Ever since I could remember we had perogies, sausage, and horseradish and beet sauce for Easter. My family always would go to Gene’s Deli for these Polish treats, so today I hopped along with the hubs, gma & gpa and my sweet baby, Evan:
My mom (gma) swore it would be packed and that we should brace ourselves, but we had missed the crowd and had a great time just looking at all ethnic eats:
We left with our fair share of goodies and ate like pigs when we got home ;-) -
There was a bit of playing & cuddling (of course):
And a super crazy tradition of coloring eggs. I cannot remember a year when I didn’t color Easter eggs, it is like carving a pumpkin for Halloween you just HAVE to do it or it doesn’t feel like a holiday. Some years we get more creative than others, this year was a take it easy year and we did it with gg (great grandma Betty):
As far as revisions… I would have loved a night with wine and movies and cuddle time. Instead all I see is nyquil and bed.
Good night and Happy Easter Eve.
Continuing with my “S” theme (well, it is just a coincidence, actually) – Saturday hast started off productive:
A quick Easter project:
:D – Evan’s first Easter basket <3 A little bit of Ribbon goes a long way!
We also are doing the normal Saturday clean up, Hector’s working on the fish tank (a monthly project):
A project he doesn’t like to do but we gotta take care of those little guys! :)
I’m enjoying my new playlist, blogging, thinking of new recipes for Evan (Spinach, peas and pear tonight), and picking out today’s outfit for running around. It is going to be such a beautiful day here in Chicago so I’m definitely pulling out and dusting off the Bob and wearing some bright new lulu gear. I’m still coughing quiet a bit so I’m praying fresh air will help.
We will also be doing a family tradition, Easter egg coloring and I will be taking a bagillion pictures of Evan in various “Easter” outfits. He is going to be so happy about it :D
We went to Tj’s last night and I finally picked up some fresh flowers, nothing more homey then lighting a sweet smelling candle and looking at freshly cut flowers (that lived through the night without water! lol):
Keeping things happy and healthy over here and wishing you a productive Saturday! <3
Tis the season – We start decorating for the holidays right around Thanksgiving and my mom couldn’t resist putting up her tree so Evan could see it:
He is a huge fan of lights so he loved the colors. This is the first year my mom has had a colored tree since I was little. My sister is less than thrilled by Evan adores it. I’m sure it reminds him of Baby Einstein a major favorite these days.
Evan got to wear his Patagonia hoodie today, as with all hoodies he was not the biggest fan but he sure did look cute:
You can always tell when Hector takes photographs because we always are bleached out ;-) I think we look like vamps (Did anyone see Breaking Dawn? We haven’t yet – Maybe on Turkey Day).
We hung out with some wonderful friends, did a bit of shopping and used some creative juices to create a festive burlap tree!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A tomato plant cadge
- Christmas Lights
- Sewing pins or a hot glue gun
- A bow or some ribbon
- Optional: An awesome interested golden retriever named Gandalf
Total cost for us? $0.00 Burlap was re-used from my Baby Shower – we always have extra Christmas lights and my dad is a tomato farmer ;-)
All you need to do is string the lights in and around the cone:
Cover in burlap – we pinned with sewing pins:
And add a bow on top – I created my own from some leftover ribbon from last year and just like that:
We will just cut off the excess burlap for a more polished look. Evan loves it:
he is so excited he is moving to fast for the camera.
Happy Holiday Decorating!