Easter weekend

We had a busy weekend!  Easter fell just after Eve’s birthday so we did a little celebrating of both.  Friday afternoon we had friends over to play (and my bestie over for tea!), Rosy came to visit, and Alan and I went to a late-night dinner party.  We were all tired by the end of Friday, but that was just the beginning. 

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First tree climb of the season, I think.

Saturday included a trip to GemStar, cake baking, egg decorating, painting, and more.  Then Alan brought home a movie and is grownups were up until midnight! That made two nights in a row! 

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Rosy was in need of a few original pieces of artwork so she commissioned two little painters.

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Boring mommy made them move to the table because painting on the floor was just too messy!

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While they painted I did a little creative work of my own.

Oh yes, and Easter basket filling, of course!

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Pretty table, all ready for Easter morning..

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I like my own decorations. :-) I was excited to find these sugar eggs on Etsy. I have find memories of them in my own Easter basket as a child, and the eternal question as to whether or not to eat them.

Sunday was Easter, so we started the day with candy for breakfast.  Of course. The egg hunts, a trip to the playground, a little birthday party, and early bedtimes!

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There was no question for Eve. Sugar? Eat it!

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We had the usual Easter egg hunts. The kids still love looking for eggs!

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My masterpiece! Eve's final cake for this birthday. As usual it was an ever evolving project. I love how it came out.

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We did a few outdoor egg hunts as well, but it was chilly out there!

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There is still a fair amount of snow on the ground too! We were hiding eggs in snow banks.

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Daisy ran from window to window trying to keep track of everybody outside.

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Daddy attack! :-)

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Mad dash for an egg Alan hid up high. :-)

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Good thing Rosy was here. She took us on a walk to the playground to shoot some hoops.

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Aunt Katie and Popcube came over for awhile to hang out and eat cake. Eve was pretty wound up by this point!

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This giant slab of cake didn't help matters much.

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It's not perfect, but I'm pretty proud of how the cake turned out. I love the vivid colors! Rainbow parties are great!

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Alan sliced it in an odd way. This looks like a cake tunnel. Yum!

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After cake the kids proceeded to flail around on the floor, wrestling and laughing like sugared up wild ones!  The crash came about 15 minutes later, but some alone time and iPad time helped settle everyone down. 

That about (almost) wraps up Eve’s 8th birthday and Easter 2015.  Now for a few weeks of sugar detox!

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