Yes it's Thursday and I'm just getting to filling you in on last weekend.
Bear with me as I probably blog less and less for a bit while I nest/take care of stuff before little brother gets here. 
We're in the home stretch and HE FLIPPED!
There is an 80% chance that he will stay head down now, so please pray that he does!

I will definitely post a picture at least letting you guys know once he's here.

Anyways, onto our fun/relaxing Easter weekend...

Thursday we had a playdate with Ashley and James at OMSI.
Bennett got soaking wet in the water area, and I of course forgot a change of clothes:
(it didn't seem to bother him one bit)
Thursday afternoon someone figured out how to lock doors...
unfortunately I was on the other side of that door painting in the garage:
(luckily Chris was on his way home and B was watching a show on tv, so I don't think he even noticed I was gone.)
( By the way, picking locks with paper clips is a joke)
 Friday night we had a very fancy date night dinner at Chipolte:
(we wanted to save a good amount of our date night allowance for dessert...)
I had been wanting to try out Fizz for a while.
It's a cute little soda fountain with a ton of fun/retro/hard to find candy and bottled sodas.

This whole case consisted of just bottles of root beer:
Chris ordering his handmade soda:
My frozen hot chocolate, chris' handmade honey cream soda and some goodies to take home:
Saturday morning we got up and headed to the zoo for their easter egg hunt:
(Apparently everyone else in Portland had the same idea. This is right after we got on the shuttle to take us a half mile down the road, and it was also B's first time on a school bus. He was incredibly excited!)
(We literally could have walked/waddled to the zoo from our house, but Chris found $5 on the ground when we were getting back in our car which paid for coffee the next morning, so we didn't mind much after that.)
Family of three...soon to be four!
The "egg" hunts were on the amphitheater lawn with different areas sectioned off for different ages. 
Bennett isn't 3 yet so we went to the 2 and under section. It was kind of a joke. There were so many parents hovering over their kids in this tiny section trying to grab pieces of candy that they threw on the lawn. They threw out about 5 eggs total, one of which B stepped right over. He ended up with 4 pieces of candy because everything was snatched up in about a minute. 
The "egg" hunt was kind of a bummer but it was a warm sunny day so we decided to enjoy it!
We walked around and looked at some of the animals:
B got to pet the softest bunny ever:
We had a picnic:
Sunday morning somebody woke up bright and early.
I heard him run out into the living room and then a long silence.
I knew he had found his easter basket so I grabbed my phone and headed out there.
He was pretty excited about what he saw:
(yes, I'm that mom who doesn't put candy in her kid's easter baskets, but toothbrushes instead. I knew he'd get a ton of candy from the egg hunt later on in the day...and it was a Thomas the Tank engine electric toothbrush people!)
For breakfast we made chocolate chip pancakes: 
(and decided that it is now an Easter morning tradition for us)
Then we got ready and headed out the door for our day of family Easter festivities:
We had a tasty lunch and played a bit with Chris' side of the family but for some reason I didn't take any pictures.
Afterwards we headed out to my aunt's house in the middle of nowhere.
Lots of land= a giant egg hunt. 
The kind with eggs.
Paparazzi :
B madeout like a bandit in the candy dept...once we got home we checked out all the treats he got and the candy almost filled a gallon sized ziplock bag! It's safe to say that he will need some help eating all/most of it...probably the last year we'll be able to get away with that!

My aunt also has free range chickens on her property and B loves chasing them.
The whole time he kept yelling out "chickens where are you?"
He also wanted to hold one, though I was afraid it would peck his eyes out or something:
 All of the guys (and some ladies) practiced their sweet shooting skills.
Chris included:
(B and I watched)
Usually it's pouring on Easter around here, but not this year...
We spent most of the day outside in the 60 degree sunshine for a change and it was SO nice!

Around the house, we have been working hard to paint all of the doors and installing the new hardware we bought a while back. It really makes a huge difference when all of the doorknobs/hinges/etc. match!
B helped out a bit too:
And I had to include this picture of B finally holding a chicken at our friend's house on Tuesday, though it was a baby chick and I'm pretty sure he didn't  mind. 
I think he wanted to take it home:
(and I can't say I'd stop him...sorry Echo!)

Happy Thursday friends and have a great weekend!


  1. yours truly on April 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Looks like you and your family had a great Easter weekend! Your son is so adorable and congratulations on your soon to be new addition to the family!

  2. Bon Bon on April 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Fun family (of almost four) weekend! I read an article about how some egg hunts were being canceled due to aggressive parents at the previous year's. Literally mowing each other down to grab eggs for their kids:-) xoxo

  3. echo on April 12, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    two days later and the chicks have feathers!! pretty sure they won't be nearly as cute the next time he comes over :) glad he got to hold them with sweet chicky fuzz!

  4. Kira on April 13, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Was Bennett wearing chambray for Easter? That shirt is so adorable. And with those glasses, he looks like a little celebrity toddler.

  5. Sarah Frills4Thrills on April 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    What an eventful weekend! I can't wait to try that Fizz place-- Ian and I are obsessed with candy. What kind of paint did you use on your interior doors? Was it a special kind or just glossy? And did you take all of them off the hinges before you painted? Our interior door hardware is sooooo embarrassing. A couple of them literally have a silver knob on the inside and a brassy one on the outside...


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