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Easter in the Elwood House

By Danielle |

Happy Easter!

Easter really isn’t a huge deal in our house. It is mostly about getting together as a family and of course all the Bunny and Egg stuff. But other than that it is just like another Sunday dinner with the Grandparents, plus or minus a couple extended family members.

We almost made it through the whole day without candy too until I discovered Grandma had put sugar free jelly beans inside the plastic eggs my oldest nephew hid for the kids. I guess I could let those slide, it wouldn’t have been Easter without a hand full of jelly beans.

Big props to my mother for finding sugar free ones too and respecting my no sugar rule this Easter. That is why I love her so much!

Overall it was a fantastic day. The kids had a lot of fun and ran out most of their energy.

By the time we got in the car to come home everyone was out like a light!

How was your Easter?

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Easter with Toddlers


The boys set off into the back yard looking for all the Easter eggs that had been hidden by that mysterious Easter Bunny. Please don't mind the landmines of toys.

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11 thoughts on “Easter in the Elwood House

  1. Melissa says:

    Kudos on the sugar free holiday. Every parent has differing thoughts on “sugar-free” candy though. I’m one that is on edge about artificial sweeteners (sucralose, nutrasweet, etc…) after reading some of the studies on their affects, and I hae 2 family members that are allergic. So for me those jelly beans may not be that awesome of a choice. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us!

  2. Jenn says:

    Are you expecting again?

    1. Danielle says:

      @Jenn – No, I am not expecting again but that certainly was a nice attempt at a backhanded insult. I feel great and weigh the least I have in seven years!
      But thanks for your concern with my uterus! I appreciate it!

  3. Melissa says:

    Actually, I was going to say that I really thought that dress was cute on you! You don’t look pregnant at all.

  4. Kristen @ Birthing Beautiful Ideas says:

    You look amazing Danielle!! What a cute dress.

    And I so get wanting to limit sugar–especially when it comes to the grandparents. My mom called last week to tell me that she wasn’t going to put much candy in the boys’ baskets…and I had to make sure that she ALSO wasn’t going to add lots of junky toys that would be thrown out by the end of the week. ;)

  5. Jamie says:

    What I don’t understand is why someone follows someone that they clearly have no respect or liking for. Obviously some people’s mammas didn’t teach them any kind of manners or how to utilize them. And, if you think this comments about you, you’re probably right. Danielle the dress is beautiful and you look great. Keep The haters hatin’. :)

  6. Deb says:

    Hey Jenn,,not for nothing but it is very sad that you do not have a life,,I feel so sorry for your kids and Grandkids,,thats if you really have any of the above in real life,,because you are actually a really BAD role model for also any of the above,,I find you a very sick individual,,and very negative person,,you might want to put ALL your energy into a church because in the end you are going to need it big time. Make appointment in the mourning to seek professional help,,it is obvious you need it,,just ask the other readers. Oh yea and by the way also a very jealous person. You Suck just go look in the mirror and you,ll see.

  7. Kaylee says:

    Wow, I’m almost afraid after all these comments to say this, but I was going to ask if I missed an announcement. You people are harsh though! I think it’s a perfectly reasonable question to ask a woman if she’s pregnant. I get that there are implications of fatness in saying that, but I too saw what appears to be a baby bump in the picture with her children. Sorry if you consider that to be an insult to you and that everyone felt they had to jump down someone’s throat for asking a question. Deb, maybe you need to take your own advice! That was very harsh. The only ones here who I see as sick and negative are the commenters calling another commenter names. Sorry Danielle, it is what it is and I can’t speak for Jenn, but I did mean this in the nicest way possible. I saw a hint of a baby bump and that’s not a bad thing! Glad you enjoyed your Easter though! Sorry if you have been offended again here. Not trying to hate! Just trying to be a part of the conversation.

  8. Sandy says:

    I don’t see why everyone is upset over a simple question. The very nice dress Danielle is wearing can make a woman who is not pregnant look pregnant.
    It’s how it is cut, and how one stands when holding a baby-if you kind of push one hip out, it’s a lot easier to rest the baby on your hip..
    However I do want to mention that while sugerless candy sounds like a good idea, the chemicals that are used to replace the sugar are, in many cases far worse for a child. I used to cut up dried fruit and give that to my kids. It worked until they got older!

  9. Jenn says:

    Put all my energy into a church and be a hypocrite that hides behind their religion like you? LOL No thanks….

    Ya’ll sure are defensive over one small question…and it was an honest question that was asked nicely….How y’all decide to read and take my question is entirely on y’all. It wasn’t meant to be rude or mean but again Im not responsible for how y’all take my question. I could of been rude and said ” Wow, you look about 5 months pregnant” Or ” Are you knocked up again?”

    Seems you “Deb” or should I say Danielle’s mom should practice what you preach. And btw…it’s spelled MORNING, not mourning. Perhaps you should take a course in learning how to spell and form coherent sentences so you don’t look quite so ignorant.

  10. jamie says:

    people get upset when other people follow people that they don’t like. the forementioned people never has anything nice to say about ANYTHING the person they are following blog posts. so….again….i wonder…..why does said person still follow???

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