EASTER. There's something about it that is so special and EXCITING. We bummed out on decorating eggs and in case you ever want to know when you truly over hardboil an egg--they explode. So maybe next year. Our ward had a picnic and Caroline loved hunting for eggs and got a whole basket full. She woke up to a few out door/artsy surprises (shopping my stash of Target clearance items was the best...a basket that cost mayyybe 10 dollars for the win!), we had a yummy breakfast and then a small Easter feast.
Church was wonderful and we had a huge primary. LIKE HUGE. And we had new families move in and we were joking with Brother Lieber that Primary has dibs on all of the parents for callings. There are some new callings we are getting really soon so I am super EXCITED about because it's about TIME.
AND a huge shout out to Ben. He's just dealt with a lot of crap the past few weeks. I think PED wards have been the least favorite two weeks of our year and I think it was just a little bit better than step studying. It was early long days and he (and his classmates) got yelled at for everything. LIKE EVERYTHING. I felt so bad for him and getting caught in the middle between doctors and nurses and just in general trying to learn the ropes! Apparently, watching every episode of Grey's Anatomy has to application to real life hospitals :). Also, Caroline stepped in dog poop and he cleaned it off of her shoe today...saving the Easter Dress Day! So I'm really thankful for him just pushing through these past few weeks that were so lame and also for cleaning up dog poo...because I really can't handle animal poop.
We libraried a lot this week! AND I finished three books! Whoo-hoo! The first one was a complete BUST! Return to editor and write a better story kind of blah...and I'm a pretty generous critic. The other two books were awesome. "Crossover" was fantastic and seriously a tear-jerker...completely loved it. And "Crenshaw" which was absolutely darling and real. All children's lit and it felt good to jump in!
Caroline is just a ball and a hoot and sings twinkle twinkle all the time. We love her to pieces!
We're really into shapes
Homemade Banana Pudding
Tot School was kind of everywhere this week. I had a migraine that was like two days of me on the couch and Caroline doing whatever...and my house showed it. I felt awful about the amount of screen time she got but then quickly got over it because Ben's family will be here this week and...a little bit of a lot of screen time won't hurt!
Typing away after watching the big kid down the row
I woke up and straightened my hair. I've basically given up on it in Florida. HOWEVER Caroline told me that I looked like a beautiful Rapunzel princess so maybe I'll attempt it more often. Ha!
I pulled out a crate of books on my headache day and she went to town reading.
LOVED THIS DAY. Ben came home and we had dinner and then I suggested just going to the beach. So we did it! It was a little chilly but Caroline had a blast. Springing forward isn't the worst thing after all.
There are no words to describe how much this girl loves the beach. Sometimes I am ready to never live in Florida for the rest of my life and then we go to the beach and I never want to leave!
Caroline who does not nap
Easter egg hunt!
Tasting her bunny cookies! hehe