We here at the Bean House hope that you all had a wonderful Easter holiday! We had a wonderful time collecting eggs that the Easter bunny hid for us (seriously, why does the Easter bunny hide eggs? Shouldn’t it be carrots or something?) and eating a lot of wonderfully, unhealthy, delicious food, and visiting with all of our friends and family. Sophie had a great time eating all the chocolate, candy, and rainbow-colored goldfish that the Easter bunny dished out for her. Plus, she couldn’t even handle herself when it came to egg hunting. The girl loves a good egg-hunt. No joke.
But first things first. Here’s what our little Beanette’s wore to celebrate!
And if some of you are wondering, “That’s it? That’s the best photo you could get?” The answer is yes, yes it is. Sometimes (read: always) the girls don’t cooperate when it comes to taking pictures. Although, if I can state an opinion, at least they weren’t nearly as bad as the Thanksgiving fail this year. At least Charlotte looks happy!
So, in our family, we separate family holiday’s like such… Christmas Eve is with Tim’s parents, Christmas day is with my family, Thanksgiving is with Tim’s family and Easter is with my family. All the other holidays we just kind of bounce around because they are what we consider, minor holidays. But Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving tend to be pretty big deals in both our family’s, so we knew even before we got married, that we would have to have a game plan for how to split them up so that we could make the rounds sufficiently. And although things don’t always go according to plan, we try to stick to this schedule as best we can. Wondering why you never got a Christmas post? Well, that’s one of those “didn’t go according to plan” moments that we just decided to use as a teachable moment for us. We’ve got a whole new game plan for next year. But I digress…
So this year for Easter we were at my Mom’s house. Actually, we were able to do a pre-Easter celebration with Tim’s family on Saturday. Sophia, Charlotte, Tim and I went down to Tim’s parent’s house for brunch. Then, on Sunday we were at my mother’s. We spent a good chunk of the afternoon there, hanging out with my mother’s side of the family. When my family gets together, it’s a major lounge-fest. We don’t really do anything but talk, vedge, eat and have a good time. It’s probably not the most thrilling of traditions, but nothing feels more like home to me.
Once everyone else had gone home, Tim, myself, Charlotte, Sophie, my mom, sister and Tom all rode our bike to Lake Calhoun and did a little Easter egg hunt there. Charlotte slept the whole time, but Sophie was pretty thrilled:
She had so much fun that she didn’t believe us when we told her she had found all of them. She kept wondering around saying, “Go get some more!” Oh, and if you’re wondering why the eggs are such a funny color, the reason is that we tried the whole natural-egg-dying thing this year… but we did it with out really reading anything about it before hand. So in the end all of our eggs ended up coming out some off-shade of vomit. Except the ones that were in the cabbage! Those ones turned out a really pretty blue. All the others were weird shades of brown and yellow. Guess we know now that we should probably do our research before just diving head-first into something new.
Whelp, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! I’ll be posting pictures later of Charlotte’s maiden voyage on the burley. The two girls look pretty funny all smooshed into the burley, covered in blankets and hats. We’re really happy we got it though, it’s been wonderful taking them for bike rides now that the weather is nice!