Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend

Friday evening our ward's primary hosted an egg hunt and easter dinner. Briggy found quite a few eggs, Ollie just wanted to run around like a mad man :)

On Saturday we colored easter eggs. Tom was working, so it was just me with the boys--we missed daddy, but had fun! I didnt let Ollie touch the real eggs. I may be overly cautious, but his allergy to eggs is severe....and the other day he didnt even eat yogurt, but he rubbed some on his chest---and broke out with hives. Since he isnt even as highly allergic to milk as he is eggs....I just decided he'd be happy to color on plastic eggs---no hives :)

We visited friends on saturday night and got home really late. The Easter Bunny set things up super fast {Henry even got a few bathing supplies} and Daddy got beef jerky and a payday :)

I didnt hide the eggs, because I didnt want Ollie touching them....I have an appt. with Ollie at the allergist in June--we'll find out if he can eat eggs baked into things. That would be AWESOME!

The boys went to Church with Daddy and I stayed home. Ive been having the most dizzying-nasty migraines lately. I stayed up too late saturday night and didnt get much sleep, so Im guessing thats why it was more painful than normal. I think I slept in until 2pm. The OB just prescribed me some migraine medicine, so hopefully when a doozy hits, I'll still be able to feel like a human.
We had an Easter dinner Friday night, and since I didnt feel well on Sunday, we scrapped an Easter meal and Tom cooked burgers out on the grill.

Last but not least, little baby Henry is growing really well! After the ultra sound we learned he was absolutely perfect and that there was NO DENYING he was a Henry and not Matilda. My boys are not shy about showing off their goods---{as if Briggy running around the house naked all day wasnt a given} He was measuring at 8 oz :)
I can't believe I am only HALF WAY THROUGH the pregnancy! I guess thats a good thing though...I have a lot of cleaning, organzing and decorating to do before he arrives!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Playgroup!

I try to host playgroups at my house around holidays so I have an excuse to have a "party" Briggy asks me constantly "Mommy, lets have a happy party!" My kids are hardcore partiers :)
Of course its nothing crazy, because its just a playgroup and my budget is always microscopic, but we make do and have fun!
This picture has everything in it except delicious cran-orange muffins my friend brought that went on the green bunny platter.

For the kids I made carrot-cake cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I know, not the traditional cream cheese route, but Brig's begged me for chocolate! Peep pops!!! These were so fun and easy. They are rice krispie treats dipped in white candy coating with peeps and sprinkles. I should have shown the back of the pop, the little bunny rear was on the other side! {here is a link to where I got the idea for the POPS!
I also filled carrot shaped plastic bags with cheetos. Yum. I saw this at http://sisterstuff.blogspot.com last year and loved the idea. I have also seen it done with gold fish a lot!

For the moms {but im sure the kids enjoyed some too!} I made mini cheese and bacon quiches {yummmmmmmmmmm!} and probably the coolest cupcake idea ever: I called it the "Breakfast Cupcake" but it was a pancake cupcake with maple buttercream frosting and I candied a few pieces of bacon with brown sugar {saw that idea on Paula Deen a few years back and have never been the same....literally, have you seen my waistline?} I got the recipe from one of my favorite baking blogs, BrownEyedBaker
I have to get the recipe from my friend Callie, because her muffins were wonderful. I love cranberry orange!!

It was a little rainy/misty, but the kids still gathered eggs and played in our backyard {whoops! no photos, i was too busy chasing my bunnies around!} But the kids will all have at least a few days supply of jelly beans handy {sorry moms!}

Before the Kiddies headed out, I wanted to take their pics with cute bunny ears and whiskers I printed out from FrogPrincePaperie
Do I have any with my children? No, of course not. They were covered from head to toe in sticky treats and mud from outside--Ill be taking some Easter Morning!

Next month I am planning a self-reliance enrichment activity, so no party deets...just some good car-kit info I'll post....but THEN! I we are hosting a BAY-BEE BONANZA enrichment activity for June. Currently we have 7 very pregnant ladies in our ward {mostly due in July, and a few late summer/early fall babies} so we are planning a super cute bumble bee shower for all the moms. I won a really neat giveaway last summer from BirdCrafts with bee printables and treats, so I will be able to use them! yea!