Happy Easter! Hopefully you were able to take advantage of the day today - doing something you enjoy.
1. Speaking of Easter, we had a lovely day. #4 woke up first at the early hour of 7am. After she saw "free (three) Easter eggs downstairs!" she promptly woke up the rest of her sisters. #1 was not amused. But I have to give her props. She got up and joined her sisters!
As per usual, the Easter Bunny left a poem for the girls so they would know which color egg to hunt. Here was the poem he left:
To make your egg hunt fun
while finding Easter eggs one-by-one,
Focus on looking for just 20
of one color. That's plenty!
#1 = pink
#2 = blue
#3 = green
#4 = yellow
Please be kind and share
the other colors. That's only fair.
Kind of clever, no? Anyway, the girls had fun and all enjoyed the goodies in their baskets! Here they are sorting through the loot:
The Easter bunny went a bit overboard this year. Of course they each received a chocolate bunny in their basket. The littles also found some Legos laying underneath their baskets and a darling plush bunny in their basket (that the Easter Bunny had forgotten to give them the previous year!) #2 had a jean vest and a pair of shorts stashed in her basket and #1 found the Triangl bikini for which she has been dying to buy. (To which I told her to dream on!)
We followed up the egg hunt with a delicious brunch. Church was not so good as we had to stand. That is all I'll say on that topic because I was pissed.
This afternoon my sister and her kids came over to play and they joined us for dinner. It was great to hang out! All in all, it was a really nice day.
2. Saturday was a busy day for us! The highlight of the day was when I took the big girls shopping. They were each in desperate need of shorts and a few staple tops. We hit American Eagle, Tilly's, Old Navy, and DSW. We found success in each store. But I have to tell you, I am not a sincere shopper. I could have been done after the first store! This was me in one of my happier moments:
Let's break down the picture, shall we? I was happy for four reasons:
- I was sitting down.
- I was drinking coffee.
- I was not holding my heavy purse.
- I had not yet pulled out my wallet.
I spent a TON of time running back and forth for different sizes, colors, styles, etc. All in all we spent four hours shopping - about 3 hours and 30 minutes too long. But in all seriousness, the girls were fabulous. They were very appreciative and had great attitudes. We still need to find #1 a couple more staple pairs of shorts but we made a great start!
3. After we got home and rested from our shopping excursion, the girls dyed eggs. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?
They each decorated six eggs. So far today I made half a dozen deviled eggs (bacon and cheddar - delish) and egg salad. The girls have each had a hard boiled egg for a snack. It's safe to say none of the eggs will go to waste!
5. Yesterday I ran my last long run before Rock the Parkway. We ran 8 miles on the trails behind Corporate Woods. It was started off really chilly but started to warm up towards the end. It really was a beautiful morning!
I can't decide what my strategy will be for next Saturday. Honestly, I think it depends on how I feel on Saturday morning and what the weather will be that day. Last Thursday I ran four miles over lunch when it was REALLY humid. That was a tough run. I'm not used to humidity yet. And Saturday looks like it could be north of 60% humidity. Yuck! I'll report back to you next Sunday on how I perform. I just hope it's better than last year!
6. It is that time of year again - time to go THRIFT SHOPPING! My friend, Christi, and I take off a Friday in April and October to spend the day shopping at thrift stores. Now this kind of shopping I can really get behind! We started off in Olathe at Lone Elm Antique mall where we had great luck! And then we headed down to First Fridays in the West Bottoms. Where we also had great luck!
Our main goal of this trip was to find a prom dress for each of us. And guess what? We did it! We each found fabulous prom dresses that are probably circa late 60s/early 70s. And by that I mean they are FABULOUS! We are going to Afentra's prom on May 1st. (It's a free concert but you have to dress up.) Now we just have to find outfits for the boys. We're thinking powder blue suits, ruffle tops, you know - all kinds of awesomeness. Even though I have pictures of the dresses I am going to keep you in the dark until we're all dolled up. You'll love them!
Besides the dresses we each had luck with other things as well. Here are my finds:
- Wham AND Madonna albums for #2 now that she has a real record player. So good.
- 7 brass candlesticks for $7. I love them and they look great in my dining room
- Brass and glass box - it's so pretty and I'm going to put my sea shells from Ft. Lauderdale in it.
- A pair of brass cats - in honor of our own stone cold killer cat. I think they were like $3?
- A set of 4 dessert dishes with matching tea cups. The girls ate breakfast on them this morning. Ignore the fact that the design looks like marijuana leaves. The colors are spot on. $12 for the set.
- A milk glass vessel that I am going to use for a planter. I can't remember how much - but it was a great deal. I know my milk glass prices nowadays!
- That oil painting. It reminds me of a Paris scene and I am going to Paris this fall with my mom and my sister. So of course I just HAD to get it. Plus, it was only $15!
But wait! That's not all!
I found these Readers Digest books for $2 a piece! Can you believe that?! They are just adorable. And they will be awesome to use around the house for styling. Those colors are just fab. So in love. I could have bought more but they would have been too heavy to carry. I stopped myself. My husband is thankful.
Phew! And there you have it. My week in a nutshell. Have a good one! See you next week.