Easter 2015

Easter 2015 (can you tell who is in their terrible twos?! Stinker)
Easter 2015 (can you tell who is in their terrible twos?! Stinker)

Easter this year was fairly low-key… That is if anything with 3 small children can actually be referred to as low-key.  My brothers birthdays are April 5th and 7th so we celebrated their birthdays Saturday night with dinner at my Mom and Dads.  It was a fun evening with just our immediate families (and my brother and sister’s significant others, which is so fun!).  This meant the Easter egg dying had to be done before we left for Nana and Papas… I’m not creative at all so Easter Egg dying is not my favorite activity, and this year I seriously considered not doing it again until Shae starts asking to do it… It essentially turns into the kids getting down and running around and Clint dying the eggs…

Emmett being especially helpful... trying to eat the unpeeled egg
Emmett being especially helpful… trying to eat the unpeeled egg

Sunday morning we were up bright and early to do a small breakfast and Egg hunt before 9am mass.  The kids were only somewhat interested in the egg hunt (I hadn’t talked it up too much), and we kept it small and inside because it was too cold to go out before Church.  This year I decided to color-coordinate the eggs for the hunt, Shae got pink/purple eggs, August got yellow eggs, and Emmett got green eggs… this way it was fair and I could put Cheerios in Emmetts!  I liked this tradition so it may stick in the coming years… We shall see.

The outtakes with 3 small children are the best- no one was injured=success!
The outtakes with 3 small children are the best- no one was injured=success!
Seriously August?!?
Seriously August?!?
Alleluia!!
Alleluia!!

We went to 9am Mass and the kids were (very surprisingly) pretty well behaved!  My whole family was there so there were lots of extra hands to help, and I only had to step out once to let Emmett get down and crawl around a bit in the cry room.  He is just not good at being contained right now, which I only assume will get worse in the coming months/years.  I absolutely love Easter Mass and all of its significance, and love brining my children to church to celebrate with us.  Shae has mastered the Our Father and it is so amazing to watch her hold hands and say the Our Father with the rest of the congregation- so humbling!

We stopped by our house for 20 minutes after church to do a quick egg hunt outside. aka kill time before brunch.  Next we were off to Easter brunch at Hillbrook with 20 adults and 4 children 3 and under… it was chaos and I definitely wasn’t able to have much small talk with my family.  Someday I will get to sip (hot) coffee and have conversations again, right?!

No time to stop and look for pictures- there are eggs to be hunted!
No time to stop and look for pictures- there are eggs to be hunted!
No time to stop and look for pictures- there are eggs to be hunted!
No time to stop and look for pictures- there are eggs to be hunted!

After brunch we had the rest of the day “off”… meaning we spent it at home working on one of our 5 big projects we are in the middle of right now.  Clint is rebuilding the columns on the front of our house so that we can get the house painted in the next few weeks.  This has been a big project on our “to-do” list since we moved in so we are very ready to have it completed.  Overall it was a great Easter weekend- full of family, fun, and food!  What more could a girl ask for?!

Just your average Sunday at the Gallaghers...
Just your average Sunday at the Gallaghers…
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