Easter and Spring Break Family Time

Did everyone enjoy their holiday weekend? We sure did! Our weekend was packed full of Easter festivities that left me super tired and ready to spend some Spring Break time relaxing at home with the kiddos. We’re making the most of our Easter and Spring Break family time, so our days have been pretty jam packed.

Saturday we had an Easter eve dinner with the in-laws, and the girls had a nice little indoor egg hunt since it was raining. Easter came with more rain, so we had our usual lunch with my mom’s family, another indoor egg hunt, and dinner with my Dad and sister’s family.

We were supposed to have an outdoor Easter/Spring photo session on Saturday, but we had to postpone it due to the weather. Thank goodness the photographer is my bff and super flexible with planning shoots with me. As usual both girls were in a mood, and neither of them would agree to wear their Easter dresses. Monkey see, monkey do, so when Ellie declared she was wearing another outfit, Aubrey had to refuse her dress as well. I’ll save the Easter dresses for their photo session, but I do believe they both still looked pretty darn adorable…even if I am biased! As soon as the rain stopped for a bit I ran my girls and my nephew (the three musketeers) outside for a few quick Easter photos.


Although I make it a point to teach my girls that Easter is about The Resurrection of Jesus, we do have a visit from the Easter Bunny. This year the Easter Bunny didn’t bring any candy, and that completely disappointed Ellie, but we had our reasons why there was no candy. Instead they each received a basket of Play-doh, outdoor toys, books, and other odds and ends that will actually get used over the next few months instead of trashed in a few days.

The girls receive Easter baskets from each of their grandparents, their aunts, and during egg hunts, so I knew there would be tons of candy. Still, I wasn’t prepared for just how much candy they would receive. Yesterday I gathered it all together to take stock and almost filled a reusable shopping bag. Of course that doesn’t include everything that’s already been eaten. I do believe we have more “Easter candy” than we had “Halloween candy”. Now I have to figure out what to do with all this candy!
Easter candy
I’m sure the girls will be indulging in candy for months to come, and I foresee lots of crafts featuring candy. Maybe we’ll find something to craft tomorrow after our trip to the park to enjoy the beautiful weather.

On Friday we’re going to enjoy a mini Spring Break getaway with a trip to Discovery Place in Charlotte. I can’t wait to see the girls’ reactions, especially Ellie. She has declared that she is a “science kid”, so I’m hoping the surprise trip will be a blast for her. I’ll be sure to fill y’all in on our trip once we return. Until then, I think we deserve to spend some quiet (if you can call it that) quality time at home as a family. I’ll be sad to see Ellie go back to school on Tuesday, so I’m trying to make every minute of Spring Break count!

Do your kids have Spring Break this week? Did you do anything special for Easter? Feel free to share in the comments!

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Jenn is from Upstate, SC, and loves that she gets to work from home to be with her two little girls. Jenn has been happily married to her very own Superman, Ben, for over a decade, and spends her time reading, writing short stories, doing freelance work and blogging, crafting, riding motorcycles, watching Clemson football, and enjoying life with her family.

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  1. Those child are really adorable.