Easter weekend, we made a quick trip up to Oklahoma. We got to Granny's house just before midnight on Friday night. By the time we got up (which was much earlier than we wanted to, thanks kids, after such a long evening) both kids had been in bed with us. Fun. The kids were happy to see Grandma and Papa McConnell at Granny's house. After breakfast we headed to the farm.
Cute Kayla sitting in the little rocking chair at Granny's. She's always loved this chair. Look at those cute baby Kayla pictures!!
Cuddling and playing with Grandma
She was being a stinker and did not want to look at the camera. I'm impressed with the cute shots of her that I managed to get.
She was too busy looking for all the flowers to pick.
^^^ So many little flowers. Lol.
Lots of playing in the back of the truck, and "driving" both ours and Papas trucks. Wilson was so cute. He kept demanding "keys" from me. He knew he needed to keys to make the truck go. I love that little boy. Also sort of awkward but I'm seriously impressed so I'm going to share it... Sunday morning he was up way to early and I needed to pee... and so he insisted on going to the bathroom with me. When he heard me peeing he said "poo poo" (which he meant as pee) and then as I was about to go for the toilet paper he said "wet wipe". I was so impressed that he knew that after you go to the bathroom, you gotta wipe. I have no idea if that's actually supposed to be impressive or not, but I was proud. Hahahaha.
After lunch and a sad excuse for a nap (Wilson), we dyed some Easter eggs.
Kayla had fun.
I got some weird thing from the Dollar General in the small town that Granny lives in. It comes with little bags, and you put the egg in the bag and drop dye on it and kind of rub it on and around the egg. It's supposed to be like a tie-dye look. It worked well enough. ^She was happy, so I guess that was the most important part of the experience.
Love my baby girl
Trying to teach Kayla to take a picture of us...
Got it ;)
Cute kids just hanging out outside. It's their happy place. I mean look at that dirty, happy little boy!!
Swinging with Daddy and Papa
After dying eggs, I gave the kids baths. I thought they'd like that the tub at Granny's house has a jacuzzi feature. I filled it up just passed the jets... and then found out the hard way (water everywhere... look how soaked my shirt is!) that it needs to be more than a few inches above the jets. Haha.
And then I found a tick on Kayla. Luckily it wasn't burrowed in and came right off. Jacob had already had me check him for ticks, because he had a big one on his jacket and he was worried about it. After we found this on Kayla we were all worried. No one else found any... (until you see later in the post)
Easter morning. Ya'll... I'm so anti commercialized holidays. (Mainly I hate the way easter and Christmas are all about presents and going all out on things totally unrelated to what the holiday is truly about. But I'm also super into traditions. So don't mind me over here trying to find a happy medium. My mom got Kayla this cute bag with her name for her 1st Halloween. We love it and I've used it for several things the past few years. So I decided to get Wilson a similar one. (Although I waited until the week of and barely got it in the mail in time. I'll probably add his name to it later.) In their bags they got church coloring books (one about families and one about the new testament), church books (daughter of a king for K and parables taught by Jesus for kids for W), a small toy (little Belle and Darth Vader figures), and a snack (some little nabisco snack cups).
Easter egg hunt. For this we hid the eggs that we dyed. I've never done that before, but that's how Jacob's family always did it growing up. I'm all for continuing family traditions. And I didn't want to give my kids a bunch of candy that I don't want either them or me to eat. (I already went through a bag of Reese's eggs the week before easter and I bought some more the day after easter. Don't take it as me being anti candy. Lol. I'm just trying to make better choices for my kids than I do for myself. And I don't care if other people give them stuff. I just don't want them to think it should be a regular occurrence from me. I'm such a weird and mean mom I guess. Anyways.....
Cute kids looking for eggs.
Honestly I thought about letting Kayla do this while Wilson took his nap. I didn't think he'd get anything out of it. And I think he had like 2 or 3 eggs. But I'm glad we had him in on it too. He was super cute and he had fun.
After the Easter egg hunt we headed to Aunt Kathy's house for Easter lunch. Kayla fell asleep just before we got there. Jacob went to lay her down in the guest bed and when he did, she woke up. She opened her eyes and said "Aunt Kathy's house" (based off of the ceiling she woke up to, and maybe bc we had been telling her we were going. haha). That girl has a crazy good memory!! Once she was up the first thing she wanted to do was go play with toys. (Aunt Kathy really does have some fun toys to play with) Both kids were so happy up there. And it's kind of nice to be at a point where my kids can be upstairs playing at someone else's house and I don't have to feel like I need to hover over them the entire time.
Sadly we had to leave pretty much as soon as we were done with lunch. We still had a 6+ hour drive home. Kathy surprised us and had the sweetest Easter gifts to give the kids before we left (I have no problem if other people want to spoil my kids. Like I said I'm probably just a mean Mom and won't give them lots of presents and candy myself. Lol.) I was shocked that she had gone out of her way to give the kids some presents. Although I shouldn't have been... She is one of the sweetest, most kind, and generous people I know. Kayla got a cute little tea set and a Fancy Nancy book, and Wilson got a little lawn mower that blows bubbles when you push it. And they both got a little goodie bag of some treats. I was so touched that she went out of her way to do such a nice thing for us. And the kids loved the gifts!
Wilson playing with a little car from his easter goodie bag.
Monday evening (we were at the farm on Saturday morning), we found this guy on the window in the truck. Seriously? Another tick? I'm just glad he wasn't on any of us. Although, now I'm still paranoid... Lol.
Playing with the lawn mower
They spent all day playing with the tea set too. They like to put a spoon in the cup and pretend to stir and then sip from the spoon. They especially like to give drinks from the spoons to each other. And lucky me got plenty of sips all morning too ;) Love those sweet kiddos. (I'll have to try to get some videos or pics of that another day.) They both really enjoyed the lawn mower too. They pushed it around the house most of the morning. When Jacob got home we all went outside and I put the bubbles in it. They really enjoyed it then!