Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Easter + Spring 2020

Last year we stopped by Springville City Park to enjoy the blossoms and take some pictures with our then 6 month old baby. With COVID-19 this year, I was worried that the park would be crowded and we wouldn't be able to go this year. But we showed up on Saturday morning and had the entire place to ourselves! Oliver loved running around in the open space after being cooped up inside for so long. Even thought taking family pictures with a tripod is incredibly difficult (we literally got 1 with all of us), I'm glad we took the time to snap them. Oliver is changing so quickly that this stage of life feels like it will be gone before I'm ready. But that's how it goes right?

 Ollie has been the sweetest little quarantine buddy. He and I have figured out a pretty good routine now, with breakfast at 8, then a walk, snack, nap, and by lunchtime Tayler is usually home and we can all eat together. 

 Easter! I never realized how fun it would be to fill my baby's Easter basket. I shopped the end of season sales last summer for Ollie's summer clothes this year and it was fun pulling out all the items I've collected. I want to make that a tradition, buying a spring/summer wardrobe for kids the year before and then gifting it at Easter. 
I made these healthy-ish peanut butter bars so that I wouldn't eat as many Reese's eggs, but I ended up eating both the Reese's eggs and the peanut butter bars so that was a win. But I do recommend the recipe! Super yummy + easy. 

1 c natural peanut butter, 1/3 c pure maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla. Mix. Add 1 c almond flour. Press into loaf pan and freeze. Melt 1/2 c choc chips with 1 tsp butter and spread on top of frozen mixture, and freeze for 10 more minutes. 

Later in the day we went over to Tayler's parents house for an Easter dinner. It was mine and Oliver's first outing with other people since March 15th. Luckily Tayler's work hasn't been affected at all, so he gets out a lot more than us. We put Oliver in Tayler's Easter outfit from 1993 to surprise his mom and she recognized it right off! I love generational things like that, that tie us all together. 
This post is all over the place but that's how my mind feels right now! A million thoughts with no place to go haha. Hope you had a good Easter too and are holding up during this quarantine.

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