Monday, April 1, 2013

Not long enough Easter Weekend

I'm so glad the weather finally decided to get with the program and cooperate. This weekend was beautiful which was good since we spent a lot of time outside. Soccer season has started up again which means that instead of getting the girls on Friday night, I drive to Topeka on Saturday and then only get them for one night. Kinda sucks, but it is only for 6 weeks. I also had to work on Good Friday, but had nothing to do so I pretty much got paid for reading blogs all day.

This is the 4th year that Paige has played soccer, but the first year for Elsa. Hannah remains determinedly un-athletic and Cordie can't decide what she wants to do. I was worried Saturday morning that we were going to get poured on at the soccer field since there were some ugly clouds hanging around, but only got a few drops. The girls did great, especially Paige's team, but they've been together for a long time.

I hit up Wal-Mart between the games to pick up some things for Easter and went a little overboard. Easter is another holiday, like Christmas, that I tend to feel like I have to make it amazing for the girls or they'll be disappointed. As a result, I kept buying candy like it was going out of style. I also got some stickers and I had previously bought all the girls Brady Bands, so their baskets were full.

I don't know whether I am remembering Easters of my childhood as being overly magical or if I am still struggling with excessive Mommy guilt, but I was really stressed about making the holiday special for the girls. For the most part, they don't believe in the Easter Bunny and Hannah even helped me put candy in the plastic eggs and hide them for the morning egg hunt; I think I just want them to have good memories.

In the end, I was stressed over nothing. The girls all liked their baskets and had fun with our Easter egg hung in the yard. I did manage to get some good pictures of us and no one was crying or pouting. Always a bonus. The girls had some AMC gift cards so we ended up going to see Oz, The Great and Powerful. It was a good movie, but will never be the classic of the original. I was a little over all the CGI after the first 30 minutes of the movie. I did have all the girls put their candy in Ziploc bags which I then smuggled in my purse so I wasn't coerced into paying $50 for a box of Junior Mints.

My weekend was short and sweet, how was yours?