Mar 30, 2016

Happy Spring!

Things have been busy around the homestead lately. The weekend before Easter felt as if it was dedicated to birthday parties and 4-H, which included London's first ever formal presentation. But that's a post for another time. 

This past weekend we celebrated Easter. This of course included our tradition of quiche Lorraine (minus the crust) for brunch, homemade pizza for lunch and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting made from scratch for dinner. Yes, I said dinner.

I tried a new thin-crust pizza dough recipe, swapping all-purpose flour for whole wheat. It turned out pretty good and allowed the flavors of the toppings to really shine through. 

On Saturday, Sydney's best friend McKenzie came over for a play date. Toward the end of the day the 3 girls dyed hard boiled eggs, that we haven't done a thing with since. But they loved it - they only wished there had been more to dye. Dyeing eggs goes quite quickly in comparison to the time it takes to get set up, and to hard boil the eggs! 

The Easter Bunny came that night and filled the girls' baskets with a ton of candy and left candy filled eggs throughout the yard for the girls to find the next morning. McKenzie and her parents, Matt & Lynde joined us for brunch and the egg hunt, too. With help from us adults, they had found all the eggs within a 1/2 hour or so. 

Easter weekend also brought the arrival of London's spring break, and my parents! They came into town to help with childcare this week. They whisked London away Sunday evening for an in-town vacation. They usually stay at a hotel when visiting and this time, they made sure there was a bed for London too. On London's wish list of to dos? Go golfing (which really means putting practice), have lunch at Ikea, go to the park and see Zootopia at the movie theater. 

Today, my parents will pick up Sydney to join in on the fun - just in time for Cameron and I to go see the San Francisco Giants take on their AAA team, the Sacramento Rivercats, in an exhibition game here at Raley Field. We bought a pack of season tickets just so we could go to this game. Cameron and I can't wait!

And Sydney can't wait to join her sister and grandparents. She had a bit of a hard time on Monday going to school. She wanted to stay home and she said she was missing her sister - mainly she wanted to go to the movie theater since London had mentioned it. Luckily, I was able to convince her that the idea of making popcorn at home and having a movie night at home with Mommy and Daddy that night would be just as fun. And she did have a blast mixing the popcorn and eating it for dinner. 

Hope your Easter weekend was enjoyable too. 

1 comment:

  1. Happy Spring!
    Though it's still coldish here :(
    great pics!