We had such a great Easter weekend. My uncle and his family came to stay for the weekend and I’ve been missing my out-of-town family (everyone but my parents/sister/in-laws) something fierce lately so it was so good to spend time with them.
Friday we met up with them at Sonny’s BBQ on Friday night before heading to Concord Mills to shop. However, I had to work for a few so off to my nearby office I went. Thankfully it was super quick and I was back browsing the stores before any really knew I was gone. I refrained from shopping except for buying the girls new bedding. I would show you a picture but it’s in my van which is at the body shop as we speak. More on that later.
Saturday morning was a wonderfully lazy Saturday morning. Mid-morning we headed to my Mom’s to spend time with everyone. We did, well, not much! The kids played, we watched TV and just chatted. After lunch we headed to a festival across the street from their neighborhood but it was small and had all sorts of activities the kids liked like face paint, hair color, petting zoo and one of the best balloon animal-makers I have ever seen.
Best of all, all proceeds went to the Children’s Attention Home. It’s weird when I think of that place now because I think, our son could be living there now. Weird, right? The rest of Saturday evening was spent back at Mom’s. The kids dyed eggs and did an Easter egg hunt.
Sunday morning was of course church for Easter and then Easter dinner with my family.
We scooted off to Carowind’s for the afternoon with the whole family. We branched out past the kiddie part and it was a real treat. Emma rode her first loop-d-loop roller coaster, The Cyclone.
Emma is sitting to my left. I wish you could see her smiling and our fingers linked!
We linked our fingers on her handlebar and halfway through I looked to find her head down through the loops. I thought she might be getting sick or scared but at the end, you couldn’t wipe the smile off her face. She really enjoyed getting a big congratulatory hug from her daddy.
Sunday evening we spent with Scott’s family eating dinner, doing an Easter egg hunt and just watching the kids play together. It was a nice relaxing evening.
I certainly did not want to get up this morning but the kids were off to school and we had to get the cars to the body shop to get all that hail damage fixed. We got a toy car for a rental (Chevy Aveo, to be precise). Scott hit his head on the ceiling handle bar trying to turn and see what was behind him to his left. But the best part of it is Emma asking me what those things were:
Oh dear. Next thing you know those darn kids won’t know what a steering wheel is!