We are a family of 5 humans & 1 canine. The Lang Family was officially established in 1998 when Mommy (Angela) met Daddy (Josh). We welcomed our first child, a daughter we named Caroline, in 2001. Two years later came our second little lady, Carmen. Benjamin, our son, blessed our lives in 2006. Jack is our furry family member.
Our family unit is now complete and on that phase of life where we begin to grow together, learn each other's flaws & perfections, make mistakes, build a home, create wonderful memories (and some not so wonderful memories) and make those critical decisions that will ultimately decide the course of the family's future (yeah, no pressure or anything).
This blog is a documentation of sorts from this point in time & on; the good, the bad, the pretty & the inevitable ugly.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful & blessed Easter holiday! We sure did (:

Friday night, we covered our dining room table with newspaper, rolled up our sleeves and got our egg dying done. Most the eggs this year were made into monsters & bunnies, with an occasional tie-dyed one popping up. They all came out super cute. We attempted to add vinegar to the dye to make the colors more vibrant but other than the lingering stench, we really didn't see any difference. Last year, we used Kool-Aid and were really happy with the way they turned out... & they smelled way better (;

On Saturday, we went to the Charleroi Annual Easter Hunt. It was a bit emotional for me since this is the first year that my two girlies decided they were too cool to participate. Ben had a great time though & even shared his eggs with a little girl who wasn't able to get any. Always a gentleman...
Later that night, I filled up about 50 eggs with pieces of candy and hid them around the house. Then we turned off all the lights and let the kids loose with their flashlights to find them all (: Definitely a fun, giggle filled time.

We woke up Sunday to about 200 plastic eggs hidden around the downstairs of our house, including 12 golden eggs that held some cash prizes. Their baskets were hidden as well. The Bunny left clues to help find the them in the letter he wrote.

They all got a Project Life mini album from Becky Higgins with some pictures of our family to get started. This was a HUGE hit! All three kids worked on them for about an hour & a half while the food was cooking. I also have a PLBH scrapbook so I didn't miss a chance to sit down & craft with my munchkins. Josh is our designated chef in the house anyways so he didn't need me (;

Carmen got the gymnast doll she asked for. She named her Gabby Douglas which I thought was the most adorable thing ever!

Yaya got the most awesome journal I have ever seen. I would have LOVED to have this when I was her age!

It came with the coolest post its, envelopes, dividers & so many other accessories to bedazzle it with! It also came with a stamper that I totally want to thieve for work purposes! Miss Caroline read the text really fast & got a bit confused. She thought that the Bunny brought her a stamper that read
"I <3 $h!%". It actually says "I <3 THIS".
So of course her mistake caused a few giggle fits that morning.

Benjamin got an Angry Birds video game for his Xbox 360 and a volcano making kit. We set the plaster that night, waited the 24 hours to for that to set, painted it, waited another 24 hours to let the paint dry, and then we were FINALLY able to watch her erupt. Needless to say, I think all of the anticipation led to unrealistic expectations of the pending explosion.
Vinegar & Baking soda fizzles.
It does NOT splatter 10 feet in the air.
... Try explaining that to a six year old boy.

And the natural disaster that took place in our dining room is below... it was much too calm for Ben's liking. I think he had the commercial for magic eraser in his head where the father & daughter make a volcano erupt all over the nice clean kitchen and then the mom walks in and hands them the cleaning supplies. Oh well, he got the point.

After all the visiting with Grandparents, Aunts, Mothers, In-Laws, Fathers, Sisters and Uncles, we came home & went to bed. All that running & ham made the entire family fall fast asleep.
It was another wonderful holiday with my favorite four people. I am blessed.


1 comment:

  1. You should do the mentos/Diet pop experiment with him - he'll love it. Of course, do it outside. And regular pop works, but diet is less sticky afterward. And a tip is to make a tube for the mentos, and put a paper or something on the bottom that you pull out, so all of them slide into the bottle at once - because as soon as you drop one in, it's hard to get any more in there. Oh - and have you ever seen this: http://www.eepybird.com/featured-video/the-extreme-diet-coke-mentos-experiments/