We had a busy holiday weekend and managed to fit in so much! I took a lot of photos on my phone, and didn’t pick up my Nikon. (Shame on me. I need to use that more.)
Saturday morning was fairly calm. My husband did grocery shopping, while Lucas and I stayed home. I wanted to make a trip to Target, but he was insistent on playing with trains, so we stayed put. I told him if we ate an early lunch and took a nap, we could go to the Easter egg hunt downtown.
Sadly, the website for the egg hunt didn’t reflect any age group or time changes – so we were 15 minutes late for the first one, but an hour early for the second egg hunt. It was maddening, and next year I’ll know better. (We may skip it altogether since it caused quite a few tears.) They had bounce houses and slides, but the lines were crazy long. We still stood in the massive lines, but wow…it was so much.
I love the Jackson building in downtown Asheville. And Lucas had a fun time listening to the music.
The egg hunt was nuts. Lucas was in the 4-6 year-old group. And the egg hunt lasted less than a minute. The eggs contained stickers, and it just wasn’t what we were expecting. (Considering my boy is now dropping naps, and hadn’t slept that afternoon, this was around the time the meltdowns began…)
Someone got a new book in the mail from his aunt Heather, and he was super excited to read it at his (early) bedtime on Saturday night.
Sunday morning….he got an Easter bag containing several Star Wars Hot Wheels cars. He loved them. We had decided to make Resurrection Biscuits (a recipe sent home from his preschool) and Lucas wanted nothing to do with those. He only wanted marshmallows. We wouldn’t give him marshmallows. So another meltdown commenced.
We made it to church early, he was able to put daffodils in the cross, and he was reunited with church friends.
We managed one family photo. He had been yelling across the parking lot to one of his friends and he didn’t want to look at the camera AND smile.
He did take a nap Sunday afternoon and then I did an egg hunt for him in my mom’s yard, which he enjoyed.
When we got back to the house, we ended up in the front yard because I managed to lock us out of the other doors. Oops. I was taking a photo of new tulips in the front, when Lucas said, “now take a picture of me with the flowers!” And I can’t say “no” when he wants his photo taken.
Dinner was at our house, and there was another meltdown. It was the craziest thing. I am not sure what caused all of the meltdowns this weekend, but I’m hoping we can get past it quickly.
It was a good, packed weekend full of new experiences (like the egg dyeing!) Every holiday gets more fun the older Lucas gets.