Friday, May 2, 2014

Easter Weekend - Day 4 - Babies First Easter

For some reason Easter didn't go like I thought it would.  I think I was just having a bad day and maybe subconsciously having anxiety about the drive home or something.  

I had to wake the babies up early from their nap to get to church on time…and then the whole time at church was spent in the hallways trying to corral three busy one year olds.  I'm sure anyone with a 12 month old can relate.  We just wanted to go home, but my mom wanted us to stay to take a family picture afterwards (which I'm so glad we did).  After church we planned to do a BBQ at the park with an Easter egg hunt.  We hurried over to the park, but no one was really ready, so I just threw some eggs down by my babies and pretended they had their own little hunt.  Curtis took them home to nap so he missed out on the BBQ.  

The house we stayed at in St. George was incredible.  It managed to fit all 27 of us comfortably.  But it's still hard with triplets not being home, with your baby gates, go-to toys, high chairs, etc.  I was constantly worried about the babies climbing up the stairs - which Cruz managed to do without me noticing.  Thank goodness he made it up safely.  I was just stressed and overwhelmed that day for some reason.  It all ended up great though.  I just needed to relax. 
17 Easter baskets all ready for the kids to wake up
I didn't really know what to put in their Easter baskets.  I went with a swim suit (which I had already purchased for them anyway, but hadn't used yet), towel, sippy cup, yogurt metlts, and an Easter egg filled with skittles (which I later ate). 

 Grandma and Grandpa with all 17 grandkids - 10 years old and under. **2 more coming in July!**
Such amazing grandparents!
 The whole family (minus my brother John).  My family is seriously incredible.
 My sweet little family on Easter Sunday.  I'm so grateful for them.

 Cruz checking out Julie's Easter basket. 
 He loved the eggs. 
 Kash in his bunny ears from Aunt Jill.  He was the only one that kept taking them off. 
 Kash finding Easter eggs...
 and putting them into his basket.

 Three little bunnies on their FIRST Easter! 
Kash loved putting the basket on his head, then pulling it off to play peek-a-boo.  
 Cruz & Kash
 I love Cruz's cheeser.
Julie was ready for a nap.
We had planned to leave Sunday night and drive back to CA through the night.  After the experience we had driving out, we knew we had to try something different.  We decided to leave at 4am and hope the babies slept the first few hours.  It worked for the most part.  We made it past Vegas when they all started to wake up hungry.  We stopped in Primm and fed them, changed their diaper, and got them out of the car for a little bit.  They were happy the next hour or so, then it came time for a nap.  Julie did awesome again and the boys were over it.  They cried on and off for a while.  Cruz finally fell asleep and twenty minutes later Kash was screaming and woke him up.  I was SO frustrated.  I sat in the back again and tried to keep them semi happy for the last few hours.  We probably should have stopped again to feed them, but we just wanted to get home.  The last hour and a half was brutal, but we finally made it home.  It was rough, but at least a little better than the drive out there.  I'm SO excited to be home and don't plan on taking any road trips for the next few years.  I would never have missed Drew's baptism, but if I had to do it all over again I think I would have flown into Vegas or St. George or something.  Oh well, live and learn. 


BabyPlus said...
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BabyPlus said...

OMG! You have the most adorable kids I've seen on blogger! I just love how they favored both you and your husband. Easter definitely looked fun for the bunch. I hope everyone is fine and healthy. Lots of love!

Julie Louly @ BabyPlus