1// past - i coordinated kids in easter outfits
present - the kids have clothes on
I think this is where it went south, at some point after J came along.
maybe it was i couldn't keep up with getting 3 kids cute that early in the morning.
I spent money on these cute outfits, they coordinated, I did their hair, had them looking good.
then, those clothes never got worn again. into the closet they would go and sold at the next resale event, if they would even sell. i think i have given away multiple cute little ballet flats in every size.
i mean come on...does this kid even look happy in this hat?
2// past - fun outside egg hunts
present - eggs thrown in the back yard
we live in CLE, the chance of having warm, tank top dress weather in the CLE at easter is slim, like really slim. I mean often times we have hunted for eggs in the snow and more often rain. i have never understood how or why we have these super cute sundresses. unless it comes with a warm, warm overcoat, cute snow/rain boots, hat and gloves it just doesn't make sense to me.
3// past - baskets hid by the bunny
present - baskets right on the table
really, now that these kids are older, there is just no hiding the baskets. there is not very many places you can 'tuck away' a big old basket. if there is, chances are i have put it there at some point over the past 14 years. i consider it a win the bunny came and hid the eggs.
4// past - a fun night of dying easter eggs
present - it is 11pm and the bunny will be here soon, get these eggs dyed
5// past - delicious easter brunch with all the fun
present - a cold ham purchased the day after easter with boxed potatoes
this may be the biggest disappointment for me. i love brunch, i love that we get to eat breakfast and lunch together, but this year, it was lame. im pretty sure we didn't even all eat at the same time.
we were not even home on easter. easter, this year and last, was spent at mccormick place in chicago watching grace and team play in tournament. while this year had a better ending, still times have changed. this year, the younger ones and i had a happy easter group hug, then enjoyed our free breakfast at the hotel, before a full day of volleyball.
but really...we were together and that is what matters. we spent quality time in the car together, and on the home stretch everyone shut down their devices and we sang and danced our way into the driveway. that is the memory that may have replaced dying eggs or a massive hunt and in the end im ok with that. that and we still pound a good couple three packs of peanut butter eggs.