Hi friends! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! Ours was filled with lots of sunshine and smiles, so I’m sad to see it come to an end. Stupid weekends and going by so fast! No fair 😉
Friday: Pancakes to start the day. I threw Wes in the forward facing carrier while I whipped these up so that he wouldn’t start the day on a grumpy note. PS: It worked!
Once breakfast was digested, we headed downstairs so i could squeeze in my workout while Wes jumped in the jumperoo. He ended up falling asleep in it when I only had my cool down left, so I was able to easily transfer him to his crib then hop in the shower and get ready for the day.
I headed over to the store really quick since I had some clothes on hold for Wes from when we went there the day before and their registers weren’t working. After Wes woke up and had lunch, we all got dressed and headed out to run a few errands.
Then it was time to see the Easter bunny! I was shocked that no malls in the area do the Easter bunny like they do Santa, but Alison texted me a few days before saying he was going to be at Bass Pro (of all places!). The photo was free and all we had to do was wait in a line for about 30 minutes. Not too shabby.
No smiles, but no tears either. I call it a win. We lucked out and caught a couple of snaps with Wes once we got home. I didn’t want to take him out of his cute Easter outfit!
We had a FILLING lasagna dinner then watched some TV downstairs before calling it a night.
Woof, I’m full just looking at that photo!
Saturday: I opted to start of the holiday weekend with a yummy and healthy breakfast- Shakeology! I just mixed this one with almond milk and it hit the spot. Not to mention, it kept me satisfied for hours. (Food RARELY does that for me!)
We had a great, lazy morning before we hit the road! The Canmore dream home opened and we wanted to take a sneak peak. We stopped for a little fuel- gas for the car and coffee for the mom 😉
On the way up, Wes got a bit antsy for some snacks then promptly fell asleep mid-nosh.
Our intentions were to just go to Canmore and have lunch there, but since Wes was sleeping we decided to go further on to Banff for a lunch at Park Distillery. The menu looked great and we thought we picked winners, but unfortunately Tyler’s fish was not cooked at all. Even worse, the waitress wasn’t even that great about it. She didn’t charge us, but she also didn’t seem very sympathetic at all. Just….nothing. It bothered both of us that she just couldn’t seem to be bothered by the situation.
At least it didn’t phase Wes! He was happily munching on all the food I brought him, plus some grapes from my salad.
We walked around for a bit before heading back to Canmore to check out the house then back home!
Once we were home, I stayed in with Wes while Tyler went out to run some pre-Easter errands. The little crawling machine was having so much fun with a sleepy Layla. Then even more fun when he got naked and played peekaboo with one of his favorite blankies.
Wes went down really easy..mostly because he had a eventful day out of the house + he was expending so much energy all afternoon! Phew.
We had turkey meatballs for dinner then watched the first Star Wars movie. I fell asleep before it was over and ended up having one of the best sleeps in a while! Love when that happens.
Sunday: Yay for Easter! I was a klutz and left Wes’s basket in his closet before he went down, so I wasn’t able to put it all together until he woke up! Not that an 11 month old is going to know, but I still felt bad! haha.
Tyler even picked up some flowers, chocolate and PROSECCO for me. YASSS
He had also picked up cinnamon buns the day before (is it snooty for me to say I only really prefer the homemade ones? Doesn’t mean I didn’t eat one!) and I bought him some Easter egg fudge while we were up in Banff. Ummmmm delicious.
We enjoyed eggs benedicts for breakfast. I could eat it every darn day.
I wanted to take some Easter photos of Wes, but the little bugger is too quick for my camera! He finally (sorta) fits into a pair of knit shorties that Tyler’s grandmother made.
Tyler spent a good portion of the day tending to a smoked chicken which turned out FANTASTIC. The flavor was just so so so good. I contributed our favorite potato salad and then we cooked some veggies.
The rest of the day was pretty laid back- I walked the dogs to the library to return a book, then finished off with a big loop around the neighborhood. We tackled some house stuff. And of course, we played with this sweet little guy- who was more interested in the dogs than us.
That’s it from our end! How was your weekend??
Love Wes’s easter outfit! Looks like a great weekend, but Sunday’s with Mimosas’ tend to be good 😉 We had a great time with both families this weekend, but I’m looking forward to a low key weekend next weekend with NO plans!
thanks! No plans! I need to read about it net week haha
Lots of pics! His facial expression with the bunny though…priceless!!!
at least there were no tears!
That sounds like a perfect weekend!! So strange there’s no Easter bunny in the malls there, there is here!! I find the mall bunny soooooo creepy though.
i know…it’s a money maker and malls are losing out! They are pretty creepy though
I just love all your pictures of Wes in his bow-tie! Too adorable! Mall Easter bunnies freak me out so we skipped one of those pics with our little one! Curious….do you know if Shakeology is compatible with someone who is still breastfeeding? I’m assuming it is?
It is! I drank it while I was still breastfeeding and loved that it not only kept me energized, but it worked wonders for my supply! (I’ve read a ton of literature on its safety which pregnancy/nursing and have not seen any negative side effects!) I’d be happy to chat with you more about it:) if you want to email me at jennifer(dot)l(dot)linton(at)gmail(dot)com I’m always available!
Thanks!! It’s been ages since I had Shakeology and am thinking of adding it back into my routine (because let’s be real, it is soooooo good). I’ll shoot you am email if I decide to dive back into it!
it really is SO good. (i will totally admit that I use a spatula to get all the nooks and crannies from my glass when I’m done)
Cute baby and delicious food as usual!
It’s so much harder to get photos once they start moving! I have so many more these days of Abel than Swede.
i just don’t want him to look back to his baby photos and only see blurs hahah
Sounds like a pretty amazing weekend! And Wes is just getting cuter and cuter by the day. I didn’t get a picture of the girls with the Easter bunny because it was super expensive and the bunny looked creepy. Haha. Love prosecco!!
we lucked out with the freebie. I don’t think i would have paid for it. we would have just sat him next to his basket or something
Wes’ photo with the Easter bunny was too cute! Love how you dressed him 😉 I’ve never had Easter egg fudge, but boy it looks yummy!!
Edye // Gracefulcoffee
thanks so much. It is really good- it’s a vanilla based fudge with a chocolate swirl and cadbury eggs!
Love his outfit with the easterbunny!! Soo handsome!! Boo to bad food in the mountains!! Oh how I could go back. Canmore was our favorite!! That fudge looks delish!! Glad you had a great weekend!!
i know…it’s even worse that they uncharge the restaurant prices since it’s in the mountains. GRR. I’ve tried to comment on your blog a few times, but it doesn’t seem to like me
I cannot eat more than one piece of PB toast before any workout, which I hate because after I am SO hungry!!
I agree, any photo of your kid with the Easter bunny and not screaming is a win, I know I would not get Avery within a 100 feet of him lol.
What is that Mini Egg treat!? They are my favourite!
its a large hollow egg and a small bag of mini eggs 🙂
Sounds like you guys had a great weekend 🙂 That easter bunny is creepy looking- but then again, they all are!
he/she wasn’t too bad! Better than some of those Santas!
Sounds like a great weekend! You guys ate some awesome food!! Wes is cute as always! He may be on the move, but you still get great shots of him! I can’t do the adult easter bunny – too creepy! Makes me think of kinky fetishes! hahaha!
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