Monday, 13 April 2020

Easter 2020

Hello everyone, it's been quite a while since I last posted anything but like the rest of the world, my blog has been on lockdown for a bit. My family are all doing well, we're healthy and staying home and following all the governments rules. We're currently on day 26 of lockdown and yesterday we celebrated Easter on lockdown.

Obviously I'm not going to have a whole lot to actually say as we never left the house but we tried to make the day still feel special for the kids. They woke to a little over fifty small-medium eggs scattered throughout the livingroom and hallway, waiting to be found. We thought this would be the year Flynn finally got into the spirit of an easter hunt as he was old enough to understand what to do. He carried his bucket in, grabbed his first egg, put it in bucket and then immediately pulled it out and demanded to eat it. We tried to encourage him to keep finding more but he refused, he just wanted the one he'd already found. We eventually gave up and he happily sat on the sofa eating his chocolatey prize while Vala found the rest of the eggs. I then evenly split the eggs between the kids buckets to make sure they both got the same amount. They both got to enjoy eating an egg or two before breakfast and I managed to get a couple of photos for social media.

After breakfast I ended up video calling my parents back in Australia and we spoke for over an hour. I loved seeing my mum and dad again. My mum even taught Vala to sign hers and Flynn's names. Mum really appreciated getting to see Vala and Flynn, especially since she's still yet to meet Flynn in person. After saying goodbye to my parents though, we immediately called Vala's dad. They talked for a little bit but honestly I ended up talking to him about World of Warcraft more than Vala did about anything. After that call ended, Flynn went down for a nap, Vala went to paint, Jordan was playing games on his computer and I decided I go have a nap as well. When I woke up, we did one more video call with Vala's and Flynn's nanna on Vala's dads side. Flynn mostly hid from Nanna Lisa but Vala enjoyed talking to her and seeing her uncles and one cousin (who are all living in the same house). Another long video call over and I made the kids a rushed pasta dinner as Jordan fell asleep in his chair. We didn't have the right things in to make a traditional easter roast dinner.

With dinner done and the kids in bed, our Easter was over. Three video calls and a egg hunt was the extent of our day. I had really hoped we could've called Jordan's mum as well so the kids could see all three nanna's in one day but she was working a 12 hour shift so we unfortunately we couldn't call. We will call her tomorrow when she's next off work. Honestly, for me, it didn't feel like Easter. It just felt like any other day in lockdown but with chocolate eggs. The day had it's highs but something was still missing from making it feel truly special.

I don't know when my next post will be, as I said, being on lockdown means I have nothing to write about it. Either way...

...until next time,
Alli xo

Sunday, 5 April 2020