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Our Lovely Long Easter Weekend...

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.

The Easter bunny has been and gone and we now have at least a year's supply of chocolate currently taking up space in our cupboard causing us to have a tremendous amount of lost willpower.  Our four day weekend was just what we needed, a chance to relax and have some quality time together as a family.  I couldn't have asked for anything more and I am sad it is over for another  year. 

I have been feeling really emotional this weekend, I don't know if it was seeing the magic on my girls faces while out hunting for eggs, seeing my 90 year old grandparents and creating memories that I treasure so much each time, or just spending time with different members of my family but I have had to blink back tears on a few occasions as I have sat back and watched the people I love having a good time.  

It was a quiet yet subtly hectic weekend- Friday was spent over at my grandparents having slow roasted gammon and hunting for eggs on their farm, Saturday we went over to my Dad's where my other grandparents were visting, Sunday we went to a local farm for a day out with my sister before going over to my Mums in the evening as it was her birthday and Monday was spent being lazy and doing some tidying and baking.  It was just a laid back lovely weekend with two little girls who were on their best behaviour considering the amount of E numbers consumed.  (Although on Thursday night Mads drew a masterpiece on my new wallpaper with biro and we can't get it off but I couldn't hold a grudge with a three year old all weekend!)

Below are some photos and a (rather long) video of our bank holiday weekend together.  Why can't every weekend be four days long and full of chocolate?  

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A little early Easter treat.

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Bunnies everywhere.

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The girls Easter baskets- a gorgeous Jellycat bedtime bunny and mouse, the obligatory bunny ears, chocolate friends and marshmallows.  We normally have them on Easter Sunday but we had them on Friday this year as we went over to my Grandmas for an egg hunt.

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The little hand knitted chicks from my Mother in Law had kinder eggs hidden in them- Mads loved them and said 'Wow' when she realised there was her favourite treat inside.

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The cheekiest Easter bunny that there ever was.

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We went over to my Grandparents for lunch on Good Friday with my Mum and the rest of the family.

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Ready for egg hunts.

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Some new friends guarding the egg bucket.

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Hunting.

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Mads had a great time searching for eggs in Great Grandma's garden.

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'Found one Mummy!'

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Checking out her big sisters loot.

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My Mother in Law made the girls these gorgeous 'matching but not matching' bunnies and my Mum also made them a lovely Easter basket each.  They were very spoilt with little treats.

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More friends.

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Mads went for a walk with Great Grandma (they live on a big farm with lots of gorgeous land) and picked me some flowers.  Her little face was so cute, she was so proud to give them to me.

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On Saturday we went over to my Dad's as my Grandparents were visiting from Wales.  Nothing is more special to me than these family times, we are aware how lucky we are to be able to make these memories.

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Digging in the garden with Grandpa.

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 Sharing a joke with Daddy.

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On Sunday we went to the farm that we went to last year, Mads loved feeding all the animals.  I didn't take many photos while we were there cause I didn't want to get my camera wet (obligatory British bank holiday rain) but I took some quick video clips. 

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Because when my girls are grown up they will really want an awkwardly posed photo of their Mummy and Auntie in front of a ridiculously old fire engine.  Who wouldn't?  

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Mads and I did some Easter baking on Monday because with all the mountains of chocolate we had in the house we just needed that little bit more sugar.

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I love this photo of my Nana and Mads.  I will treasure it for all the happy smiles.

A little video of our weekend too.  It is rather long, anyone who gets to the end can have a leftover Easter egg.  Maybe.

 

 

All in all it was a lovely weekend.  One of those ones where you just feel thankful to have a slightly boring ordinary life.  Roll on the next bank holiday!

 

NB We were very kindly sent the Jellycat bunny and mouse for Mads and LL's Easter Basket. Thank you! :)

Comments (80)

  • Notmyyearoff

    Notmyyearoff

    22 April 2014 at 07:09 |
    Lovely ohotos. It looks like a really nice and long weekend filled with lots of activities. I love the photo of LL checking out Mads' loot. Just to check :)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:41 |
      She wasn't happy there wasn't as many in hers. ;)
  • Little Miss Alba

    Little Miss Alba

    22 April 2014 at 08:52 |
    Absolutely beautiful post capturing so many amazing memories. The girls look on thei element and the LL is the cutest little bunny. XAx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:41 |
      Thanks lovely. x
  • Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    22 April 2014 at 08:58 |
    Beautiful! Looks like you've had such a lovely weekend xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:41 |
      Thanks lovely. x
  • Leanne @suggys.co.uk/Leanne

    Leanne @suggys.co.uk/Leanne

    22 April 2014 at 09:05 |
    Awww Beautiful Photos Hunnie and I love the girls Crochet Bunnies! sooooo cute :) Happy easter x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:41 |
      Thanks Leanne x
  • Kim Carberry

    Kim Carberry

    22 April 2014 at 09:14 |
    Aww! It sounds like you had a lovely weekend!!
    Gorgeous photos x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:41 |
      Thank you! x
  • Super Busy Mum

    Super Busy Mum

    22 April 2014 at 09:14 |
    That video was just the most beautiful thing. The music you chose for it was completely perfect. You guys are really the most gorgeous wee family! lol

    Pleased you guys had a wonderful Easter! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:41 |
      Ah thank you for such a lovely comment Debs. x
  • My Two Mums

    My Two Mums

    22 April 2014 at 09:40 |
    Looks like you managed to fit in as much as us this Easter. We even managed a farm visit in the pouring rain. Love the gorgeous Easter baskets. :)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:40 |
      For some reason whenever we go to the farm it always rains. ;) x
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    22 April 2014 at 09:47 |
    Oh my. This is amazing. I love everything, the photos and the video.
    Your family all look so wonderful and your grandparents in particular really made me feel so happy. I'm not surprised you felt emotional, I had tears as well as a big smile watching the video.
    Mads is such a beautiful little girl, and LL just looks so happy and cheeky. You can tell they are both loving life, as they should.
    Well done for being amazing parents. Your girls are really so lucky to have you and Mr E xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:40 |
      Ah Lauren your comment made me well up a bit, thank you. x
  • Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations

    Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations

    22 April 2014 at 09:49 |
    Love the gorgeous springtime colours of all your photos! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:40 |
      Thanks Claire. x
  • Lotte

    Lotte

    22 April 2014 at 10:01 |
    Looks like you guys had an amazing Easter, wish we had done an egg hunt Hayden would have loved it. Will defo do one next year he'll be 3 then. Love the photography - Happy Easter from us xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:39 |
      Thanks Lotte. x
  • Emma

    Emma

    22 April 2014 at 10:39 |
    Looks like you had a lovely weekend :) I love your videos, they're so cute. It's so nice to spend time with family and make special memories xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:39 |
      Thanks Emma, I am really pleased with the video. x
  • Ritz

    Ritz

    22 April 2014 at 11:30 |
    What beautiful post! Everything is so cute - videos, photos, memories...your family is beautiful :) xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:39 |
      Ah thank you. x
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    22 April 2014 at 11:56 |
    Gorgeous pics and I love the video! I didn't even get eggs this year let alone a hunt, we were away though so that's my excuse ;) x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:39 |
      Thanks Jess, and don't worry about not doing one, some people don't bother with Easter. Any excuse for chocolate for me. ;) And blog post fodder. ;) x
  • PottyMouthedMummy

    PottyMouthedMummy

    22 April 2014 at 12:39 |
    Oh lovely!!!! You guys packed a lot in and what gorgeous memories xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:38 |
      It didn't feel that busy but yes we certainly did pack a lot in looking back! x
  • Carin

    Carin

    22 April 2014 at 12:46 |
    Lovely photos and video. What a full and rich weekend you had! I absolutely love Mads' cheeky smiles when she sipped her drink and took the first bite of the cake..."oh, this is so good, I can't believe I'm getting away with this!"
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:38 |
      Haha yes she was allowed a fizzy drink to share with Grandma for the first time ever and she thought it was the best thing! x
  • Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog}

    Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog}

    22 April 2014 at 13:28 |
    Lovely post! love the video too, do you use Imovie to edit?
    Your girls are beautiful, remind me of my little girls! We spent our Easter visiting my dear Nan in Devon, :)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:38 |
      Thanks Natalie. x
  • LauraCYMFT

    LauraCYMFT

    22 April 2014 at 19:45 |
    Lovely post. Such a great video. Mads looks like such a sweet and fun little girl and LL just looks like the happiest little girl ever. What a lovely family!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:38 |
      They both have their moments but they are very happy really. x
  • Jenny

    Jenny

    23 April 2014 at 07:46 |
    WOW looks like you had an AMAZING Easter with family. That's awesome. You will have these memories forever and so will Mads and LL I am in awe of all your photos. They are stunning. Your girls are so beautiful!!! Lovely post.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:37 |
      Thank you Jenny for such a lovely comment. x
  • Lucy

    Lucy

    23 April 2014 at 10:26 |
    Looks like a lovely Easter weekend, crammed full of spring time loveliness. My little miss has that little bedtime bunny from Jellycat, she's a big favourite, and the little man has the matching bedtime bear.... great minds think alike it would seem! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:37 |
      Great minds do certainly think alike. ;0) x
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    23 April 2014 at 10:26 |
    Looks like you have had an amazing Easter! You've created many wonderful memories! x x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:37 |
      We really did thanks Charlotte. x
  • Michelle

    Michelle

    23 April 2014 at 11:45 |
    Another beautiful post of your gorgeous family. The video and photos are lovely :) xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:36 |
      Thank you Michelle. x
  • Alex Bump to Baby

    Alex Bump to Baby

    23 April 2014 at 12:37 |
    Your photos are beyond beautiful. So clear! Looks like you all had the most fantastic time! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:35 |
      Thanks Alex! x
  • Leilani

    Leilani

    23 April 2014 at 13:19 |
    Love all these magical pictures! Okay your blog will definitely be one I come to for inspiration when I'm working on my photography.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:35 |
      Ah thank you Leilani. x
  • Rachel - 3yearsandhome

    Rachel - 3yearsandhome

    23 April 2014 at 14:08 |
    Love, love, love the video. Your girls are just the cutest. They're going to love this when they're older.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:35 |
      Thanks Rachel, I hope they will love it, I would have loved to have seen video of me, we don't have any. :(
  • Peggy

    Peggy

    23 April 2014 at 15:38 |
    Aww this video is so beautiful!!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:34 |
      Thank you. x
  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    23 April 2014 at 19:42 |
    I started watching the video thinking I probably wouldn't watch it all but I couldn't stop, so precious! You must be so proud to have such a special family and it looked like the perfect weekend xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:34 |
      Ah thank you Hayley, I am very proud of them all as I am sure you are of your gorgeous boys too. x
  • Kara

    Kara

    23 April 2014 at 19:58 |
    It looks like a wonderful Easter, I did not take enough photos of ours, I love jellycat the kids have so many of their toys.
    Every time I see a glimpse of your Living Room in pics I fall in love more xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:34 |
      Haha thanks Kara, I love my living room too, it's a happy place to be. x
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    23 April 2014 at 21:35 |
    I barely took any photos this easter but ours was full of family days too. Looked lovely
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:34 |
      Family days are the best aren't they?
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie

    24 April 2014 at 13:35 |
    Your girls look SO cute in their bunny ears! These photos are all so beautiful. I'm glad you a had a great weekend!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:33 |
      Thanks Stephanie. x
  • The Dad Network

    The Dad Network

    24 April 2014 at 15:35 |
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:32 |
      Thank you. x
  • Fritha

    Fritha

    24 April 2014 at 18:14 |
    I love their baskets!! Beautiful pictures as always xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:31 |
      Thanks Fritha. x
  • Kerry @ohsoamelia

    Kerry @ohsoamelia

    24 April 2014 at 19:30 |
    Beautiful photos! I love the one of LL sat at the table with the bunny ears so cute!!! Looks like you had a lovely Easter xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:31 |
      Thanks Kerry! x
  • brinabird and son

    brinabird and son

    24 April 2014 at 22:21 |
    All so heartwarming and lovely! Such beautiful smiles.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:31 |
      Thank you! x
  • Donna

    Donna

    25 April 2014 at 19:32 |
    Your life may be slightly boring and ordinary but it seems perfect to me! What a lovely weekend! Your girls have so many people in their lives that love them, very lucky! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:31 |
      Ah thank you Donna. x
  • Carie

    Carie

    25 April 2014 at 20:32 |
    It sounds like a perfect weekend - I love the bunny ears! And yes, she will want a picture in front of a fire engine - or you might for bribery and corruption purposes - my aunt had great fun pulling out all of her pictures of nephews and nieces on her tractors at our weddings...!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:31 |
      Exactly, you never know what could be worthy of a bribe or two. ;)
  • Vikki Holness

    Vikki Holness

    26 April 2014 at 18:33 |
    I think this is quite possibly one of my most favouritest posts and videos of yours EVER! You have such a beautiful family Katie and i feel so privileged that you allow us all an insight in to it. Looks like you had the perfect Easter weekend xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:30 |
      Ah thanks so much Vikki, your comment nearly made me well up. I am so soppy. ;0) x
  • amummysview

    amummysview

    26 April 2014 at 22:23 |
    Stunning photo's as always looks like you had a beautiful and fun weekend.

    http://amummysview.com
    xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:30 |
      Thank you. x
  • Coombe Mill - Fiona

    Coombe Mill - Fiona

    27 April 2014 at 15:32 |
    Lovely photos and video capturing all those special memories that you will treasure. Spending time with family and having fun together is the best, thanks for linking up and sharing yours with Country Kids.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:30 |
      Thanks Fiona glad I had something to link up for once. x
  • Sonia Constant

    Sonia Constant

    27 April 2014 at 18:38 |
    Great photos - as always :) Is that Thurleigh farm by any chance? ha-ha.
    I love the baskets, great idea to put all the little animals in there. Your little girls are just so beautiful. xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:30 |
      It certainly is, my kids love it there! x
  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    29 April 2014 at 08:27 |
    You have the best photos ever! A very very colorful, vivid and bright easter =) #countrykids
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      29 April 2014 at 17:29 |
      Ah thank you so much, what a lovely thing to say. x

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