I hope everyone had an amazing Easter season. The weather really came around for us this year, so that was really great! We even ended up taking the stroller out (with baby sitting joyfully in it of course) for a ride to the park. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Easter is probably one of my favorite holidays. It’s like Christmas or your birthday in the sense that when you wake up, you just know it’s going to be a good day. Or at least you know that by the time the day ends you’ll probably be in a food coma and definitely won’t be hungry for the next week and a half.
Our tradition, since before I can remember, has always been to decorate eggs the day before so that the Easter Bunny can hide them. This year we tried to turn it up a notch and instead of getting just the egg dye, we got an official egg decorating kit. Next year, I think we’ll stick with just the egg dye, because the kit was kind of lame. Regardless, we set up our egg dyes and got to work:
This year the crowd was kind of small in the decorating department. It was just Sophie, my sister and myself. That’s not terrible though because it meant we didn’t spend most of the time waiting for and egg dying station to open up. Plus, it was nice and relaxed for Sophie, who not only helped but spent most of her time trying to smash the decorated eggs on the floor. Such a little lady. Here she is being helpful:
So that was our Pre-Easter set-up. Easter morning came around and our little Bean was set to go. We were actually amazed at how fast she caught on to the whole hunting-for-eggs thing. She dove right in. The funniest part? As soon as she got one, she’d chuck it as hard as she could into the basket. Let’s just say… not many survived the abuse.
But she really did love hunting for them. Once the real eggs were all found, she found her easter basket and started taking the plastic ones out to put in with the other eggs. Love her.
Speaking of her Easter basket. Here’s the booty she got:
Not bad for a first Easter? She got two new lift-the-flap books (her favorite kind) that were about learning your colors and (of course) hunting for Easter eggs. There’s a little noise maker down on the bottom right, an awesome train set from
Nana the Easter Bunny, and a ball. My favorite gift? That orange thing all wrapped up? It’s a mini apron. Got to start ‘em young!
There she is sporting it while she thoroughly examines the train cars. After all the Easter egg hunting adventures were completed it was time to help with preparing for everybody to arrive since it was my mom’s turn to host this year. Sophie got to put her apron to the test (it passed) and we were able to have a really relaxing meal at home with family. Makes for a good start to hopefully many Easters to come.
Oh, and for those of you who have been begging for a bump #2 picture, I’m swallowing my pride, getting over the double chin I’m sporting and posting this bad boy:
18 weeks and counting! We’ll update you all once we get the ultrasound (in 2 weeks!) of whether we’re expecting pink or blue. Get excited!
So, I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter season. Here’s a little shout out to Miss Chloe Doran who got baptized at Easter vigil mass! Congratulations Doran family! Cheers friends!