Monday, April 25, 2011


I really should be heading to bed (since it's 10:30, which means it's past my bedtime) but I realized that I haven't blogged in a week, and that is just sad! PLUS, I have to do the requisite Easter 2011 post... so here it is :)

Our Easter went really well. I spent Saturday cleaning the house and getting food ready for Sunday. I planned on making red velvet cupcakes, but instead of doing red food coloring, I was going to do Easter colors for both the cake and the frosting.

Not to brag, but I'm a good cook... however my good-cook-self didn't account for the fact that red velvet cake has cocoa powder in it, and when mixed with pastel colors it turns a lovely muddy color. Lame. So instead of having pretty pastel-colored cake, we had this....
*the flash made it look brighter than it was*
*it was supposed to be pink, blue, and green*
*not so much*

Thankfully, the delicious cream cheese frosting is white so that was easy to turn into the correct colors and they turned out lovely.

Except that I overcooked them and they were dry. So they looked lovely, but didn't taste as amazing as I had hoped. Plus the whole mud-colored cake thing wasn't so lovely. So I guess the frosting looked lovely, but the rest... not so much. Oh well. It still provided sugar, which is always good in my book.

On Easter morning, we put Jax's basket in the middle of floor so that he would see it when he got out of bed (aka- when we got him out of his crib). He was so excited and he carried the basket over to his daddy and said "oooooohhhh" the whole time.
He went straight for the "choo-choo" and daddy quickly opened it so that Jax could play.

He slowly made his way through other toys and candy... and of course had to bite off the chocolate bunny's ears!

He got this airplane lollipop from his grammy and the propellers spin when you push a button... he kept staring at the lights and putting it right up to his face. Too funny!

We got ourselves nice-looking and went to church to enjoy the AWESOME Easter service that our church put together.

I really, really love our church here and that is one of the only things I will miss when we get out of the Army and head back to California. So anyway, the service was great and there were probably 30 people that went forward to the altar call! Isn't that awesome?! And our church had 9 services at our 3 locations, so who knows how many people in total came forward?!

After church we headed back our house and had some friends and their kids over for a BBQ lunch and Easter egg hunt.

I was preparing the food and hubs asked where the chicken was... well, this absent-minded mama forgot to take it out of the freezer. Major fail. So the daddies made a trip to the grocery store to get some un-frozen chicken to grill. In the mean time, the kids just played and had fun. Jax is obsessed with our friends' 5-year-old Taylor. He is alllllways asking for "teeyo" and always wanting her to come over to play. They had a blast looking for eggs and running in and out of the house, and playing on the slide, and getting hyped up on sugar.

None of the kids even ate a real lunch. They filled up on candy and that was that. Ha! The food turned out delish, the time with friends was great, and overall we had a really lovely day!

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