We packed our Easter weekend to the brim and my inner control freak was jumping up and down because we had multiple sets of plans and lunches to pack and there was no turning back.
We started the weekend off with a trip to pick up a new (to me) dining room table I found on Craigslist, while Coop hung out with his Grandma. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but this was the longest Craigslist transaction in the history of Craigslist transactions. This was going on a week of back and forths and I was convinced it just wasn’t going to happen and then it did. We met the woman and her boyfriend at a “friends” house who just so happened to be her ex-husband. I don’t want to know. Then we stopped for a quick lunch at Moe’s where we saw a middle aged guy (with his wife!) ordering a burrito at the busiest time of the day IN HIS BOXER SHORTS like it was nothing. I looked at Corey and he just nodded without even saying a word. It’s like everyone was looking around like “is this guy serious?” Yup, totally serious. He even had questions, “What’s my burrito called?” “Do I get any sauce with this?” DUDE! You’re not even wearing any pants? How can you worry about salsa at a time like this?
After the shock wore off, we finished up and headed to my mom’s house for Coop’s first Easter egg hunt and a few pictures since we skipped the Easter bunny again this year.
I’ll have you know I cut and hemmed those shorts myself, on my sewing machine no less, and had a total I’m a real mom moment afterwards. Those two straight lines are so strangely satisfying. Even if they are a little wonky.
We attempted the nearly impossible task of getting a family picture. Close enough! Then we went home and did a lot of this: On Sunday we had the great idea to go to the zoo thinking it wouldn’t be too crowded. Well, that was stupid. It was indeed a Zoo out there. But once we stood in line for 15 minutes for tickets and waited another 45 minutes for a bike, we had a great time. Renting the bike really is the way to go. In the words of my mother, “do you really need another picture of the bear?” Besides, it’s a killer leg workout!
At the end of it all we were exhausted (Coop took a 3 hour nap!) but it was a day well spent.
These are the days!