We are somehow three weeks in to April and this is my first post of the month! Better late than never to recap our Easter week. Sometimes updates feel too far gone but there’s too many cute pictures not to share. And when I thought about it, this month has kind of been everything I set out for it to be — quality time as a family. As much as I think there’s so much to do, or I’d like to do, before baby, having this time with the girls is why I ended work earlier.
The weekend started off with a visit to the Easter Bunny at Southcentre on Saturday. I thought we would just “say hi” but when Halle wanted in for a picture and Autumn didn’t, it took me snuggling up to the Bunny to get a photo with both of them. We did some colouring after, grabbed a snack and made a wish in the fountain. It was a fun little afternoon together!
That night was my turn to play Bunny ;) I love putting together little goodie baskets! And hiding the eggs is fun, too. Matthew’s tradition was to have chocolate egg ‘trails’ leading from his bed to a gift basket. Mine was an egg hunt all over the house. So we do both at our house and the girls have a blast!
They also get spoiled with parcels in the mail from grandparents!
After a morning of chocolate for breakfast and playing with new toys, Matthew got cooking jigs dinner! A favourite meal from home in our house.
We were also excited about the arrival of Matthew’s cousin and family who were road tripping from Washington that day to spend Spring Break with us! (We visited them a couple summers ago. You can read about it here.)
Since we have no family in town, I love any chance we get to spend holidays with company! It’s so fun to have a house full of cousins to play together.
They only had a few days in the city and we kept busy with sight seeing.
On Monday we joined them at the science centre and on Wednesday we bundled up and braved the cold at the zoo! They had spent Tuesday visiting Drumheller to see the dinosaur exhibits.
It was our coldest Easter in Calgary and we still had tons of snow after a long winter. Although we were so over it, they enjoyed seeing our Canadian winter ;) since they live in desert territory.
It was a quick visit but all the outings, yummy take out dinners and time together was great! I think next time we’ll meet in the middle, somewhere warmer... and we’ll have one more little cousin to join us!
Since then, Spring seems to have finally arrived in Calgary *knock on wood* The snow is disappearing and the temperatures are on the up and up. We are all very much ready for it! We’ve continued to enjoy lots of family time, including celebrating Halle’s 5th birthday and getting our home baby ready! I’ve shared snippets of that on Instagram and might find time for a post here.
There’s so much I’d like to share but what matters most is the motto behind this blog to chase fun, choose time and cherish family. Sometimes that means being present and soaking up time together which is exactly what we need in this season.
In the meantime, I’ve created a Facebook page for the blog! I’m excited to use this platform to share more and build community. I have lots of dreams for creating something more than a blog with this space. It would be great for you to follow the adventure!
As always, thanks for reading and I look forward to sharing more regular posts and a new vlog again soon! XO