Easter weekend has come and gone, and wow am I exhausted! (So much so that I managed to sleep through the alarm today to wake Lilu up for school…ooops!!) Our house is usually the host venue for family events, and this weekend was no different. (Occasionally my sister and her fiancé take a turn, but they are in the process of moving and were off the hook this time.) I think part of the reason might be that Mateo is such an awesome cook, and everyone is excited to see what he will come up with next!
I thought it would be fun to show in addition to telling, so here is the Rodriguez Family Easter weekend in photos:
The girls in their matching Easter dresses (courtesy of Grandma Lucy.) It is MUCH easier to get photos of them separately than together!
Just four laughs, here are a few outtakes. I’m always amazed when I see non-professional family photos where everyone smiles, their eyes are open, and they’re looking at the camera at the same time! (And not crying…that’s always a plus!)
Lilu got TWO baskets! Somehow the Easter Bunny knew she is not a huge candy eater, so he left books and movies instead. He was also so thoughtful as to stuff the baskets with pretty pink tissue paper instead of messy fake grass! 😉
Annabelle’s first Easter Basket also did not contain candy, but was filled with fruit melts, blocks, and new toys.
Hubby outdid himself again in the kitchen! On the menu: Quiche with Potato “Crust,” Brussels Sprouts Hash, French Toast, and his now “famous” Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake. In keeping with his family’s tradition, Mateo’s mom picked up a few dozen tamales to add to the mix. Let’s just say nobody left hungry!
Our house was so busy with company and the weather was yucky, so we actually painted eggs on Monday! It was Lilu’s first time ever decorating Easter Eggs (last year she was at her mother’s over the holiday and before that she was a little too young.) We kept it simple and ended up with a carton full of pretty colors!
Our family keeps evolving and expanding, but we all make the effort to come together for holidays and birthdays. It’s definitely a lot of work to host large gatherings, but the girls’ excitement makes it all worthwhile. Hope all of you had a nice weekend too!