Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter Weekend

Easter weekend has come and gone! I love Easter, for many reasons, but one of them is the real start of spring! I know the first day of spring was really a few weeks ago, but I love embracing our white sandals and the sunshine now. I could do without the overabundance of pollen, but we'll survive (barely...M and I are both on heavy doses of Zyrtec these days). 

We started Easter weekend with a birthday party for one of M's pals on Friday morning. A birthday party + an egg hunt were the perfect way to start the weekend.

We came home from the party and had some lunch, and then my family got here shortly before M's nap time. Spending time with them is always a treat for all of us! Before her nap, M got an Easter basket full of goodies from them. She scored 2 new movies for her collection, and it's all she'll talk about now ("Gigi got me Pooh and Tiana's movie!"). After M's nap, we took her to the playground where she showed off and played for a solid hour, and then came home to a great dinner. J made a big pot of spaghetti and meatballs on Friday night (spaghetti noodles from Pasta and Provisions!) and it was delicious! 

Saturday morning we dyed our eggs! M had fun, but she lost interest after about half an hour. 

Oh well, our eggs turned out pretty!

We had a yummy lunch out at Mac's BBQ

After lunch, my mom and I went to the new(ish) outlets in Charlotte. We both went just wanting to check it out, but both left with a new purse after finding a super sale at Kate Spade. I am so not a fancy handbag girl, but this sale is was insanely good, and I'm now excited to have a great, nice purse that I will use on those nights when I get to go out without a sippy cup and a snack cup of goldfish. I know fellow toddler moms understand!

Saturday evening, my parents sent us out to dinner on our own while M stayed with them. It was nice to get out and have dinner with just J. The following morning my family left early so my brother could get back to Richmond for a commitment he had there. We said our goodbyes and headed to church, and came home and she got her Easter basket, and we got a few pictures. I adore M's Easter dress this year. I want it to fit her forever!

I love my sweet girl!

Quite the cheesy smile here...I promise this was a smile and not an "I'm in pain" face!

Hope your family had a great holiday weekend!