Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dinos and Donuts

We decided to do a combined birthday party for the boys this year since their birthdays are only a month apart and they have all the same friends. They both love donuts and dinosaurs, so that's the theme we went with. 
The party was supposed to be outside and the forecast for Saturday was perfect. Then, Saturday morning we woke up to a gray and rainy and cold morning. We had to move the party inside. 
It was kind of a disorganized mess (in a good way). Everyone just played and hung out and ate and the boys would randomly open a few presents and then get distracted by playing with them and then eventually come back and open more.
About halfway through, we put everything on hold to let the boys blow out their candles. 

Paxton went first:
He loved the attention. And joined in the singing. 
Then it was Porter's turn. He also loved the attention. 
About halfway through the song, he got his mouth all ready to blow his candle out and just waited. 
The boys had a blast playing with all their new toys and all their friends and family that could come! 


This was by far the most fun we've had on Easter! Paxton was so excited about every aspect, the egg dying, the egg hunting, the bunny coming, his bow tie...all of it! 

We dyed eggs a few nights before Easter on a night we had been playing outside so baths were imminent anyway. 
They both completely ignored me saying "be gentle!" over and over and would drop the eggs in from way up high with a giant splash. Porter also ignored my advice to do one at a time. 
Paxton was amazed every time he pulled an egg out and it was dyed. Most of his eggs were brown because he was a firm believer that each color needed to be used for every egg. 
Porter was a dye-covered mess by the end because he dropped his in so forcefully. His eggs were all cracked, some were completely shattered. 
On Easter morning, the boys were up super early and eager to see what the Easter bunny brought. 
Paxton was most excited about his blue Corps guy like Daddy used to have and looking at Porter's stuff...

Porter was especially excited about his ladle (for their kitchen), his tiny stuffed bunny and all the candy. 
We went out to hunt eggs which the bunny had hidden in the back yard and then it had rained all night...so most of the candy was ruined. The boys only cared about opening each egg for the candy and eating it...and since it wasn't even breakfast time yet, we just put a stop to the whole hunt. 

We had cinnamon rolls and got ready...
And headed to Aunt Jojo's house for lunch and another egg hunt!
They were so excited about their bow ties...
Then we went home for naps while Jared played football. When the boys woke up, it was time for Easter at Gramsy's house! There was another egg hunt in the front yard (which the boys were now total experts at and Porter slammed each egg into his basket and yelled "BOOM" and then fell in the driveway and scraped his head and got a bloody lip) and Easter baskets. We ate dinner and watched the boys eat way too much candy. 

It was such a fun Easter!