We had an awesome Easter weekend and the 45 pictures below tell a better story than I can.
Mike and I took Friday off and I'm a firm believer that if I'm going to use PTO I better be on a fabulous vacation or doing some out-of-the-ordinary and FUN thing - so we took a day trip to Stillwater. Although the weather in the morning was cold we played outside at Teddy Bear Park, then climbed 200 steps to the top of a bluff to enjoy a view of the lift bridge, walked down main street, visited a candy store, walked across the lift bridge to Wisconsin, and ate lunch at a restaurant featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" (a staple show at our house when we are exhausted on Friday nights from the long work week and have nothing better to do).
|Playing at Teddy Bear Park|
|These two are so full of wonder and joy|
|Yep - this is why they call it Teddy Bear Park|
|When you're on an adventure and having a good time - why not break out into dance on the street?|
|Climbing the stairs - our version of a Stillwater hike|
|Enjoying the view of the bridge|
|Miles wanted to take a picture of us - just like his mama. He did good!|
|A store full of candy??? Miles and Hadley went right for the first barrel of sweets they saw in the doorway.|
Saturday morning we celebrated with pre-Easter festivities. We ventured to the Chanhassen Easter Egg Hunt for the first time. The kids loved grabbing all of the candy and eggs.
|Coloring Easter eggs|
|This big girl did a great job this year.|
|So proud of their beautiful creations!|
|Yep - we're a happy bunch!|
|Exploring their goodies. Miles exclaimed, "just what I wanted!" when he saw the bubble blower and Hadley exclaimed, "just what I wanted!" when she saw the goldfish crackers.|
|Breakfast with grandma|
|It's always fun to take one goofy Easter picture before mom makes you get serious and take a nice one.|
|But our favorite are the goofy ones...|
|Easter celebration with white-haired Grandpa Nickolay|
|Grandpa told Hadley, "aren't you the sweetest little girl!"|
|I love this action shot of Miles during an Easter egg hunt|
|Sometimes when you're midway through a day full of parties you just need to take a little break and lie under the table.|
|One of the highlights of the day was playing with Jenna and Sam on their farm and petting all of the cats and dogs.|
Thank you all for spending the day with us and hosting us for Easter!