Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Easter Weekend (Nature Center & Easter Sunday)

Saturday morning, we made resurrection rolls for breakfast

Then we did one step on the playset before ordering some carryout lunch, cuz I was SOOO tired of cooking. After lunch we got in the van for a drive. We went about 1.5 hours north to another state park. We drove through the tiny town of Yoder:

We made it to the state park, but on our way there we passed a nature center. Once at the state park we realized it was not much of anything and only trails through the sunny prairie, so we decided to turn around and go back to the nature center. 

Potty break as soon as we got out of the van


The hike was so nice. Felt so good to be outside. Of course the kids complained as soon as we started: that the drive was too long, that they were ready to go home, that they were hot in the sun, cold in the shade, you know normal things. 


It wasn't that large of a nature center and we made our way around it pretty quickly. There were fun story book pages throughout the center that we'd stop and read. We made it to the lake area with a little water fall. Saw a snake and some turtles in the water. 


Walk around the lake over to the dock area. The buildings were closed but luckily the bathrooms were open and there were a lot of people fishing for trout in this tiny lake. Hopefully not eating these fish, this lake was tiny! We ain't in Minnesota anymore :-( 

We went back to the van to grab the snack and some water since everyone was dying of thirst... they started climbing back into the van complaining to go home not hearing us the umpteenth times saying we were not leaving. I wanted to see this other area we hadn't gone to, which was just on the other side of the building. Finally talked the kids into coming along bribing them with their snack. It was a children's area, they were sure glad I made them stay cuz we spent lots of time playing here. 


We were there for a couple hours, maybe. Headed back home, picked up dog food and did a carry out dinner that we took home to eat. 

Baskets out for Easter morning: 


As you can see we were up before the sun to explore the baskets and a full day of candy eating even though they didn't have much candy, but they LOVED it, lol.




Even though we didn't have church to attend the kids wanted to get dressed up which was nice. We did some crafts before lunch and then colored Easter eggs. 


Emma liked wearing her ears, no body else cared to this year. 


Dinner was a Costco ham, green beans with bacon and pecans, and a celery root stuffing. Veggies MOST. 

Sharing photos of our weekly calendar with their teachers: 

And that's a wrap on 2020 Easter. 

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