Tonight as I tuck in my innocent 2 year old, I can’t help but think of the mother who lost her 8 year old son today in the senseless bombings at the Boston Marathon or the other 2 families who will be receiving heart wrenching news that their loved ones have passed. I am thankful at times like these, BabyBird is too young to understand what is happening around him and that the world outside can be so cruel and cold. I am thankful that I can shield him from the constant news coverage on TV. Twitter and FB lit up this afternoon with reports of the bombings and although I am grateful for being able to access the news so quickly and easily, it is heartbreaking watching it unfold in front of me. While I look outside and see a fresh blanket of snow covering everything, I know that 2,000 miles away those injured, first responders and loved ones are reaching out for answers and praying for the safety of those around them.





April Snow Storms & Easter Recap


Colorado weather is tricky. One day we’ll have 60+ degrees and the next we are down into the single digits. So between the months of February to May you’ll find us in shorts and snow boots all within the same week. Today, we got a good 5-8″ of snow and we are expected to get more tonight.

So to back up a little, Easter was great. Having a little kiddo around any holiday is pretty fun. The night before I set out “Easter Bunny Footprints” I’ve seen other people do this but with flour or chalk (seriously, who has time for that?) so I just printed out a bunch of bunny footprints on paper and placed them from his bedroom down the stairs which lead to his basket.





The books we already owned (ordered from scholastic through his school) and I just got some gardening tools from Target and a box of easter colored goldfish crackers. No 2 year old needs candy in his basket.



Trains & dinosaur books. You can never go wrong with those.



We hid eggs all throughout the house and he got such a good kick finding them all. Which took less than 10 minutes for him to walk around the house and gather all the eggs in his basket. It wasn’t until the end did we show him that there were treats inside. Each egg was filled with either a goldfish cracker or one M&M candy.




Can I just say how handsome this little guy looked in his collared shirt & sweater vest? Needless to say he got the hang of opening each egg and eating the treats pretty quickly.



And the best part of Easter? The bunny brought him a bike! Ha, just kidding. He actually got the bike for his 2nd birthday in February but with all the wacky weather we’ve been having lately, we didn’t have a good opportunity to take it outside. So for Easter weekend, we gave it to him and he loved it.