook vortex.
  • Speaking of the great time suck, I deleted the FB app off of my phone and am training myself to only check FB on the computer. It’s cut down how often I am on, which cuts down how much residual drama stress I take on. Also, there is a direct correlation between how much I am online to how fussy the girls are.
  • I am ridiculously excited to take the girls to Disneyland next year. Like… can’t even focus on anything else I’m so excited. Pray that this passes quickly cause it’s still 8 months away and I have other things to think about between then and now.
  • I’m really excited for Easter this year. Haley had a high temperature last year on Easter and was as miserable as can be. I feel like we didn’t even really get to do it last year. I have all sorts of plans this time around. Hopefully, everyone will stay healthy!

  • Does anyone have thoughts on when to transition to big girl beds? Everything I’ve read recommends to just keep them in their cribs until they climb out or seem uncomfortable, but we have some traveling to do this summer and Haley has learned how to climb out of the pack and play. Would life just be easier if I moved them out of their cribs before hand? Also, toddler beds or twin beds? Thoughts? I know I’m over thinking this, but that’s what I do! I would love advice from parents that have been there, done that.
  • I lost 5 more pounds, which makes a total of 15 pounds lost since January 1st. This also means that I now weigh less than I did in 8th grade! I have five more pounds that I want to lose to get to my goal and then it’s just maintaining/building muscle. I’m in love with my muscles! I saw my oblique line the other day and had an epic dance party over it. I feel strong with muscles, and sexy and empowered and like Wonder Woman/Catwoman(Michelle Pfieffer, not Halle Berry)/Mystique all combined.

  • That being said, I had a wild mushroom flat bread pizza last night that was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten and panna cotta made with goat cheese and my mouth died and went to heaven without me.
  • Spring is here. I love it!

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Easter Baskets

I had these baskets ready at the beginning of March. I was really excited about Easter! An Easter where the girls could actually play with stuff. Well, we all know how that turned out, but the baskets were still pretty kick ass.

Haley’s Basket

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A lot of it was from Target, like the stuffed frog, the bunny ears, and those adorable fox and chick eggs. She also got a board book of The Velveteen Rabbit, socks, an adorable headband I found I mean, the Easter bunny found on zulily, a hippo dump truck, and that little froggie plays music and lights up when squeezed.

 

Hazel’s Basket

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Hazel got a flower headband, a stuffed ducky, rabbit and frog eggs, socks, the same headband Hales got but in pink, a touch and feel board book, an alligator dump truck, and the blue duck does the same music/light thing that the frog does.

Ken’s Auntie Kim also sent the girls stuffed bunnies and a copy of Happy Easter, Curious George.

Ken’s Basket

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1And I couldn’t forget my man! Ken got beef jerky, two air dart guns that he and my sister had a battle with later in the day, the cartoon DVD, deodorant, Emergen-c, and gum. Man baskets are hard! Especially when I walked out on Easter morning and saw the really thoughtful basket Ken had put together for me. Maybe if I used an actual basket instead of a six pack container. 🙂

Anybody have any good ideas for Easter basket goodies?

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Our Easter should have had a ‘wa-waaa’ sound effect after it. Or a fake television audience booing. It was not the greatest Easter ever. I am so bummed. It doesn’t make it any better that the twin momma blogs I follow, and singleton blogs, for that matter, have posted about their wonderful, sunshiney, perfect Easters. My inner toddler is stomping her feet in protest! My inner toddler is also getting some great tantrum lessons from my little toddlers.

Easter morning started out with Haley-Elizabeth waking up with a 102.5 degree fever. 😦 They don’t make a frowny face big enough for that. She was pretty miserable all day. Hazel was so happy and healthy (thank GOD!) but having Haley be sick meant our day had to go a lot differently than how we had planned. And I know it’s only one Easter and we will have many more, but I’m still sad for the missed opportunities. And that she was sick. I think the worse blow was that this illness came out of freaking no where! Seriously! She was like this on Saturday:

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Okay, yes, I know she’s just checking out her feet in this picture, but we had fun on Saturday! Tons of fun! Can’t you tell?  And then for her to wake up not feeling well on Sunday was a shock…. I’m whining way too much about having a sick kid.

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I still made her wear her Easter dress and she looked adorable while she was being sad.

tumblr_mkj7fhsPRu1qdrf5co1_500And so did Hazel! Who is so sweet and I worry constantly about her not getting enough attention because her sister can demand so much of it. But the universe is lovely enough to provide opportunities for Hazel to get some one-on-one time. Like Ken holding Haley for a two hour nap on Sunday and letting me play with Hazel.

Next post will be about the girls Easter baskets! Cause I am way too scattered right now to manage to write anything. I mean, seriously, read through this post. It took me 26 hours to write this diddly little post. Yeah, Momma shouldn’t write unless it’s after bedtime, there’s a blanket in her lap, and a cup of tea on the table. And she shouldn’t talk about herself in the third person. Okay, I’m stopping before this gets awkward.

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Foiled!

Well, I was going to put together some super cute collages of what I’m putting in Ken and the girls Easter baskets, but the super cute things that I picked out for them at Target? No where to be found on the website! At. All. Grr. So frustrating! Why is the universe thwarting me when all I want to do is make cute things?!?!?!

I have a plan B, it’s just involves me getting off of my butt and taking pictures (lord forbid).

It’s been spring break this week and I have been home with the girly-girls every day and LOVING it! But staying at home with two 14-month-old is a heck of a lot more work than it was to stay home with 0-9 month-olds. I feel like there should be a “duh” after that sentence. It’s fun, but busybusybusy. On a side note, the girls have started hitting and I’m really struggling to get them to stop. I don’t think they are making the connection between what they are doing and me calling it hitting. I know it’s just repetition and remaining consistent until I’m blue in the face, but it’s so frustrating. Also frustrating that Ken is the only one who isn’t getting smacked. They hit each other and me, but Daddy remains unscathed. If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated.

There are some fun posts in the works about our activities this past week. We have gone to the zoo with a momma from my twin group and her boys, Ken and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary (woot-woot!), and my mom, sister, the girls, and I had a girls only day trip to the beach, and, of course, Easter! Phew! I guess I better get writing!

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