Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bunny Fest!

You can imagine my lack of hesitation when I read about an Easter-themed tour of a local chocolate factory; Bunny Fest.  I think I had spots reserved for the boys before I even finished reading the article.  Choco Logo.  I didn't even know it was here in Buffalo, but now I do, and all is finally right with 
the world.
During Bunny Fest, this small factory opens their doors to where they make magic happen, and when I say magic, clearly I'm referring to CHOCOLATE.
Several stations were set up for the kids to participate in the magic.  Everyone got to make their own bird nest; warm melted chocolate with toasted coconut, topped with chocolate eggs. Can't go wrong with that.


Wesley totally scored points with me when he decided (on the ride home) that toasted coconut on chocolate wasn't for him.
You're now my favorite, Wesley.  Just kidding.  Maybe.

I could stand here forever too, boys.

After "assisting" with the making of the salted chocolate turtles (see the finished product in the background) the boys took a few minutes (like seven) to eat their chewy creations.
    ...and oh yeah, there was a rabbit face painting station there, too.  Buck teeth, and all.
Yep, another picture of my boys smiling and being unusually comfortable with a giant, creepy, talking rabbit. (Hey Easter Bunny.  If you don't have visible moving mouth-parts, maybe you shouldn't speak.  Just a suggestion.)  Is it too much to ask for a picture of them screaming on Santa's lap or the EB's lap?

This last picture was taken on the way out the door - the sugar had already started to kick in and this is the best we could do.

Stay tuned for one more Easter-related post from our egg hunt this morning...or, maybe I'll just post another photo of the boys grinning from ear to ear next to the Bunny, himself, because you know they didn't hesitate to run right up to him (her?) and give him hugs.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Unprovoked Love (and circles.)

I'm not a fan of pop culture currents.  In fact the thought of an LOL or ROFL makes me cringe.  Most pop music, too. Then there is this little "heart" thing I see every single teenager doing (thanks Justin Beiber) and that too, drives me nuts.   That being said, it's abso-freakin-adorable when my kid does it!

In the middle of breakfast this morning, Andrew looked up form his scrambled eggs and said, "Look Mommy, it's a heart!"  I love how he's cross-eyed in the picture; admiring the shape he created with his fingers.

After seeing me pull out the camera to document the now-completely-acceptable cuteness, Wesley didn't hesitate at all to immediately share his own hand creation. "...and I made a circle!"  He was so proud!  

Monday, March 25, 2013

Re-Cap on Me Falling Behind (again.)

I'm trying some new things on the blog.  As you may have noticed (honestly, how can you miss it?) I have a new blog header.   I have no idea what I'm doing, which explains why it could be the next topic for a documentary on Discovery Channel.  The Girl with the Gigantic Blog Header.  It's huge, and I'll be fiddling with it as I have time.   Just bear with me ;)

And just who do I think I am fooling?  It looks like I'm never going to get to Part II of my Favorites Party post.  What can I say?  I feel exhausted and spread pretty thin right now, and honestly, I'd much rather go to bed early than blog in the evening. I know, I know.  I'm preaching to the choir.  What mom doesn't feel like this most, if not all the time?  If you want to know more about the party, check out my friend's post on it over at Robyn's Little Nest.  It was a great time and we had a lot of laughs.

I also wanted to do a St. Patrick's Day post.  Won't be getting to that either as Easter is less than a week away now, but I'll share these pictures with you all from the parade we went to.  We got to see my adorable niece Irish step dancing with all her little friends in the parade.  It was very, very cold (and Wesley had a bit of a temporary meltdown, complete with frozen elephant tears), but it was totally worth seeing her skip past us with a big smile on her face.
Mullet wigs are always a good time! (Unless you already have a mullet.  Then they can get pretty steamy underneath.)
                           
Daddy and his leprechauns
The fam. Yes, it was THAT cold.

Watching the fire engines
Finally! A family pic of the 4 of us!
My little leprechauns, before the festivities.