A Rest Day and Some Pre-Easter Revelry

Today I took a rest day. Four days in a row of getting about six hours of baby-induced interrupted sleep then getting up with the alarm at 5:30 a.m. were not doing me any favors. I passed the kids off to Hulk for bedtime and crashed early last night, “sleeping in” until 6:30 this morning. I feel so much better with the extra sleep, and I’m sure my legs will thank me on my run tomorrow.

Yesterday was gym day for my Spitfire Athlete strength training program. I headed to the fancy Equinox gym for squats, bench, and deadlift. Awkward no-I’m-not-taking-a-picture gym pic time.

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I like how my bedhead is making my bangs flip out. I didn’t even try to fix it, it was too rad.

On the family front, the grandparents sent the kids some Easter goodies, so we had a little plastic egg party. Buttercup is a little confused around her first Easter.

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Squish tried to be a good brother and help her out. And for some reason they’re both in their St. Patrick’s Day shirts. I didn’t plan this, I’m not that crafty of a blogger mom.

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“Mercedes needs more eggs.”

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the new baby rocker! Remember how I went to the StitchFix launch a few weeks ago? Well, I won a 4Moms rockaroo infant rocker* in the raffle! It’s so pretty.

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The fabric is really soft and velvety, and the rocking mechanism is really quiet. It’s a front-and-back rocking motion as opposed to the side-to-side motion of her current baby swing, so it’s a good variation for baby placement options in the apartment. Plus, the little stuffed toys on the mobile are easy to pull out, so when Buttercup gets big enough to grab them she can easily pull it out to chew on play with it. Normally she goes after the attached toys to her mobiles and jumper chair and cries when she finds they are firmly attached. If you’re expecting, I would definitely recommend this for your registry.

That’s all for today. I’m just taking it easy, still eating my super awesome Whole30 food (on day 6!), and living the dream.

Now go make it a great day!

*No affiliate links in this post, just for info only. I’m not that cool.

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Easter Festivus

Really this post should be titled, “How I Ate All the Things.”

We survived yet another family holiday. After realizing that I had boiled all of our eggs for egg dying and didn’t have any to make the egg casserole for Easter brunch, I set foot out into the city to try and find a store that was a) open and b) had eggs left. Three stores later, I ended up at a 7-11 to score the last dozen of mostly-intact eggs. This is when planning ahead would have been nice.

When I returned from my shopping expedition, Squish was up and we checked out the goodies the Easter Bunny left him.

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The Easter Bunny was going to fill the eggs with jelly beans, but at the last minute decided to put in coins instead. But that’s okay; he still received his annual allotment of Blue Dye #2.

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Peeps on a stick! Who knew?

Brunch turned out awesome despite my last-minute running around for ingredients. We had egg bake with bacon, cheese, and green onion, fruit salad, and some pastries I picked up from the bakery around the corner. On the fancy china, of course.

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Then we enjoyed the awesome weather San Francisco was having. My folks took Squish up to the roof to get his bike riding on while Hulk and I lounged by the pool. Then it was time to head to my sister’s place for Easter dinner. We got cleaned up,

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I can bring my bike, right?

And headed North to Napa, where mimosas and piles of deliciousness awaited us.

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Amanda even got me sparkling white grape juice for my mimosas! Didn’t even miss the real thing.

Then we ate. And ate. And ate. And Squish found some hidden eggs so he mostly ate chocolate.

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I think it was pork tenderloin stuffed with some spinach stuff and topped with cumberland sauce, asparagus, beet and goat cheese tartine, and homemade fresh-baked bread! Nom.

And then we rolled home.