Day Five – Easter Sunday

My parents are coming over for dinner – my kids do not really like traditional dinners like turkey, chicken or ham .. so we decide on lasagna and Caesar salad. Yum.

Dad with Daughter

12:03am Rosie wakes in a panic saying “daddy, daddy, daddy” she seems out of it. She had a bad dream. It’s takes me a bit to snap her awake so I can talk to her and help calm her down. Give her a big hug, accompany her to the bathroom, drink of water and a completely off key round of you are my sunshine and she’s back asleep.

2:17am Harvey wakes – his diaper leaked again. Go through the usually routine. New bedding. New pajamas. I guess laundry in the morning again. I think my wife is right (don’t tell her), we need to drop his bedtime bottle, if we want him to sleep dry.

7:06am-9:14pm Harvey wakes first, he seems confused by the Easter baskets. The cats left them alone. Surprisingly. While I’m making coffee, Rosie ninjas down the steps and digs in with delight and smiles ear to ear. By the time I realize what’s happening, she has the ears on, her princess underwear in her hands and is on the hunt of the jelly bean eggs the Easter Bunny hid. We empty out the baskets, find the eggs, take multiple adorable pictures in their bunny ears. Great start to the morning! It’s nice out, time to suit up and hit the park!

9:23am-11am It’s beautiful out! We stay at the park as long as we can. The only thing that  will stop us now is the impending storm or lunch time. They played perfectly together at the park, Rosie was great with the other kids, even picked dandelions for all of them and handed them out like the little garden fairy she is.

The kids miss their mom so much – I’m wearing thin on them. Just 2 more sleeps until she is back. It will be good to see her. Really good. They need her. So do I.

They do a great job on the grilled cheese I made for lunch – probably because I promised them more jelly beans if they had a good lunch.

12:27pm-2:13pm Harvey is down but it took longer than usual. Rosie is going stir crazy – wants to bounce around the house… I need her to be quiet for about 10 minutes to ensure that he goes down. Will be messy if he doesn’t. She’s not listening. She is stubborn sometimes. And I’m tired. Not the best combination. I do love who she is becoming. Every day more and more of her true personality comes through. She will do wonders in her life and I’m already proud of how great she is up to now. The future is bright for her. She will be smarter and better then I ever was… this excites me. After all, isn’t that what we want all our kids to be? For the student to surpass the teacher.

She wants to play “you’re the zoo keeper and I’m you’re lost kitty” I have never heard of this one… yep it’s exactly what you think it is. Love her imagination. She comes up with full back stories, character development and the emotion of all the animals in the zoo. Cool to watch it unfold.

2:20pm-5pm My parents will be here at 230 – they arrive just as the after nap chaos begins.<