What an amazing and GREAT Easter and weekend I had!!
Our Easter started out with Dave. myself and the kiddos heading out to Brunch at Seabirds Kitchen, which doesn't take reservations and only sits first come first serve.
So we made sure that we were there right as they just opened - good thing because 5 minutes into our visit and the entire place was packed full and there was a wait!
About to have Brunch
After filling our tanks quite well, we headed back home and to do the Easter Egg Hunt, Baskets, and Pictures...
The kids couldn't wait togged out the door and start finding the treasure filled eggs!
One thing the Easter Bunny filled the eggs with were polished and tumbled Gems and Minerals - they will last a lifetime, and are much better for your teeth than candy...unless you bite into them!
Then plenty of surprises were found inside of Dominic and Cosette's Easter Baskets (the little girlies got their baskets while we were at Brunch).
Having a great time!
The weather did however get awfully warm, and once there was a little break between festivities I had to head inside, collapse and cool down a bit!
But not for long before we were back at it again, and doing our annual Springtime/Easter Photos.
And then finally the clan was off to the Gardens and Fashion Island - well guess what... Roger's Gardens was never even open on Easter to begin with - good thing we called ahead before driving there!
So we wound up at Fashion Island and none other than the bookstore! LOL
Luckily we all love books, and we spent a lovely time choosing some new reads. I of course had my nose in the travel books - primarily the Barcelona, Algarve, and Luxembourg guides!
Then off to dinner we went...
And finally to the movies... A 10pm showing of Batman v Superman. Some of the group had changed their wardrobe, while others had not.
The movie was not the best and didn't have much of a storyline. But oh well at least I think the kids enjoyed it to some extent.
And then last but certainly not least, it was time to see what the Easter Bunny had brought meeeeee!!!
A basket full of totally fun surprises! And we all know how much I LOVE surprises!!
So then I sat there and realized that we are all done with the Holiday season - major holidays that is. The next BIG one isn't until Thanksgiving. And we don't start gearing back up until October, when we warm up with Cosette's Birthday and Halloween.
Of course there will be plenty to do until then, and I'm not rushing a thing. But it got me thinking about how early Easter was this year... I mean, it was only a week after my birthday, and usually we get a bit more of a breather between the two.
So I looked up a few things...
Thanks to Earthsky.org I found out that:
The earliest possible date for Easter is March 22 and the latest possible is April 25.
There are 35 dates on which Easter can take place. There won’t be another one as early as yesterday’s Easter Sunday until March 25, 2035.
The earliest Easter in the 21st century came in the year 2008 (March 23, 2008). Another March 23 Easter won’t come again until the year 2160.
The last time Easter fell on March 22 (earliest possible date) was in 1818, and the next time will be in 2285.
The century’s latest Easter will occur in the year 2038 (April 25, 2038). After that, it will next fall on April 25 in the year 2190.
Pretty crazy stuff!
Ok guys that's a wrap. I'll be back tomorrow for a fun Travelin' Tuesday... See ya then, -T
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What a lovely Easter we had yesterday! The only one from our family that was missing was Danielle's husband, Carlo (insert sad face), otherwise, we were all together!
After brunch, we went back to the house and the kids could not wait to go swimming! I made not one, but two trips to CVS while they were in the pool.
The first was for eggs and Easter decorating sets for them. When I got back to the house, I realized I had forgotten what I had originally gone for...swimming goggles.
So, back to the store I went - ugh! I decided to reward myself with a hot chocolate from Starbucks on the way back. lol
THE KIDS LISTENING TO GRANDPA'S INSTRUCTIONS FOR SWIMMING RACE
LITTLE MIKEY LOVES THE POOL!
KELSEY WIPED OUT AND TAKING SOME RAYS
After hanging out at the pool, we enjoyed an amazing dinner prepared by my sister, Danielle! We had a delectable lasagna, along with a green salad and chicken cutlets. YUMMY.
I will admit, dessert was the best part! Lots of Sicilian pastries and cookies!
Travel wise, I have been thinking about when I can fit in a little road trip. I'm thinking some time in the summer?? So, here's what I'm thinking... New York, New York to Chicago, Illinois.
One of my favorite online resources to use when planning road trips is ROADTRIPPERS.COM.
It enables you to plan a route and advises sites along the way, accommodations, restaurants and roadside attractions.
POSSIBLE ROUTE FOR NEW YORK TO CHICAGO ROAD TRIP
Date-wise, I'm contemplating the week the kids get out of school for the Summer, prior to starting horseback riding camp.
I'll tell you more about my possible trip tomorrow as part of my Travelin' Tuesday feature!!