Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend Recap

Happy Easter everyone!

Not trying to brag or anything, but our Easter weekend was pretty AWESOME.

Saturday was Joey's 31st birthday and unfortunately he had to work that day.  It really kinda sucked because he couldn't come with us to the Easter egg hunt at the Asan-Maina community center.  It was our first time going there since we're not really residents of the area but I was really amazed at the effort that was put into it.

I didn't have much time to take pictures of everything because I was by myself with the kids so I wasn't able to go around and take proper photos of the set up and activities they had.  Plus we didn't really know anyone there so we were kinda hiding in the back.

Before the egg hunting began, they started the festivities off with an Easter hat and Easter basket contest.  The contest was announced previously so kids came with their home-made hats and baskets all ready for competition.  The winners received baskets full of goodies (the kind you see at the store that your kids kick and scream for but you don't buy because it's like $40)  and my kids have already started planning what they're gonna make for next year's contest.

After the contests, the egg hunts began!  I was really surprised that they had every single age group!  Even adults were able to participate so it really was an event that the whole family could get involved in.  Once all the eggs were found, the kids opened their eggs and found tickets in some of them.  We were kind of confused as to what the tickets were for so we thought there would be some sort of raffle drawing.  Then the mayor announced for everyone to bring their tickets to the stage to redeem them for prizes.  Every ticket gets a prize - how awesome is that?  Uh, SUPER AWESOME!

Oh, and another super awesome thing:  food!  Yup, they had several tables full of fried chicken, bbq ribs, pulled pork, spaghetti, fruits, cakes, and even a punch station!  It was really an amazing thing seeing how well the Asan-Maina mayor and her staff put this event together.  They really take pride in their village and show it well.

By the way, did I mention that the whole event was free?!  Free egg hunt, free prizes, free food, all of it was courtesy of the Asan-Maina community and other sponsors.  I really cannot say enough about how spectacular it was.  The kids and I really enjoyed ourselves and we are definitely going back next year!

When Joey got home from work that afternoon, we took the kids to the movies and watched The Croods (in 3D, of course).  It was such a fun movie and the kids really enjoyed it - they were laughing the loudest in the theater!  I'm so glad they're already old enough to sit through a movie - no more running up and down the aisles and jumping up and down on the seats.

That night we went down to Joey's mom's house to celebrate Joey's birthday with food, family, and friends.  It was nice being able to hang out with everyone away from the field...though all they talked about was baseball anyway.  Lol.  The boyfriend enjoyed himself, and that's all that really matters.

On Easter Sunday we headed down to Merizo to Joey's sister's in-laws' house where they have an Easter celebration every year.  The food there is always delicious and the kids have so much fun! 

Dress:  Macy's  //  Earrings:  Claire's  //  Sandals:  Soda

Oh, and a few of you may have seen this picture on Instagram already, but it was just such a funny scene I had to post it here and explain it to you.  But first, what do you think is going on in the photo below?

Okay, now get your minds outta the gutter!  He wasn't checking out my backside and trying to cop a feel (though I really don't mind when he does) - I tucked his sunglasses into the back of my dress and when I told him that he was looking for it in the wrong area.  Typical guy.

See?  Sunglasses found.

♥ Duckie.


  1. I need to learn that sunglasses trick. Glad your Easter weekend went well. Certainly looked like fun.
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  2. what a great easter egg hunt! these are great pics and your youngest daughter is your mini-me!

  3. mind was in the gutter as look phenomenal!! love the colors on you!! I tried to take some ootd pics...but Aubree wanted to be held...typical, lol. I am happy that your Easter was great!!


  4. Hey girl!

    It looks like you had a nice day to enjoy spending time with your loved ones :]

    Definitely wanted to comment and let you know that I love your sandals!!! Where did you get them?


  5. LOL so funny! Typical guy =)

    Looks like your Easter was a blast! I LOVE free events!

    I can't wait until I can go to the movies with my kid(s) someday... my husband and I were movie junkies and would go almost every weekend! Ok, mostly an excuse to hang out in the AC but still- money well spent.


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