Easter 2015

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I have so many great childhood memories. Dyeing eggs with my family. Eating strawberry pie. Spending the day on my aunt and uncle’s farm. And who doesn’t love the song Jesus Christ is Risen Today!?

This year did not disappoint. Things are still pretty touch-and-go with Hazel, so we tried to keep our plans low-key and enjoy the holiday at home, for the most part.

On Saturday I took Lillian to an egg hunt. It was a special treat for just the two of us to get out of the house together again. We had a lot of fun.

We dyed Easter eggs when we got home. Lilly really enjoyed it. Her favorite part was sticking her hands in all of the cups 867 times. She also had fun decorating the eggs with stickers.






Hazel slept through the festivities, so she had to take her picture with the finished product.



On Sunday morning we headed downstairs right away to check out all the fresh snow what the Easter Bunny left for the girls. They both got some fun stuff. The highlights were bubbles, window clings (that I forgot to put in the baskets), and a couple new books. Lillian is obsessed with the book Little Blue Truck, so I was happy to learn that there is another book the series. I ran across it in Target one day and couldn’t grab that thing fast enough! I knew it’d be perfect for her basket. Judging by her reaction, I was right.








After breakfast we headed to church, then back home for lunch and naps. We rounded out the day by FaceTiming family, blowing bubbles outside, eating jelly beans for supper, then running 10,000 circles around the living room.



After we put the girls to bed that night, Blake and I made a vow to never give Lillian jelly beans ever again. Ever.

Hope everyone had a great Easter!




Easter Egg Hunt

Today I took Lillian to an Easter egg hunt. Blake offered to stay home with Hazel, so it was just the two of us.

It was held at one of the churches in town. The main event was the egg hunt, but they also had food trucks, bounce houses, a Krispy Kreme booth (whoop whoop), and the Easter Bunny.

Thousands of eggs were dropped from a helicopter, which made it a little more exciting than your average egg hunt. Lillian was fascinated.



IMG_7514Once the eggs were dropped, the kids took off to retrieve them. Lillian caught on pretty quickly and had a great time finding the eggs. I think every single one cracked once they hit the ground, so she pretty much just went around and picked up broken plastic. She didn’t know any better and really enjoyed it.





After the egg hunt we went to see the Easter Bunny, and then played in the straw. I think this was her favorite part. She collected armfuls and made a big pile to jump in. She loved it.




On our walk back to the car she dumped her pail to see what she collected. Broken eggs, candy wrappers, a Beanie Baby, some straw, a Tootsie Roll, and a Crunch bar. Good stuff.


And then we took a window selfie. ↓


Happy Easter everyone! We don’t have anything too exciting planned for tomorrow. We’ll check out what the Easter Bunny left for the girls, go to church, have lunch, and if it’s nice we might go for a hike or to the playground. Hope everyone has a great holiday.


Easter 2014

It was a great Easter weekend at our house!

We kicked things off with Mass on Thursday and Friday. I was a little nervous about taking Lillian to the long services, but she did great. We only had one little mishap. She decided to rip the cover off a song book right in front of our priest. Ughhhh. So embarrassing.

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On Saturday we did some chores around the house and then dyed Easter eggs!! Our neighbors and a few other friends came over to join in on the fun. I was sooo excited to start an egg dying tradition with Lillian. Well, she decided to take a 3 hour nap that afternoon (which has NEVER happened) and missed everything. As such, I only got one picture of her after we were done. Whomp whomp.

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On Sunday morning we woke up, gave Lillian her Easter basket, headed to Mass, and then to our friends’ house for Easter brunch. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… it’s so nice to have the friends we have here. We’ve shared lots of holidays/birthdays/milestones together. If we can’t be with family, they’re definitely the next best thing.

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I had so much fun putting together Lillian’s first Easter basket. I ordered her a basket and an embroidered liner from Pottery Barn. Her basket included a stuffed deer doll, a sippy cup and snack containers, two books, a pair of shorts, and eggs stuffed with hair bows and candy (for Blake and I). I think everything was a hit. She’s been carrying the eggs around and banging them together all week. We’ve read the books multiple times already. She loves snuggling the doll. Success!

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Is it just me or does she look like a 3 year old in that last picture?

I hope everyone had a great Easter!! Many thanks to all that sent Lillian a special little Easter treat. We really appreciate it!

Lots of love,