We started out the week making some yummy snacks to take to the Easter Egg Hunt for our Moms Club.
Matthew has been quite distraught about the whole thing and it definitely put me in a bit of a funk as I was super excited to go. Growing up, Easter was always at grandma's and even though it's now small and different, it's a great place to celebrate and we all can't wait to see grandma soon. Croup (or Catherine's version) is really tough because she acts very normal during the day, even when she's up wheezing all night, so it's hard to remember she's sick (or at least contagious). We also picked up a fun Easter flower arrangement for grandma that's now sitting here and the bicycle the Easter Bunny was going to bring Matthew (we wanted to get him one earlier than his birthday so the Easter Bunny chipped in) is at her house. We are keeping our fingers crossed we can stay healthy enough to go next weekend.
In the meantime we are making lemonade out of lemons and Matthew and I had a very nice mother-son day. We headed out to the Museum for their egg hunt again. Matthew was ecstatic to run into one of his friends (combined with his new, dorky "cheese" face that he uses even when he has not been asked to smile):
We ended up heading across the street to another big egg hunt put on by a local church. While we had no intention of making the egg hunt (which we missed by about 3 minutes), we ran into a lot of friends both attending and helping with the hunt. Matthew got his face painted with a football by one his favorite babysitters (and found some chocolate to eat of course!)
We managed to make it back to the Museum just in time for a Big Bird planetarium show. They recently overhauled our planetarium and we had never been so it seemed like a good time. Matthew really enjoyed it!
We ended the day with our first burgers on the grill for the season and preparing the house for the Easter Bunny's arrival. Catherine is still coughing a lot at night but the medicine keeps her from gasping and (mostly) from waking up which makes her (and me) more pleasant to be around. Now if we can avoid the probable ear infection on the heels of all this goopiness we will be golden!