It is a very, very good thing that I managed to go for a long run today, especially when I think about all the food and CANDY we have eaten this weekend!!! And I knew that we would be up to our eyeballs in chocolate bunnies, M&Ms, and jelly beans, so I asked the Easter Bunny to keep the candy at our house to a minimum and bring a new tooth brush instead :-) Of course, he also spoiled the kids BIG TIME with other goodies...
Addie shot out of bed like a speeding bullet when she realized it was Easter morning!!
Which is why she is sporting some SERIOUS bedhead in these pictures. Ha!
It is really funny that of all the toys that Addie specifically asked for this year (like the book Pinkalicious), the one thing that she spent the most time playing with this morning was her "Hoopa Hoop" (which was a total impulse buy...the Easter Bunny claims).
While Addie was doing the Hula, Blake was busy tearing into his basket. I thought he was going to be really excited about his microphone (since he is always stealing Addie's), but he ended up being most excited about the ONE candy item in his basket. Go figure :-)
Eventually, both kids managed to play with their other toys. Addie played us a song on her recorder...
While Blake opened up his Gator Golf game.
Here he is showing Addie how to play...
I honestly can't believe how fast this year has gone. Last Easter, Blake was just this little peanut that did nothing but roll around on the floor and coo all day. And now he is this big boy that can play, search for Easter eggs and climb tables all by himself :-)
And Addie is literally growing before my eyes too. She just looks so big here!!
After the kids managed to get every single toy opened this morning, Nana and Papa Mueller arrived with two more baskets!!!! Their baskets were filled with lots of cute stuff, but the kids went right for the chocolate. See...grandparents always bring the good stuff :-)
My mom also made them these precious new bath towels. Aren't they adorable?!
One of the things I love about having family over for breakfast is that Eric is always the one to cook. Ha! But he really makes a killer breakfast :-)
So while Daddy was busy at the stove, I got to take some pictures of Papa playing "This Little Piggie" with Blake.
Papa had him laughing so hard...I wish I would have had the video camera too.
Blake was just a ball of energy this morning. I am sure it had NOTHING to do with all those jelly beans :-) One of the things he loves to do lately is play with people's shoes. Here he is walking around with Papa's.
Look at the size of those things! You could almost fit Addie in one :-)
We were blessed with a gorgeous day today, so after our yummy breakfast, we headed out for some fresh air. Nana took the kids for a walk...
While Daddy and Papa went to pick up our new SWINGSET!!! It isn't put together yet, and from the looks of it, it is going to take some serious patience...and a case of beer :-)
Luckily, Daddy has his little buddy to help.
After all that fresh air, the kids took a 3 HOUR NAP!! Happy Easter to us :-)
After naps, it was time to head to Mima and Papa Steve's house. Addie put on her little bunny top that great grandma bought her (yes...Hot Coco Blakey came too).
And wouldn't you know...the Easter Bunny came to Mima and Papa's house too!!! The girls both got Tangled which made them VERY excited :-)
Nia also liked her light-up wand...
But not as much as Nolan loved his Jelly Beans :-)
Blake ate his body weight in jelly beans too, which is why he is chilling like a slug in this picture. He was sugar drunk.
I'll tell ya...I have no idea how these kids can have so much energy!!! I was tired just watching them all day :-)
It really was a fantastic Easter for all of us though and I am so blessed to have such an amazing family to celebrate it with. Thanks for all the love (and sugar) today Nana, Papa, Mima and Papa Steve!!! We love you!
I hope you all had a blessed Easter!!