Why is (almost) everything more fun with kids? As much we sometimes (all the time) gripe about a lack of sleep or planning the day around nap time or no longer sneaking out for late night movies, life is seriously a blast with Henry in it.
This was Henry’s second Easter and oh, it was so good.
We went up to Gillis’ parent’s house for the weekend and thankfully (thankfully!!!!) the weather was the best it’s been in so, so long. Maybe since last September? It was hot, so hot, and so sunny and we were all sweating and starting to turn a bit pink.
In Sweden, for some reason you celebrate the major holidays the day BEFORE the actual holiday. So we celebrated Easter on Saturday. I am not 100% the real reason why this is done, but everyone seems to like this since there is usually a lot of drinking (snaps and beer) involved and then you can spend the actual holiday in your pyjamas, being lazy, and perhaps a bit hungover.
Our kid woke up at 5:30 am on both Saturday and Sunday- so there was no lazing about for us. There was a lot of coffee and lego building.
The whole Hedlund clan came together under one roof for two nights and Henry was ecstatic to be around so many people. The kid loves people and eggs apparently. On Saturday we did an egg hunt and followed by painting eggs. Afterwards, I put Henry down for his nap and two hours later he woke up by yelling “eggys!!!” and spent most of his weekend running around either screaming “yay!” and clapping for everyone/thing/himself or pointing out ALL OF THE EGGS! EGGYS EVERYWHERE. It. Was. The. Best.
Henry painted three eggs, two of which he threw on the ground a few seconds after covering them in paint.
And did we talk about the weather already? I know we did, but let me just remind you how amazing it was. Barefeet, grass, sweat, freckles. So hot that we would run inside and chug down glasses of ice cold water like it was summer. But it’s only mid-April! Easter weekend, you were too good to us.
Henry wore his Easter-finery- which was yellow pants, a denim shirt, and a bow-tie. He has a slightly dorky haircut right now (sorry!) with super short bangs. But I have no idea how to cut boy-hair so I usually just make something up as I go. My goal is to let his hair grow out this summer into those wonderful red, crazy curls he gets.
Oh and just a side note, we had a few photos snapped of us in the blaring sun which we promptly deleted because ARE WE REALLY SO PALE? It was kind of disgusting. Here’s to a slightly healthier skin tone in a month or two… (I’m all about sunscreen but after 6 months of dark, grey sky my body is all about the sun).
Here’s me and the boys. It’s crazy to think that in less than two months we’ll be hanging out with another baby. Henry rubs is belly and says very slowly “baaaayyyy-beeee” and then pulls up my shirt and tries to bite off my huge belly-button. One of the pitfalls of pregnancy, I get the biggest belly-button in the universe.
But yeah, this Easter weekend will be remember as one of the better, best weekends our tribe has ever had.