We started off the week by taking Zoey to the doctor and poor thing had bronchitis. But she was a tough little thing and after a night of antibiotics and dora she was ready for her Daddy & Zoey day!
Z’s school was closed for Good Friday so Eric had a special day with her. She was SUPER pumped! The planned on going to the McWane Center but when they showed up and saw the line wrapped around the outside of the building they made a quick U-Turn to the zoo.
After their fun-filled morning to the zoo E took Z to his parents for lunch. It ended up being a big party there with Papa, Nana, Jillian, Tanner, Nichole, Bella and Mae-Mae. So needless to say Z’s fun day got even more awesome as you can see in the pic below!
Eric took her home for a late nap followed by tricycle time in the driveway. It was the cutest thing pulling up in the driveway after work to him trying to teach her how to pedal her bike!
Once I was home we packed up real quick then hit the road to go camping with my parents. We made it there a little before dark but for some reason Z had a complete meltdown on the way there. It was BAD…like REAL BAD! But we made it and once she was out at the campsite and saw her baby blake she was fine. Oh that girl…I will have all gray hairs before too long!
Later that night Honey gave Z her Easter Basket that was full of bug catching things. And wouldn’t you know around 10 pm at night she had my parents out and about walking around to catch her bug! It was too funny watching my mom jump in a running shower with all of her clothes on in the bathhouse to get Z this bug flying around!!
The next morning the Easter festivities continued when we all headed over to the big Easter Egg Hunt the state park was putting on. There we met up with all of my family who didn’t end up spending the night at the campsite. Zoey had fun seeing the Easter Bunny, riding the Easter Horse, and jumping in the jump-jump. But by far her favorite was the 10 THOUSAND egg Easter Egg Hunt! And this year she was ALL about it and really excited! I wasn’t sure how she was going to do but baby girl was fast and able to fill her Easter basket to the top with eggs. Crazy how far she has come from last year in Boston (you can read about here).
After the hunt we all went back to the campsite for lunch, bike rides, more egg hunts, and really just to hang out with everyone. It was SO much fun and really the best day! We left right at nap time for some good nap snuggles.
Later that night we were off to our churches Easter service which was great and you can watch here.
The next day was Easter morning and it was absolutely perfect! We took our time getting ready, did Easter baskets, made breakfast, dyed Easter eggs, read the easter story and just CHILLED while it was raining outside. Then all three of us took a long nap! Perfect, perfect relaxing day as a family. I LOVED it!
Once Z was up from her nap we went over to Eric’s parents house for dinner. Just about the time we got there the rain stopped and the sun actually came out so we could have an Easter egg hunt with all the kids! It was perfect timing and perfect weather for a yummy dinner on the back porch! We ended up hanging out there all night and had the best time watching tv with E’s parents with Z played with Jillian and Norman. It was a perfect way to wrap up our Easter.
Monday we were back to the real world. And we kicked it off with a bang by taking Z to the ENT. Where I created this nice little video for the doctor!
Yep…I am THAT parent that video’s her kid snoring at different times then splices together a nice little video for the doctor. He was cracking up over it and said I was the first parent to ever do that! But we ended up finding out that baby girl is going to have to get her tonsils out! The doc said they were 5 times bigger than what they should be and were so big they were touching and he was not even sure how she was eating solid foods without choking! Poor thing!!! But the bright side is he said he 100% believes this is why she keeps waking up every couple of hours at night and believes once they are out then she will be a sound sleeper! WHAT?!?! I don’t know what I will do if I get to sleep without waking up ever 3-4 hours!
So that about wraps up our week! And I know this has been a really long post but before I go I have to brag on Eric a bit. I can not tell you how much he has stepped up lately to be a great husband and father. I am SO incredibly grateful for him and all he has done for our family lately. I can not tell you how happy I am right now in this exact place in our life. He has been working hard for our family and it is certainly being noticed by me and Z. I can not brag enough on his parenting lately. Patience, patience, patience he has had for Z and watching him “Connecting while Correcting” has been awe-inspiring. We both read all the books and had our parenting plan in place but it has been so nice to see him work with her during her “hard times” especially when I am at a loss and just about to be ready to check myself into the crazy house. Never would I have thought seeing him lovingly discipline our daughter would make me fall head over hills in love with him. So Eric…It is being noticed! I am so thankful for all the hard work you are doing and forever grateful for all you are doing to be a better husband and father to us!