This episode is brought to you by, F@#% Yeah Candy!

If you hadn’t noticed…. I took a little week off blogging to spend some time with the family. That will explain why I’m sharing Easter photos a week and a half later. Ha! It was a lovely lovely vacation you guys. Some time off I really needed. I still worked on orders for custom drawings… and, answered emails…. but, mostly I stayed away from blogging. It was hard! But, I did it and enjoyed my free time.

We wandered up to Bellingham, WA to hang out with the husband’s family during the Easter weekend. Lots of fun, candy, wine, and holy moly toddler meltdowns (see yesterday’s post). BUT, I’m pretty sure the highlight of the weekend for Miss R was… the candy. Oh yes. We rarely give it to her because… well, she doesn’t need it and never asks for it. So, we just pretend it doesn’t exist most of the time. When it comes to Easter… apparently there was no way around the no-candy deal. I was fine with this for one day… but, the kiddo seriously ate zero real food that day! She only ate candy… and, when I hid it from her: some sucker (ahem husband) gave in to her sad-no-candy face… and, gave her more. Ha! Oh well. We ended the evening with thee most amazingly terrible toddler melt down to date. It was AWFUL. Wow. Still scarred from that.

But, all in all it was an amazing week! I even managed to catch one photo of the ever elusive husband. The settings were all perfect… he was distracted by his family…. playing an egg toss…. there was beer… and, I got a photo! Hee.

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend!

{Related Posts: //Ruari’s 2nd Easter//On Vacation in Bellingham//Bellingham 2 years ago//}


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  • The NO Drama Mama on said:

    Oh my gosh! I only have a 3 mon. old but I teach girls the same age as your little lady….this is perfect! I LOVE your blog….you inspired me to become a "mommy blogger" too! Thanks!

  • mrslltkings on said:

    You crack me up SO MUCH! love all the photos and the commentary (I can't decide which I love more…)

  • kat on said:

    I have to tell you; the blurbs on these photos are totally priceless. I chocked on my cereal a little! ^_^

  • catie on said:

    these are a RIOT! my fave is kitty's space bubble ♥

  • Alyssa on said:

    Okay, those are just hilarious!

  • Jen @ Ginger Guide on said:

    Love the captions, especially the cat who's like "crap, respect the bubble please". We also pretend like candy doesn't exist but I'm not sure how much longer that's gonna last.

  • Amber on said:

    These captions are hilarious! Poor kitty! 😛

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha! She was actually pretty good with the kitty… but, the kitty was nervous.

  • Elena on said:

    Sounds like you guys had fun! Love the pictures of Ruari! She is just so darn cute! I'm sure her meltdowns are not that cute though. ;o)

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha! Well, sometimes I laugh because they are pretty ridiculous. 😉

  • alicia on said:

    Good for you for taking a break! We all need that every now and again! Your little one is a doll. (Although I'm not there for the tantrums- lol). The caption with the dora book cracks me up! Looks like it was a stellar easter!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      The break was lovely. I really do feel refreshed. It's hard to remember that…. even though I work at home… I still need to take time off! 🙂

  • posh on said:

    I'm loving the red shoes!

    Have a great WW

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      She picked them out herself…. while thrifting. I'm so proud. 🙂

  • Anna on said:

    Thanks for the funnies!! Oh, I did a fun twisty pony tail yesterday that was inspired by your hair tutorials! Weee!

  • kristenlavalley on said:

    Oh my. This literally made me laugh out loud! HAHAHA. So good.

  • Laura on said:

    I feel your pain regarding the candy/spectacular melt-downs, but I'm too distracted by your hilarious captions to do anything but laught. 😀

  • Laura on said:

    baha – love all of the notations 😉

  • Mindi on said:

    haha love this post and the title. My two kids rarely get candy either but Easter weekend included lots of candy. The newly minted one year old decided he wanted jelly beans. Choking hazard much? But he chewed them- a lot of them! Thank goodness holidays are once in awhile. Ah meltdowns…welcome to toddlerhood. The honeymoon is over. 🙂

  • kristin on said:

    oh i love everything about this post! such awesome captions! love it! 🙂

  • Andrea on said:

    This post made me laugh out loud!

  • CourtneyKeb on said:

    Haha you're captions made me laugh out loud. That girl is a super cutie!

  • Jenny on said:

    Hilarious! Love it 🙂

  • Olivia on said:

    Loving the captions on your pictures!! Hilarious!!!!

  • Amanda on said:

    Hi there mama! I just found your blog and love it. That last picture in this post is awesome. Glad to see you had a happy Easter 🙂 ps. I'm linkin up with ya today!

    xo, Amanda

  • Kara on said:

    Hahah I love these edits! So funny! Your little girls is just too sweet. 🙂

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