A minimalist Easter

This past week, my son was on Spring Break, and I was on vacation.  We enjoyed the San Diego Zoo, day camp, a Dodgers game, Safari Park, Cirque Du Soleil, Zoomars, and some much needed cleaning this past week.  We were quite productive.  We went got to sleep in a few days.  Angry Husband also took off some days here and there.

On Saturday, Angry Kid had the opportunity to decorate some eggs.  I’m not a fan of hard-boiled eggs, so this was a first for Angry Kid. Luckily, a friend had cooked up some eggs, and had a coloring kit to entertain the eggs.  You have no idea how excited Angry Kid was to dip those eggs in that colored water.  It was hilarious.  I’m glad that he’s easily entertained. Before we left egg dyeing, I mentioned something about an egg hunt the next day (Easter) and we made plans for that.

Doesn't everyone put Angry Birds, cotton candy, and Star Wars Pez Dispensers in their Easter baskets?Doesn’t everyone put Angry Birds plush animals, cotton candy, and Star Wars Pez dispensers in their children’s Easter baskets?  I usually go overboard and do a full spread for Easter.  I could buy a ton of candy and my son would not eat it.  I could buy all kinds of trinkets and toys, and they would be ignored.  I saw someone posted about the Angry Birds plush on Twitter and sent Angry Husband to buy them (Toys R’  Us) IMMEDIATELY.

I knew that the basket was a win this morning, when I heard “O-M-G Mama, the Easter Bunny brought me a basket full of Angry Birds that make noises”.  He also liked the added touches of cotton candy and the Pez dispensers.  We finished that moment off with some healthy donuts, and running around to get ready for the neighborhood egg hunt, first annual event.

Angry Kid counting his eggsI threw some quarters in a few plastic eggs and headed down the street with the family.  It was HILARIOUS to see the kids hunting for those eggs.  Angry Kid was very happy with the amount of eggs that he found, plus he got some bonding time with his friends.  It was slightly raining during our little hunt.  After the egg hunt, we headed back home for some more deliciousness (donuts).  Angry Husband and the kid, took naps, and I headed to the OC Great Park Farmer’s Market to Kristin and get some PushCakes from her.  I even thought ahead and ordered PushCakes for Angry Kid’s birthday in May. How can you resist layers of cake and frosting?

Yum dessert is in hand! PushCakes from @meringuebkeshpMy parents came over later in the afternoon with a simple basket of goodies, and more plastic eggs full of cash, rather than candy.  So we had another egg hunt, in my son’s rain, because the sprinklers came on in our yard.  Angry Husband rolled his eyes at my bedroom egg hunt, but it worked.  There are lots of good places to hide eggs.

Dinner was at Lazy Dog Cafe.  It is one of our new favorite places.  It was my parent’s first time there, and they really liked it. Win win!  Angry Kid entertained my mom, and said funny comments like, “Mama, why isn’t there wifi everywhere? There needs to be wifi everywhere so I can play games on my iPad.”  Angry Husband screamed from the front seat, “Some people do not have a home or food, and you are talking about wifi?.”  Yes, this is my family on a holiday.

And back to school for the kid today, and work for me….back to our routine!

6 comments
Becca -Our Crazy Boys
Becca -Our Crazy Boys

I want a push cake!!! I love what you have done with your blog -it looks great!! And I am ALL OVER the Angry Birds.

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Those push cakes look really cool!

Nikki
Nikki

What a fun family day. We had spring break last week too. It was pretty hard waking up to take the kids to school this morning. I wish I had me one of them push cakes to make the morning a little better!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Thanks for the compliment on the blog re-design...It is still being worked on...when I have time and stuff....riiiiiiight.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Pushcakes are delicious. We are having them at my son's birthday too!