Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter & Conor's Birthday Party

We quickly realized that the people we would have over for Easter were the same people we'd celebrate Conor's 3rd birthday with; so being the smart people that we are, we decided to combine the two occasions.

The day started out as a typical Easter morning: baskets and then church. We let our visiting nieces (Emily and Anna) sleep in ... waking them up for 8:30 mass seemed plain old mean. (They went to 12 mass instead). At 2:00, Eric's parents, my brother and his family, and my mom all began to arrive. Our house quickly became a hive of energy and noise (thanks, mostly, to my side of the family!) :)

Our nephew Ian decided to host an egg hunt for Annika and Conor, which they thought was the best thing ever. They had a grand time running around the front yard scooping up the eggs that were scattered to and fro! It was a great treat to have a warm, sunny day on Easter ... egg hunts in parka and under umbrellas just isn't quite as enjoyable!

After stuffing ourselves with an early Easter dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes, salad, rolls, and carrots, we turned our attention to the birthday portion of the day. We all gathered in the front room to watch Conor open his presents and then stuff ourselves even more with chocolate dump truck birthday cake. (Don't worry, the cake construction will get its own future blog post.)

It is sort of funny how one present can take on a life of its own. This time, it was the spiky hat that Eric's parents gave to Conor as part of his present. The hat is insanely cute and really fun to wear. Whenever Conor wears it, he roars loudly, so we've dubbed him "spiky-a-saurus."

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made Easter and Conor's birthday celebration so much fun!

Annika investigating her basket goodies

Chocolate bunny!!

Egg hunting we will go!

See what I got!!

Egg hunting fun

Present time!
Spiky hat boy!

Kat rockin' the spiky hat

Troy adding some cool to the spiky hat

Conor looooooooves the football from his big cousins

It is so hard to be the non-birthday kid!

Cake time

Conor blowing/spitting out his candles

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