Sunday, March 24, 2013

Boys First Easter Egg Hunt

Greg had Friday off last week, so our weekend started when he got home on Thursday. The boys had been asking to go bounce, so we took them to Bounce and Play and let them play. They have a place that you can feed the fish and the boys love to throw in the food and watch the big fish eat it.

Friday, we had to take our van back in to get some things done and the boys were so good in the waiting room.

Evan decided to take a seat next to this lady and strike up a conversation. He is definitely not shy. The boys started getting bored, so we went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch and ended up running into some of their friends there. It worked out great that the boys had some company in the play area.

The boys decided to skip their nap. This has been happening more often lately. They seem really tired, but a couple of days a week, they won't take a nap. They're too tired to skip it two days in a row. I don't think they're ready to give it up. A new house is being built right behind ours and it's SO loud, so we think maybe the noise is bothering them because they don't seem to skip naps on the days they're not working on that house. Hopefully, that's the case and as soon as they finish building the house, the boys will be back on their normal schedule. I'm not ready for them to give up naps!

It was about 50 degrees on Friday, it felt colder because of the wind, but it was sunny, so we went to the park. The boys have been having some "terrible two" moments and I have a feeling a lot of it is due to weather. We haven't been able to go outside as much lately, but when we do, everybody is so much happier. Hopefully, when the weather warms up, we can be outside more and have less "terrible two" moments. Terrible two's and skipping naps are not a good combo. ;)
Saturday, we took the boys to their first Easter Egg hunt. It was a Spring Fling held a Baptist church close to our house from 12-4, but we got there a little after 3:00. It was nice because it wasn't too crowded then. The boys were given Easter baskets when we got there and while we were walking, a little boy with a full basket of Easter eggs came over to Carter (Greg and Evan were way ahead of us) and gave Carter an Easter egg. He said that he noticed Carter didn't have any and that he figured he missed the Easter egg part of the Spring Fling and specifically gave him one to match his basket. It was the sweetest thing! I just thought that was so nice. And Carter thought he was something having an egg in his basket.

The Chick-Fil-A cows were there, and the boys love them. Carter went right up to the girl cow and hugged her.

They had a bounce slide and Evan saw that thing from a mile away and made a beeline for it. There was a line and it was a little big for them, but that didn't stop him from climbing it and going down. Carter got to the climbing part and when he realized he would need help to get up, he changed his mind.

Next to that, there was a small bounce house shaped like a fire truck. The boys had so much fun and we had to go back before leaving so they could do it one last time.

There was a horse drawn hay ride and when we went over to ride it, the boys found a few eggs. They definitely got the concept of finding the eggs and putting them in their baskets. I can't wait to do an egg hunt in the yard on Easter.

The boys on the horse ride.

The boys loved this little activity with the pins and hammers.

After we left the spring fling, we went to the grocery store and came home and grilled out steaks. It was so nice out, sunny and in the 50's. The boys played with chalk while Greg grilled.

It's been forever since we've had steak!

I drew the boys a hopscotch. They are always jumping around the house so this was the perfect thing for them to do outside.

They'd jump through and then walk around and start again.

The boys learned from Papaw, that if you're out while food is being grilled, you get to taste test. The boys will eat anything off the grill. We made them a couple of hot dogs, but Evan wanted the steak.

It was such a beautiful day, it was just what we needed. It got us all in the mood for spring. Then, today, we have this.

It was only calling for 1/2 an inch today, but it started snowing at about 3:45 and at 4:30, I measured and we already had 2 inches! We're supposed to get another 2-4 tonight.

The middle of the week, it's supposed to clear up and then next weekend is supposed to be nice. Hopefully, it'll be nice on Easter, so we can have a little egg hunt in the yard and spend some time outside. Next week is spring break for the boys, I have some indoor activities planned in case it's cold or snowy, but hopefully it won't be and we can do some things outside.

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