This weekend was so busy that this is the first chance that I have had to sit down and write! We were moving constantly and worked hard outside to clear our backyard of some tree limbs. We have had a real problems with poison ivy the past 2 summers so we were trying to get a jump on things before everything grew back.
Saturday Grammy took LittleM and I to see “The Velveteen Rabbit” Puppet Show Musical through the Bootless Stageworks crew and it was a lot of fun. A little different take on the Velveteen Rabbit with the songs and dancing but a fun time. LittleM brought her Velveteen Rabbit board book and stuffed animal but once the show was over and we could take pictures with the cast members, LittleM clammed up completely! Oh well. At least I still have the playbill! I am interested to go back because in June they are tackling Star Wars! Are you kidding me? With my obsessed husband and equally obsessed child, how can we stay away?
That started at 11am so we were done by noon. LittleM was able to convince Grammy to join us at the Christiana Mall for lunch at the food court and Target shopping for supplies. On Friday, LittleM’s daycare was able to solidify the Easter Party for Monday (today) and wanted the kids to wear decorated Easter hats. The email specifically asked the parents to work with their children to create “elaborate hats”. The challenge was issued. LittleM and I chose to accept. We’ll get to that soon.
Once we got home from that, the three of us went outside to start cutting down branches and clearing things out. That lasted about 2 hours outside with LittleM sticking with us the whole time. After about 15 minutes though she turned into a runner for anything that we needed and entertained herself with digging in the dirt. It was great.
Sunday morning it was my turn to wake up with LittleM , since she refuses to sleep longer than 6:45 am on the weekends we take turns to get a chance to sleep in. We worked on creating her hat for daycare and this is what we came up with.
We took a regular plastic Easter bucket and cut out the bottom. I had 2 dowels that I inserted about halfway up (that’s what the eggs on the outside are hiding) then hotglued the bottom back on. We hotglued Easter grass into it, plastic eggs, some foam stickers, ribbon to hold it on her head and we were good to go. LittleM had a great time decorating it and she looked so cute during the Easter parade!
When we finally woke Daddy up from him sleeping in, we started loading all of the branches into the back of my husband’s car to take to the yard waste recycling center on our way to my parents house for lunch with my brother and his family. It was a beautiful day and after Gourmet Sloppy Joes (yes, there really is such a thing), we spent at least an hour running outside kicking the soccer ball and just playing. It was a wonderful day. Needless to say, when we got home we were all exhausted and my workout did not get done that night.
This week we are getting ready for Easter and will be working on the Grandparents Easter surprises, along with some other crafts.
I hope you were able to enjoy the weekend as much as we were!