Here's a re-cap of my week:
We met the kids at a fun doughnut shop in Westfield called "Quack Daddy Donuts". All their donuts are made to order right in front of you. You first pick your donut base, then add whatever toppings you want. I chose a vanilla donut with chocolate frosting covered in Reese' Pieces.
And here is Atticus' happy face covered in donut glaze and sprinkles!
Elisha has a lot of allergies so he isn't used to getting treats and he was a little perplexed as to what this sugary goodness even was. He got a gluten-free donut covered in cinnamon sugar.
Grandpa and Elisha getting reacquainted.
The weather was beautiful all weekend, so we definitely took advantage of it and spent a lot of time outside.
Easter morning we got up to go to church. This was my Easter outfit. I bought this dress from Amazon (see THIS POST HERE) last year to wear at Easter, and I never got to wear it for the holiday because it was too cold. I was happy I got to wear it this year.
It was nice to hear my daughter Ashley play and sing on worship team. She is the one at the keyboard.
The kids were so excited to open their Easter baskets!
They loved the fun bunny ears from Hobby Lobby.
And of course they enjoyed their handmade cards from me.
I think of all the gifts in the baskets, their favorite was this electronic guitar I picked up second hand at a thrift store. Kids this young have no idea if something is brand new or second hand, and they absolutely loved it! Thrift stores are a great place to find inexpensive toys and it's also great for our environment to reuse items rather than always buy something brand new.
Elisha went crazy for his freeze dried strawberries!
My loved ones all dressed up in their Easter finery.
Now it was time for the annual Easter Egg hunt. Last year it was so cold we had to do it inside, but this year we were able to have it outside. Elisha was not the least bit interested in hunting for Easter Eggs. He didn't understand the concept at all. 😂
But the two older grandkids sure had a lot of fun!
The next day we spent some time going to local parks. I needed to do a fashion photo shoot for "Ageless Style" so I took advantage of the warm weather and spring flowers in Indiana. You will see those photos on Thursday.
It's always sad to say goodbye, but we will see them very soon on Mother's Day!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend too! The warm weather is over for us, but we enjoyed it while it lasted. We're expecting a winter storm this Sunday night with 4-7 inches of snow...there go all my daffodils and I'm sure any perennials that popped up will get nipped by frost. Temperatures will have lows in the twenties. That's life in Wisconsin for ya! Now I need to go outside and cut a bouquet of daffodils before they are toast!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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Looks like you had a fabulous time with your family (the grandkids are getting so big!!) and yessss for sunshine and warm weather too! The dress looks beautiful on you. I think I need to try a white jean jacket. I'm probably one of very few people who can't make a jean jacket work (I own and tried in blue, washed black and a pretty shade of yellow - all thrifted) but I just never feel like they are "me" and I never wear them. Maybe it's the colors...ReplyDelete
Congrats on your new car too! We had this make as a car rental years ago for our Colorado trip and loved it!
Yes, we had a fabulous time. And I totally get the "can't make a jean jacket work". I have purchased so many jean jackets, and really don't like any on me. I think it's the color. Also the sizing always seems to be off on jean jackets for me too. They are either too tight or too big, or fit in the waist, but not in the arms. But my white jean jacket gets worn. Probably because it is white. So try one! You'll love it. We're loving the car. I'm glad to hear good things about it.Delete
Congratulations!! We have owned several Chevy Traverses through the year (and in fact my old car is now the on my son learned to drive on and took over). I think once you adjust to the additional size you'll like it. I was thrilled to get to finally downsize cars though. Easter with the family looks like so much fun. I can't believe how big all the grandkids are getting already!ReplyDelete
Thank you. It seems to be a popular car. It's funny that you're thrilled to downsize and I'm thrilled to go bigger. We've always purchased smaller cars. This is our first big car. I'm happy to have a bigger one to go plant shopping with, or to pick or drop off furniture. I'm sure we will still use our two smaller ones for buzzing around though. Yes, we had a great Easter, and the grandkids grow way too fast!Delete
oh my goodness, sign me up for those donuts. and that dress, Amy! gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Linda!Delete
Looks like a great Easter and those donuts look mighty good. Congrats on the new car.ReplyDelete
Thank you! It was a great Easter and we are enjoying the new car.Delete
Looks like you and your family had a wonderful Easter weekend! Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 61.ReplyDelete
Yes I did! You're welcome!Delete
What an awesome time, lots of fun and memories made.ReplyDelete
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What a happy post!! Love the pictures from Easter. What tremendous doughnuts. And an Easter egg hunt is always joyful. Glad you got to wear your dress this Easter. Looks very springy there but so many places got snow last night. Thankful we didn't. Congrats on the new car. I bought a new one in October and the pickin's were certainly slim then.ReplyDelete
Thank you, yes it is. Good times. Praise God. Oh, the new car situation is terrible right now. Two dealerships we stopped at had zero, and the one we finally purchased from had only two left.Delete
Your grandkids are adorable! And oh my, those donuts!!!! Congrats on the new car, the color is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
Amy, what a wonderful Easter weekend. Your grands are precious 💕. And you're Easter dress is beautiful and I love your new car.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month sweet friend.