I don’t know if I have ever taken less photos on a holiday, but you win some, you lose some
I worked night shift this long weekend, so Easter looked a little different for us this year.
When I got home from work on Friday morning, I was shocked to hear giggles and chatting coming from the girls’ room. The girls that we have to drag out of bed every morning were wide awake, and I discovered them getting into some sisterly mischief. I decided we may as well have breakfast together before I hit the hay. Chocolate chip smiley face pancakes for the win.
Tyler was off on Friday, so he took the girls to a movie and late lunch while I slept the day away. I was joined at the end of my sleep by a very tired Gracelyn Ella, who proceded to nap for an additional two hours after I snapped this shot.
The Hurricanes are in the playoffs, so Tyler and I left the girls with Nana and went out for a date night. We ended up seeing lots of friends and cheering the Canes to a 6-3 victory.
After the game it was straight to work for me. The girls came home loaded with Easter loot from my mother in law and were pretty excited to hear the Canes won. I love my job, but it is a bummer to have to cut weekends short sometimes.
Saturday morning Lisa and Asheley arranged a park egg hunt for the girls. These friends of mine treat my little family and I pretty well…not only did they buy and do everything, they even planned it for 9 am so I could come and brought breakfast.
The kids had a blast finding whatever the magpies hadn’t stolen (poor Greg finally gave up chasing them off!) And playing together. It makes me so happy to see my little girls working together and so excited. Gracelyn was pretty much ready to stop after she found an orange egg because she was so jacked she got one in her fave colour.
We drove home and I dove into bed for a few hours, and turns out everyone else did too! A quick change of clothes and we were off to my mom’s for dinner. Once again, the girls were spoiled with gifts from Grandma, as were Tyler and I. After a delicious dinner, and a few games of hidden treasure (complete with Abby’s homemade map), Ty and I left for Game 2 while my Mom watched the girls.
We ran into lots of friends and had a great time, although the game was a bit of a stinker. Once again, it was straight to work for me, but it was a nice, settled shift and that is always a bonus!
I got home just minutes before the girls woke up, and my heart melted hearing Abby wake Gracie up excitedly when she discovered the candy trail. Sleepy exclamations of “the Easter Bunny came! There are treats everywhere!” preceded the girls arriving upstairs and finding their baskets.
They also opened their gifts from Grandpa and we chatted on the phone for a bit before I, once again, went to bed. Tyler and the girls went to Medicine Hat for family dinner, and I was shocked to discover that I slept until almost 6 pm….a first for me! It was weird waking up to an empty house.
So, although I didn’t have the weekend off, and there were no fancy Easter dresses on the girls or big dinners for me, I still received my fill of good food, good friends and family. I am blessed to have my beautiful little family, and I am so thankful for all the amazing people in my life. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter as well!