We've had a great weekend leading up to Easter.
On Thursday my mom, Annabeth and I went shopping together for Easter dresses. I've been on a diet for the last three weeks and to say it has been fun would be a big, fat, horrible lie. However, going shopping after having lost 8 pounds on said diet is a beautiful thing indeed. Plus, I randomly received an unexpected gift card on the morning of our outing and it couldn't have been better timing.
Curtis had Good Friday off, so I actually had a quiet quiet time in my room while he wrangled the kids. That was nice, especially on such an important day. Later I got a pedicure with half the ladies in our neighborhood. What good are our pretty new dresses if our feet look like Shrek's? Seriously? I skipped the pre-pedi shave, which I know is a nail salon party foul. I'd meant to get a post-winter pedicure a couple of weeks ago, but I cut myself on the heel with my razor right before and was too afraid to go. I couldn't risk it this time. My nail tech had to deal with prickly calves, but at least I didn't go home with a staff infection. Score!
Today Mom and I went to see Last Song, which we both liked very much. Curtis would have been furious with me if I'd been successful at convincing him to take me. My mom was a much better choice. Annabeth is teething horribly and had driven Curtis and I half-mad by dinner time. We opted for a change of scenery and went to a favorite local cafe. I was thrilled when I found the nutrition info on their web site before we went. Every restaurant that does that is my best friend. Every restaurant that does not would be in danger of getting a passive aggressive email from me if I had the time to take up that cause.
I forgot to mention that on Friday I got very brave and dyed eggs with Jackson. It actually went very well and we had a great time. I also happened to have ingredients for my go-to holiday treat - butterscotch haystacks (minus the peanuts) - which gave me the idea to make them into little nests. They were so fun!
Egg dyeing station.
It took forever to boil the eggs, so we made these first. Those are Cadbury mini-eggs in the center. How I have lost weight while pilfering a few of those eggs every day is a mystery.
Curtis and his sister are very big fans of Peeps.
When it came time to dye, I had to do what it took to salvage Jacks' clothes. Sorry.
Our little Easter display. Are those bunny ears to the left? Or is that my little walker's white bow?
I'm going to write a book one day called "The Enthusiastic Child."
I've been blessing myself lately with flowers from the grocery store.
Annabeth got the concept of a tea party today.
I love this little Beauty Bear, even if she is a little cranky.