The best laid plans

Happy almost Wednesday friends! We're not sure if you all are feeling it too, but is it really almost mid-April? What is happening to this spring? We are finally settling back into our routines from Spring Break, and the kids are preparing for the last stretch of first grade. We had every intention of getting this post up sometime last week, but you know what happens to the best laid plans. It's been crazy. So, maybe you can just save these for next year.

We started by reading this book to the kids. It's such a sweet story, so if you haven't read it you should check it out.

After the story, the kids each designed their own Easter Egg, and wrote a descriptive writing piece about it, really focusing on including adjectives. If you'd like a copy, grab it {HERE}.

We then did a few Easter Bunny crafts, including these darling bunnies. They are pretty self-explanatory, but you can grab the masters for the bunny parts by clicking {HERE}.
Now again, I had every intention of sharing the tutorial of folding this basket, but the pictures just didn't turn out well enough to really see how it works. So... maybe next year.

Sorry again that we're so late. Forgive us. :)

And on an unrelated note, during Spring Break a few weeks ago, I got to surprise my kiddos with a surprise trip to Disneyland. This was their first trip, so it was a pretty big deal. We decided to drive the 16 hours, so we literally packed the car when the kids went to sleep, and picked them up from the babysitter ready to go. It was an amazing week, jam-packed with memories we will never forget. So here are a few things I learned along the way:

1. It's all about managing the Fast Pass
2. The ridiculously expensive character dinner is worth it, just once.
3. It's OK to cry multiple times at Disneyland {and I mean me, not the kids ;) }.
4. The Rider-exchange is the best kept secret EVER!
5. You feel the magic all over again, as you watch your kids experience it for the first time.
6. You can never have enough snacks for the car.
7. Even if you pack food, you will still spend way too much money at the park.
8. 3 days is just not enough.
9. A man to man defense is WAY better than a zone.
(Thankfully we brought my sister-in-law to help out.)
10. The World of Color at California Adventure is maybe the coolest things I have ever seen.

Have a magical day!


  1. We went to Disneyland too and LOVED it. I'm so sad that we didn't do the World of Color. We were going to on the last night, but our youngest was beyond tired and with that 3 hour time change difference for us, we had to call it a night :(