Thursday, April 11, 2013

Easter in Minnesota

Easter weekend was our first long car ride with Jude...and he was amazing! You would think 10 hours in the car to Minneapolis with a 2 1/2 year old would be torture, but boy did he surprise us. We left at 4am, allowing us about 3 hours of sleep for the big guy and the rest was a breeze. But who wouldn't behave when you knew Neil and Sidney were waiting for you. NOBODY!

It was such a fun filled weekend. We finally saw their new place, played all day at the Mall of America, frequented their favorite spot - Pat's Tap - and had a night out at some great Minneapolis hot spots. Let's just say that I didn't realize the toll the Harlem Shake has on one's neck if you dance to the whole 3:13 minutes. It was totally worth it.

But more importantly, we must thank Marcia, Sidney's mom, for watching Jude for us. He had so much fun playing with matchbox cars and foam balls, plus devouring the Peeps she brought for him. YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!! Thank you Marcia.

Eggs on the windows. The Easter Bunny stopped early so I could have my basket for my car ride.

Pilot and Co-Pilot.

Good morning. YOOOOOGURT Bites!

Snack bin and toy bin.

Best invention ever. Wizard of Oz and Shrek are life savers. 

We got there in record time and the festivities commenced. 

Mall of America day:

First roller coaster with Daddy. This is scary.

It's like a choo-choo train. This is awesome!

Lego Land and blue cake ice cream. This is the best day ever.

Another ride. Hot air balloons. 

Walt Disney store purchase and a push from Uncle Neil. Nothing but curls. Time for a nap.

Our night on the town. Thanks for being fabulous!

The Night Before Easter:

We were told that Minnesota has the best soil for planting jelly beans.
We also had the best dinner. Neil and Sidney smoked ribs, chicken and tofu. No words!

Easter Morning:

Easter Egg Hunt!!! This is awesome. Neil and Sid outdid themselves.

Look at all these friends holding on to some colorful eggs.

They are everywhere. 

I'm going to eat all the chocolate.

And a basket! The bunny found me.

THE BEANS GREW INTO LOLLIPOPS! This is fantastic soil for planting jelly beans. 

Thank you Neil and Sidney for being the best hosts and friends. You are truly some of the coolest people we know! Jude approves of this message. 

"Where my Aztecs at?!"

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