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Easter Stuff 2016

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

A long time ago on this blog, I would have written 4 posts this week about all the stuff we did. Egg dying! Brunch! The Easter Bunny!

But 2 and a half extra kids later, I’m just pretty excited we actually DID the stuff, rather than the fact that I blogged about it. Or even took pictures of it. I don’t have a single photo of brunch. Is that growth? I can’t tell anymore. I really love the part of blogging that means all these things are documented (because God knows the baby books are all massive failures). But how much longer can I even keep this minimum effort up? Who thought it was a good idea to have so many kids? Will I ever catch up on the ten million things I should be doing right now?

Well that was a lot of unnecessary ennui for what was supposed to be a picture post. Look! Children doing cute things!

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Egg dyeing tip #1: Buy all the dye kits on clearance the week after Easter and save them for next year.
Egg dyeing tip #2: Do it while the toddler naps.

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Our church Easter egg hunt is a joy. Plenty of eggs for everyone in a small area and everyone is willing to share.

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Linc did not yet understand the point of egg hunting.

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Our town egg hunt was also fun, if slightly less…generous. Poor Evan’s age group was 6-12 year old and he got 3 eggs. Luckily Linc did a LOT better this time so he had plenty to share.

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I absolutely stooped to bribery to get Evan’s face painted. I promised the Easter bunny would bring him something special (because the Easter bunny had already purchased a Lego set).

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Our actual Easter day wasn’t such a joy. Linc didn’t sleep at all the night before and needed a nap during church, so I took the big kids while E stayed home with him. Caroline was super mad we didn’t walk to church (it was cold). They kids ate a ton of candy and were a mess by brunch, where Evan ate nothing but carrots and celery. Unfortunately, even if you only eat carrots and celery your meal still costs $22. And Linc screamed every time I got up to get food and left him at the table (surrounded by food, it’s not like he was starving). He also refused to be in any photos, so my cute coordinating children’s outfits were in vain.

BUT but Caroline and Evan happily shouted about how Jesus escaped from the tomb (Evan) and how being aliver is better than being deader (Caroline) during the children’s message at church, so at least we’ve gotten that part right.

The Easter Bunny left eggs all over the house, plus the baskets.

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Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Happy Easter! Our day started 100% too early (like at 11 pm last night) thanks to a grumpy baby and ended with children who hate 10000% too much candy. Thank goodness our spring break does NOT start tomorrow, because I need to send these monsters to school. Far, far away to school.

Sunday:

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Eating cereal at the big table

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Quite in church, thanks to coloring supplies

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Headed home after the egg hunt

Monday:

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His new favorite toy

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I have no idea where these came from but they’re fantastic

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We had a snow day, so we watched a LOT of movies

Tuesday:

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Chillaxing

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Buying egg dyeing kits on clearance the year before is one of my smartest moves

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Poor dog would do anything for attention

Wednesday:

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Talking to the baby

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I got some goodies from International Delight and that mug could not be more true

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Helping with yard work

Thursday:

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Shopping buddy

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Eye appointment

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NO I’M NOT TIRED DON’T PUT ME TO BED

Friday:

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Eating kettle corn with a spoon, as one does

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Easter-themed piano lesson was adorable

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Caroline calls this the “ornament” and she LOOOOOOOVES it

Saturday:

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Fun at the town egg hunt

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More ornament nonsense

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A rare glimpse of the Easter Bunny at work

I am SO TIRED from just one night of terrible sleep. My body had completely recovered from that newborn phase where 5 hours broken up into 3 sections seems totally fine. It occurred to me this morning those days are coming back and so I should go to bed at 9 pm every single day between now and August. And I swear I’m going to start doing that, right after the Walking Dead ends for the season.

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Sunday, February 14th, 2016

This morning when I got in the car to go to a session the temperature said -3. Not 3 degrees below freezing, 3 degrees below ZERO. It barely warmed up during the day. Our furnace is struggling to keep the house warm and I really wish I never had to leave my couch nest of blankets ever again.

Sunday:

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Nursing break during Mardi Gras Sunday at church

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Evan really liked the parade

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Visiting a friend on the maternity ward

Monday:

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Checking out the snow

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THREE CHILDREN playing trains together

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Linc feels the same way I do about crunches

Tuesday:

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Eating candy because his mother is a sucker

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He says he’s ready to go play in the snow

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No problem loving his own face

Wednesday:

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I DON’T CARE IF IT’S SNOWING GO TO SCHOOL

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There WAS a cat sitting back there

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*ALMOST* 100% on the sight words!

Thursday:

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BRB Googling flights to Hawaii

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Naptime friends

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Celebrating Daddy’s birthday

Friday:

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Lincoln-date at the carousel

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And at Red Robin (YUM)

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And then my Valentine’s came early!

Saturday:

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God Bless iPads so parents can sleep in

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These two *heart eyes*

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And these two!

LOOK AT THAT I GOT MY IPHONE POST DONE ON SUNDAY. I’m very impressed with myself. Now I’m going to go find some more blankets to hide under because it’s negative something degrees again and I do not like it. Even my winter layer isn’t keeping me warm anymore. Maybe I should eat another piece of that leftover cake from E’s birthday.

Because that seems like a much nicer option than cleaning up the house the kids trashed when they still have two days before they go back to school.

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Monday, December 28th, 2015

Christmas happened last week and it already feels like it was a super long time ago. I am NOT looking forward to putting all of it away.

Sunday:

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Pretty sure she insists on church JUST for the cookies

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Shopping assistant

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Dropped the kids off for FOUR HOURS of art (clearly they did not make these)

Monday:

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Toddler playdate

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Warm enough for a nap-walk

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This free-from-the-trash coupe is working out well

Tuesday:

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ALOOOOOOOONE shopping

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Good dog

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Good Daddy

Wednesday:

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Blech

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How Linc feels about the weather

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Side-eye master

Thursday:

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Bare feet on Christmas Eve

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Last minute Santa cookies

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An angel got her wings

Friday:

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The only shot I got where they are all in the matching jams

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Disney Infinity for 8 hours straight

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Sticking to the 4 main food groups

Saturday:

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Soooooo much of this

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HEY GUYS THEY HAVE CHRISTMAS HERE TOO!

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Borrowing toys from his cousins

After that week of super crazy warm weather mother nature is getting us back with rain, freezing rain, more rain, and ice. It’s unpleasant. I’m REALLY wishing I had brought my Vitamin D with me on our trip, because I’ve completely forgotten what the sun looks like.

I have a hundred Christmas photos to post but by the time I do it no one will care about Christmas anymore. Hopefully they are quickly followed by a very interesting recap of my completed 365 photo project, which I am probably never going to shut up about. ALMOST DONE!

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Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Last week I went to Ulta and spent a bunch of money on makeup. I haven’t bought real makeup in a really, really long time and I don’t think I’ve ever bought all the things the sales girl recommended. Because it’s really expensive. But I’ve been feeling really old (even with blue hair) and I’ve been super unhappy when I look in the mirror, so spending a little (a lot) to feel better seemed reasonable. And you know what? My selfie ratio has gone way, way up and when I walked past a mirror today I was surprised to see someone who looked so happy. I think it was money well spent. Please enjoy a lot of selfies this week.

Sunday:

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Beautiful morning in our postcard downtown

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Caroline loves church because a) coloring and b) coffee hour

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Cotton candy sky

Monday:

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His favorite spot is on my back, even when I’m not wearing him

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Totally normal grocery shopping

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Sleeping like a posed newborn baby

Tuesday:

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The sun starts to set before the bus even comes

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This coat was an excellent purchase

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Waving at the big girl ballerinas

Wednesday:

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Nursing, sleeping baby in Target

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Even the filler paper from Shop Sweet Lulu was fun

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Stars in his eyes

Thursday:

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So November

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They asked me to take this photo

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Birthday invites from Jumping Jax Designs come with goodies

Friday:

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Baby sword fights seem like a wise choice

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This weather can stay

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No nap baby can’t stay awake when he’s wrapped

Saturday:

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Raking is the worst

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That house is called Greene Gables. They’re not green and it’s pretty abandonded, but I was still pretty excited.

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Pile of gravel + waterfall = best day for a 6 year old

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