Our trip was a success and Sabine enjoyed all of her little car goodies! The best toy was a tie between the slinky and reusable stickers. The least favorite toy was the coloring book, which was a big surprise because typically Sabine loves to color. The favorite snack were the Annie’s organic bunny crackers and the least favorite were the goldfish. Stay tuned for our next big trip – a two day drive to Alabama and back during Christmas (God help us all).
As for the weekend, we had an amazing visit with my extended family. I don’t get to see my family very often so it is always a treat. We stayed with my aunt at her new house in VERY rural PA. Like, so rural I had no cell reception or internet for the entire time, which was a delightful surprise as I am working to disconnect from technology a little. I have to be honest, though, by the time we were headed home I was getting a little twitchy. WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENED ON FACEBOOK??? Newsflash, nothing happened except a lot of people wasting a lot of time!
We woke up Saturday morning to snow on the ground, which was a bit of a downer since everyone in the northeast is totally sick of snow at this point. Despite the snow, we layered up and went out for a hike and were delighted to learn that we had found complete and utter solitude. The only other life we saw was one deer, a few birds and some moss making a mighty attempt to thrive despite the never ending winter.
That afternoon my cousin and her daughter took Sabine and I to Kraynak’s to visit Easter Bunny Lane, which evidently is a western PA tradition. It was… interesting. The Easter Bunny Lane was the same as when my cousin, who is going on 40, was a kid and the Easter Bunny at the end was both dirty and creepy and potentially the same one as when she was a kid. But we had fun and got a hilarious photo of Sabine and bunny to add to our growing collection of kid torture photos.
The next day was Easter. My aunt went out of her way to get the family together so all the cousins could meet Sabine and have an egg hunt. Sabine LOVED all the attention and took her egg hunt extremely seriously.
It turns out my child is too sensitive to eat her Easter bunnies and Peeps. Instead she spent the afternoon kissing and rocking them. Later she made a house for the Peeps out of a crate and lined them all up inside and said “night night.” Everyone got a huge kick out of this.
And now, if you made it to the end of this very long and rather boring post, I will reward you with a 30 second video that sums up my family – each kid got a tub of fart putty in their Easter basket. Because nothing says religious holiday quite like a bunch of farts!