Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Weekend

 Dane was out of school on Thursday and Friday for Easter break. On Thursday, we ran some errands and caught a movie at the theater with the awesome leather reclining seats. Whoop!

Mason was out of school on Friday only. He drove Mom down on Friday afternoon for the Easter weekend. On Friday night, Ed took them all to Don Bigotes for their delicious street tacos and beans. Seriously the best! (See the "Kidney Stone" post as to why I didn't join them.)

On Saturday morning, we all got up and headed out to the Tomball Farmer's Market. We loaded up on fresh vegetable and nuts. Love this Saturday morning activity.
We did a little shopping in a couple of stores in downtown Tomball.
Mom found a cute top in her favorite color on clearance. Yay!
After all that walking and shopping, we headed off for brunch. 
Mom looks like an Elton John wanna-be in those funny sunglasses I had laying around in the van.
We ended up at one of my favorite local places called Allô French Rotisserie, in Vintage Park.
Mason ordered french toast topped with fresh fruit. He cleaned his plate in lip smacking delight.
 Dane ordered rotisserie chicken and fries. He cleaned his plate as well.
Mom ordered cheese grits with braised brisket. She too gobbled it down.
I didn't get photos but Ed ordered Croque Monsieur (open-faced ham, Gruyère, mornay, Dijon mustard, sliced country bread) and fries. And I had my absolute favorite, Curry Chicken Salad. So yummy!

Back at the house, Dane and Nanny began dying Easter eggs. Mason went to the bike park and I started prepping and cooking for Sunday's Easter feast. Ed took a nap!

On Sunday, we had an egg hunt in the back yard. What fun! Even the dogs were out sniffing for candy!

Uh, oh! Someone found some confetti eggs!
They didn't wait long to open the eggs and discover their sweet treats.
Dane was in charge of games. He had several games set up for us including this riddle game he made for the occasion.....
 an egg toss game.....
 a dress up game....
 and a game of Chicken Foot!
We had an Easter feast of glazed ham, purple mashed potatoes, jalapeno sweet potatoes, cheese grits, green beans, roasted basil carrots, deviled eggs, and yeast rolls. (We will be eating left overs all week and then some!)

As a final activity, Dane and Nanny decorated buckets as hats. They were artistically creative and got cute results.
 It was a fun weekend. We enjoyed our time with Mom and Mason.

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