Easter this year was so special and lots of fun. Last year we had a wee one who was just starting to crawl. This year we have a curious, active toddler who loves to explore and keeps us on our toes.
The week before Easter we had an Easter egg hunt with my moms group. It was at a local park on a day where the weather was absolutely gorgeous. This was her first time hunting eggs. We didn't practice at home, just gave her a bucket and told her to put the eggs in it. She picked it up quickly. But before she put each egg in her basket/ bucket, she shook it. I would say Mommy School sensory eggs are to thank for that one! When we got home she opened all of the eggs, even though she didn't eat any of the candy that was inside.
The Wednesday before Easter, we went to another Easter egg hunt at our local library. AG modeled her Simply Made with Love shirt before we headed out. There were a lot of kids there so it was a little hectic. She was only able to get about 5 eggs but we still had fun. They also had an Easter bunny that we attempted to visit. Unfortunately the screaming started before we even got close to him. Needless to say, there is no bunny picture this year.
On Thursday, my in-laws flew in for the weekend. While they were here we did a lot of eating out and chasing after one active mini. On Friday, we took AG to Sea World. We all had a great time. She oohed and awed over all of the animals. She was pointing at them, saying hi and waving bye and blowing kisses when we left. She also got her picture taken with Elmo without a major meltdown. It was a great day!
Easter day was pretty low key. My in-laws flew out in the afternoon, so we decided to have Easter brunch before they left. Which unfortunately, didn't leave time for us to attend the 10:45 church service. As soon as AG woke up that morning, we headed out for some donuts. Our Sunday morning tradition. When we came home, it was time for her to see what the Easter bunny left for her. She loved her basket and immediately sat down to start playing with the toys. I don't think she really noticed the eggs that were scattered throughout the house. We had to give her a little nudge to get her started with the hunt. It didn't take long before she was running around the house finding all of her eggs. It was such a sweet moment, one we will never forget.
I spent the rest of the morning in the kitchen getting ready for brunch. This part of Easter was hard for me. Not only because I was standing for hours which was not fun for this preggo who has been having crazy back pain. But because this is the first holiday I have been away from my family. The first time it wasn't my mom and I in the kitchen, working together to make a meal for the family. Usually while all the boys watch sports, which would have changed to them all entertaining AG this time. It was hard. Thankfully we texted all day and had our daily FaceTime chat as well. Hopefully this will be the only year we will be apart for the holidays.
Exhausted after it was all over with!
All in all, it was a blessed holiday.