beware. long post.
isaac and john’s spring breaks overlapped a bit, right around easter weekend. so, we decided to load up and head to new york for easter in blah-tavia.
we had hoped to make the drive up in one shot. we picked up ike from school at 130. which would put us there around midnight. but, there was a rockslide in west virginia. and some longer than hoped stops. and some snow. and the realization by my mom that we weren’t bringing an air mattress and that there was nowhere for our foursome to sleep. so, we stopped in a hotel. and anna did this cute thing:
we leisurely rolled into town on thursday morning. and got busy doing easter things. like buying a butter lamb. (wikipedia)
anna took some sink baths. she’s obsessed with water. she washes her hands about 40 times a day. and i have to drag her out of the tub screaming, long after the water has gone cold and her fingers and toes are wrinkly raisins.
on saturday, we headed to aunt eleanor’s for an easter egg hunt. (my mom’s isn’t conducive to egg hunts for various reasons). we didn’t have baskets, so we were ghetto with our plastic bags. the kids didn’t care.
we planned to go visit my gramps in the nursing home on easter morning. they had a little brunch and some music and even an easter bunny. anna wanted nothing to do with him. isaac thought he was cool. if i were them, i would be creeped out. especially when he spoke with a gruff man’s voice and instructed isaac to look at me so i could take a picture.
on monday, we packed everything up and headed to leslie’s in buffalo. we would hang there for the day and then spend the night and get on the road in the morning. it was cold and windy, but the kids still insisted on hanging out in the yard. with chickens.
we rolled out tuesday morning. for the long ride home. bleh.