There are some weekends when I spend the majority of my time just living in the moment with my favorite people that I rarely dust off my camera for a few shots of our shenanigans but typically holiday weekends are just not one of those times. I was still very much present but most of the time with a camera around my neck! Which I am so grateful for because I feel like I captured so many fun memories this weekend and am so excited to share them all with you. As I mentioned in yesterday's post though, I transferred what felt like a billion pictures from my camera to my computer, hence the PART 1. In hopes to not overwhelm you with too many photos in one post, I want to start by sharing our fun-filled FRIDAY ...
Liam woke up at his usually 7:00 A.M. early bird hour so we were able to hit the road fairly early in the morning and make it to Boise by noon. My mom made us all sandwiches for lunch and then we cleared the table for Easter egg decorating! We gave Liam a white crayon to draw on the eggs with before we dropped them into the dye and he was super excited about it at first ...
But that lasted all of two seconds when he realized that his art work wasn't showing up before his eyes like a crayon does when you draw with it on paper. ;) MOVING ON!
Next I saw this genius idea on Pinterest to put an egg in a whisk for little kids to dip into the food coloring and keep their hands out of the dye so we gave that a go ...
Daddy tickling his back. :)
It too lasted two seconds because he began dunking it in, pulling it out, repeat, repeat, repeat and sloshing colored water everywhere. haha
After that we left the rest of the coloring up to the adults. ;) And by adults I mean everyone except for my brother who spilled the ENTIRE cup of blue all over the table. hahaha
When the eggs were dry we let Liam decorate them with bunny face and bunny ear stickers that came with the kit my mom bought. They turned out pretty adorable!
We still had some time to spare before nap time so we took Liam out front to play for a while. Everyones' trees in the whole neighborhood were in bloom and absolutely gorgeous against that pale blue sky!
Some of my favorite pictures of Liam playing outside ...
I was cracking up that he was shoveling underneath his own leg. haha
The many piles of sand that he shoveled up and down the sidewalk haha ...
Along with the trees, all of my mom's spring flowers in her yard were blooming! Tulips are always my favorite!!
Confusing a tulip with a dandelion?!?!
See what I mean?? So beautiful!
On Friday night we went over to my dad and stepmom's house for dinner. Her brother and his wife were in town from North Dakota for the long weekend,and my stepbrothers, sister-in-laws, and nieces and nephews were all there too! Grandma did an Easter egg hunt for all the grandkids and this was Liam's first one this year. It was so much fun to watch him because he got so much more into than he did last year!
Hunting for eggs with cousins ...
After all the eggs were found the cousins gathered around the table to count their coins and eat one too many pieces of candy in true Easter fashion. ;)
Sixlets are one of my FAVORITE candies ever but they are pretty hard to find these days. I got so excited as Liam emptied his eggs to find some inside and may have eaten them from his candy stash!
My dad attempted to start a poll where everyone could place their bets on the day, time, and weight of our baby while we were there but I don't know what actually ended up happening with that. haha We had pizza for dinner and it was so fun to have everyone together! Thanks to Edie and my dad for hosting this big crazy bunch!
Stay tuned for our trip to the Boise Zoo and Easter Weekend 2017 PART 2 coming at you over the next couple of days. :) XO