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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Weekend Round-Up & Unexpected Blessings

Do you believe Easter is in less than two weeks!? It's crazy how fast this year is going! We had an amazing weekend. So sad it didn't last longer. Friday night Tony and I stayed up real late watching movies. Love those type of in home date nights! Saturday, we left the boys with his mom and went and saw the Hunger Games. It was awesome! Not as good as the books, by any means, but I was still happy with it.

We missed church on Sunday, the boys had a really rough night. We rarely miss, but we did this week.   And naturally, by late morning everyone was back to themselves, so instead of staying inside the rest of the day, we took the kids to a local farm for their Easter Egg-Citment party! So glad we did. It turned out to be a great family day!

 Petting the chicks.. I love how Dom's shirt reads, "Chicks dig me" How fitting. ; )
Vanni needs to learn a few more lessons on being "gentle" with the animals, but he LOVED petting them most of all! He got so excited.

Even though Dominic's feet couldn't even reach the pedals, him and Daddy had so much fun "wheeling" around the track.
One thing I learned, is little boys need to be just that, little boys. And sometimes you just got to let them RUN! (I love how his feet aren't even touching the ground!)
That's our little bucket head. :) As we were waiting on Peter Cotton Tail to lead us to the egg hunt, Dominic decided to turn his bucket into a hat. He LOVES hats! And to him everything can become a hat. ;)
This was Dominic's very first Easter Egg hunt. Last year, we were settling in with a newborn and then on Easter it was a rainy nasty day. But, Dominic quickly learned and become an Easter egg hunting pro!
The boys got to meet the Easter Bunny. I thought for sure Vanni would freak, but nope he LOVED him! Although he did wonder why the bunny picked him up. Oh the sweet memories. 
He become a pro at egg hunting too! 
 After the hunting, we went on a tracker ride. Giovanni's favorite! He 'danced' the hole time with excitement. 
 It's was so beautiful and peaceful. Almost, makes me wish we lived in the country. 

 So...we stood in line for Dominic to get his face painted..and what did he tell the lady he wanted...A MUSTACHE!!! No joke. Couldn't even make this up!
Such a silly little 'man'
Sometimes life takes you places you weren't expecting. I'm sad we missed church, but thankful for the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day outside with our family. We now have memories we will cherish.


  1. Great pictures of your weekend, Rachel! Your adorable "Bucket-Head" reminds me of our 7-yo. He was the same exact way when he was younger...actually, he's basically the same exact way now, too!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, girl. Well besides missing church. You took a lot of great pictures. I love the first one with the tractor in the ground ... very clever of the place you went ;) We have been blessed with warm weather I'm glad you and your family got to enjoy it :) I'm your newest follower by the way; Rachel (such an AWESOME name if I do say so). Feel free to follow along at the happily ever after project

  3. Looks like a great weekend! I love Dominic's mustache. :)


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