Monday, May 22, 2017

Spring time fun

Spring is one of my favorite times of year. It really is a toss up between spring and fall. I absolutely love the colors of fall but the lush green of spring is equally as stunning. As soon as the weather warms up, even a little bit, all the trees begins to get their leaves and the green is so bright! It is such a welcome sight after the long cold winter. Although this year winter was fairly mild, we got lucky. 

Now that spring is coming to a close, I figured it was time to recap our Easter and Spring time activities. LOL. Typical me, I'm just late getting this one out. Time sure has flown by these last few months. I can't believe summer is just around the corner! Charlotte only has a few more days of school, our camping trip is coming up, and oh...hot weather! 

Easter was so much fun this year. Both girls are now old enough to egg hunt, which was a blast to watch! We took them to 3 egg hunts this year, wait 4. I forgot the one at Charlotte's preschool. By the time the actual day came around the girls were egged out! They stepped up though, don't you worry, none of the eggs the bunny hid were abandoned. 

The first hunt of the year was at Charlotte's preschool. It was a beautiful hot day. Each child was assigned a letter and had to find all the eggs with that letter. We had "V". Part scavenger hunt, part Easter egg hunt. There were even a few eggs hidden for Norah and the other siblings to find. The girls had so much fun!
Charlotte and her bff Emma! 

hunting for eggs at school. 

all done and all smiles! (because I let her have a candy)

trying on sister's bunny ears. 

the face you make when you realize your dress is on backwards. dah!!

We also went to an egg hunt at a park near our house. The Easter bunny made an appearance and we attempted a cute photo. Not quite as good as the staged one from the mall last year, but this one was free! Charlotte was all smiles but Norah was too distracted by all the people and eggs. 
the official Easter Bunny pic! Norah refused to smile. 

strategizing

and they're off!!!

the winnings :)

We were also able to get together all the cousins for some egg dying, egg hunting, and candy eating fun! These kids are so cute and they sure do love each other a lot! 
so cute! cousin love!

All four cousins. They got sick of the photos pretty quickly...

attempt at a sister photo


daddy and his girls
After all the family photos it was time to egg hunt. But first, a photo with the baskets. 

oh my gosh this face! 

making her game plan. 


it's a race to the egg!!! 

her expression!! haha

checking out the goodies!

And finally we have the actual Easter holiday! Baskets, eggs, and breakfast. No family photo this day, Mom and Dad decided to kick it in jammies all day instead. Priorities!





Harley enjoying his cookie from the Easter Bunny!

Dresses back on and ready to find some eggs!
finally time for the hunt. 

and they're off!
Harley rooting them on from the deck!

trying to convince me to eat all the candy now!

so happy to be in the swing!

After egg hunting I somehow managed to convince them to take just a few more photos. These are my favorites!! 



cooking with Dad!

And finally, a few more egg hunting photos.....kidding! I am sure you have seen enough of that! How about some random photos of our Spring time actives.....
Charlotte at soccer! She loved it!!
We spent a day in the city checking out the botanical gardens and playing with our best friends!! This place was on my bucket list. Glad to see it, but I will say it is not stroller friendly at all. The walkways are narrow and difficult to pass other people. And when we went the kids area was under construction so they didn't have as much fun as we had hoped. If you are really into botany this place is amazing!

just the girls 

exploring the trees :)

she wanted her picture next to the pretty flowers 

We also spent a few hours strawberry picking, playing on the playground, and meeting the animals. A southern MD bucket list item complete!

The latest edition of "who wore it best".....I think Harley takes the win again! So serious. 

nice weather = family stroll

dog crate is the best place to play!

two cool kiddos

his majesty Mr.H

that smile!!! 

sharing her popsicle with Harley

weeeee

who says you need paper to color on!

showing mama her moves at gymnastics!
her first pony!! 
April was a lot of fun and I am still shocked that it is over! Shoot, May is almost gone now too! Gotta get outside and enjoy these last few weeks where the weather is beautiful and not too hot yet. I have a feeling it is going to be a long and hot summer.