Monday, April 2, 2012

Empty Nest

With one kid on spring break, one kid in school and one kid to young for either--we tried to make the most of our pseudo time off.

We had a a playdate with the Olsens--which is always fun. And by fun I mean the kids run around silly while we moms sit, eat and yell at the kids in between mouthfuls. Just kidding. Sorta. But guess what? Chance has been initiated! All four kids included Chance in their pirate/treehouse/castle tower game. Which is a first. Which also means that Chance is getting old--old enough to make it into "the club." 


But really, this 20 month stage ROCKS MY WORLD because his personality is coming out like crazy.   And although he's not saying too much, he knows exactly what we are saying and is two steps behind his sisters at all times.

I promised myself I'd get at least one Easter craft in this week. So we created our own little edible nest. Much like a rice krispie treat but with shredded wheat and malted ball eggs. I borrowed this tradition from Kelle Hampton.

We slowly melted a bag of marshmallows and 3/4 of a stick of butter, added the crushed shredded wheat until we figured it was gooey, yummy and moldable. 

And let the kids go to town "forming" their own little nest

And,  yeah it was sticky.

But that's what made it so exciting.

Sweet Lili!

And watch out! 

There's a theif among us. 

I won't name names but he's got red hair.

So, what are you doing for Easter activities? Got any traditions you'd like to share? Post them in the comments, I'm always looking for some new ideas.

Happy Easter-time!


  1. I can't believe he is so big already! Adorable!

    We haven't even gotten our Easter stuff out...terrible!

  2. We always got Easter baskets full of little presents and candy every Easter mom mailed me one until I finally gave her a grandchild! Since Ella is still tiny, we got her a felt Easter basket from Target and plastic eggs I plan on filling with yogurt melts and other baby-safe snacks, because I know she'll love opening them.
    Another tradition we did while living in Australia and hanging out with South Africans is egg rolling. It's something I'd like to do when Ella is older. Everyone would decorate a hardboiled egg, and then we'd go to a beach and throw them towards a marker near the water. Whoever's egg lasted the longest won a prize, and there was also a "best dressed" category as well. Adam made a Homer Simpson egg that won best dressed!

  3. Leena! I love the idea of a best dressed egg. The kids went to an egg hunt this past weekend and came home with so much darn candy. And Easter is still a week away. I need to come up with some new ideas fast. Thanks for sharing!



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