Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Easter & birthday weekend

Three-year-old dyeing Easter egg yellow

Decorated Easter eggs taped together saying Mama and Baby
He wrote his name on two and his dad's on one, then had me write Mama and Baby and taped them all together. Of course.

Dyed Easter eggs on a plate

mom and three-year-old son eating birthday ice cream cones together
It's best to celebrate 35 with the Most Immature Ice Cream Cone Ever: green apple and grape sherbet embedded with actual Pop Rocks in a purple-sprinkle-dipped cone. My three-year-old goes for vanilla.

trying out children's bicycles at the toy store
Hey, isn't it my birthday? Why does the kid get a bike?

Note to fellow preggos: The shelving in the bike section is spacious and sturdy enough to sit down for a spell. You learn these things when you need to.

pregnant silhouette 35 weeks maternity belly pic
35 weeks at 35 years

rose bouquet for birthday
Sam took Mikko out and came home with roses, cupcakes, a necklace, and a handmade card from each of them that said "I love you" (Mikko's first time writing it out). Aw. And then there was a surprise party the next day. Don't sniff me — I'm spoiled.

pregnant belly being used as flannelgraph for church stickers
Pregnant bellies make good flannelgraphs. These were stickers in the kids' bulletin that were supposed to keep him quiet during the Easter service. They marginally worked.

swirling three year old in egg hunt at church
Egg hunt is on!

dad holding eggs in hand basket
We forgot to bring a basket, so dad hands will do. Several socially confident young ones came up to beg eggs from him, though — this is a risk when you're to all appearances an adult hoarding eggs at a children's egg hunt.

Easter dinner of ham with deviled egg sauce and mashed sweet potatoes
Easter dinner with Sam's newest creation — deviled egg
sauce — and my sister-in-law's holiday standby of mashed sweet potatoes. I asked Sam for his recipe so I could share it with you, and it turns out he just wings it. Oh, well. It's awesome.

three-year-old scrutinizing Peep marshmallow chick
Easter basket! Mikko is not sure about the Peeps. (Freak.)

three-year-old eating chocolate bunny
But chocolate bunnies he can get into.

sign for no dinosaurs allowed
Most random Easter photo yet — the signs Mikko had us draw together to proclaim "No Dinosaurs Allowed." Indeed.

Hope you had a happy Easter!

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Rachael said...

Good morning, Lauren! I totally missed your birthday. You look so gorgeous and happy — mama aglow! And it looks like you had a fabulous weekend, hurrah!

One Rich Mother said...

I am in love with the fact that he made you tape them together. : )

That sauce looks yummy : ) think you could get the basic ingredients from him and then we could just test different combos out in the kitchen : )

Momma Jorje said...

Visiting from Natural Parents Network and Momma Jorje!

LO dying egg photos - love 'em! Saturday before Easter, we always get together with the fam and dye eggs. This year was Sasha's first year to get into it.

The taping together... I love how kids think!

That has got to be one of the craziest ice cream cones I've ever seen! And how fitting that you're pregnant! lol Where did you get sherbet with pop rocks in it?? And wouldn't they all pop-out in the ice cream? I'm baffled and fascinated!

Ah, I bet you loved watching him get a bike. :) I can relate to giving to the LO when it is your special day. The roses are gorgeous! Have you seen the Rainbow Roses? Beautiful! And I bet you wouldn't have traded your "I love you" for Mikko's bike. lol

Deviled Egg Sauce?! Brilliant! Is it good on meat, then? I can imagine most of the ingredients, I think... you should definitely get the full list for us, though!

Lots of great pics here! Thanks for sharing this week. :-D

Dagmar said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!

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Bonnna said...

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Melissa said...

I love all the photos, especially the taped eggs. That is definitely something Layla would do here too. Beautiful pregnant belly- almost there! And a happy Birthday to you!

Kate Wicker said...

Happy, happy birthday! It looks like you enjoyed a colorful and joyful Easter and birthday weekend. Blessings to you and yours!

Terri said...

Oh I love all these photos - what a special day you had! 35 weeks at 35 years - special!

teresa said...

These are all great! Mikko is such a beautiful boy. I love the 35 weeks and 35 years idea and photo and the crazy ice cream you ate!
My daughter is tape crazy all of a sudden lately too...
I do think our kids would click.
Oh, and love the sticker belly!

Unknown said...

Looks like lots of fun! Your ice cream cone is probably my favorite part of all of these looks like something out of a cartoon. How did it taste? =D

Nev said...

Aw Happy Birthday Lauren! Gorgeous photos. :D


Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Happy Birthday! Your ice cream made me laugh. I always choose cotton candy flavor and the kids get just plain chocolate. :)

Lisa C said...

Looks like you had a good birthday and Easter!

I wouldn't eat a Peep, either. Even as a kid, those things were mysterious to me. Aren't they just for blowing up in the microwave?

Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said...

It's so nice that you're creating these special memories in your last weeks as a family of three!

Michelle @ The Parent Vortex said...

I love the ice cream cone too! Happy 35th - it looks like you had a wonderful time. :)

Brenna @ Almost All The Truth said...

I love that Sam actually held those eggs for his little one! That does take some guts. Gorgeous photos. :)

nerdmafia said...

where does this ice cream you speak of even exist?!!?! i simply must know!

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