We got EXTREMELY lucky with the weather for Easter Weekend. Two weeks ago it wasn’t supposed to get over 50 and it ended up being almost 80! It was so nice.
Saturday night, Dominic and I put Olivia’s Easter basket together. I was so proud of myself for actually getting the goodies for her basket weeks ago, as opposed to waiting until the last minute (which is what I almost always do!). This year we filled her basket with an Easter plate, a cute cup with a crazy straw, 3 pairs of panties, watercolor paints, mini wooden colored pencils (I thought of keeping them for myself because they’re so cute!), a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Easter book, chalk in the shape of carrots, some M&MS, and a stuffed bunny! We also left a trail of mini chocolate eggs that started at the top of the steps all the way to her basket.
When she woke up in the morning, she came by my side and said, “Mama, Easter Bunny give me surprises and presents?” I ran downstairs so I could take pictures and she slowly came down the stairs because she had to make sure she ate every chocolate egg on the stairs…….we’re clearly going for parents of the year by giving our child a bunch of chocolate for breakfast. Anyway, as soon as she saw that there was a basket waiting for her, she picked up the pace a little and kinda forgot all about the chocolate eggs.
After I took pictures, I literally laid my head on the couch for a second and woke up and hour later….no clue how that even happened but no one woke me up which was an Easter miracle all in itself.
We got dressed and were on the road by noon. We realllllllllllly thought Olivia would take a nap but nope!
Our first stop was to Dominic’s uncles’s house to celebrate Easter with his side of the family. We ate, they gave Olivia an Easter basket and then they had another Easter egg hunt! There was a $5 bill in one of them and Olivia was lucky enough to get it! :P
Our second stop was to my Grandparent’s house. We’re really lucky that we don’t have to choose which to go by first when it comes to our families. Dominic’s family always celebrates early where my family celebrates later in the evening. When we got there, we ate dinner and then Olivia opened all of her gifts. This girl is beyond spoiled. She got so many cute little things. Of course her favorite was from my grandparent’s– a lawnmower bubble machine. Olivia is allllllllllll about bubbles lately so pretty much every basket had bubbles of some sort.
After we left, we again were so not ready to go home. In fact I think that I speak for all of us when I say that we didn’t want the weekend to end at all. It was so perfect, and beautiful. So we changed Olivia out of her Easter dress and headed for the park by our house.
^I cut my toe the night before on a mysterious piece of glass that was in our bathtub (we seriously have NO IDEA how it got there because right before I showered I had cleaned the bathroom and scrubbed the tub!)…those bandaids look really classy with my cute shoes, right?^
We ended our Easter by sitting outside blowing more bubbles and then we came inside for some popcorn and a movie and then showers all around! We were all so exhausted, but it really was a great Easter.
Oh and I ended my night by looking back at last year’s Easter post and wondering where that cheeky little baby went. So crazy how big she is :(
The best part about blogging is getting to share how you live your life, with everyone else. We all do similar things, but different ways. Especially holidays. Those are my favorite posts to look at. I love seeing how other people celebrate the holidays and looking at the pictures from their point of view. I also love that it’s like a modern day diary and that 20 years from now I’ll be able to look back at this blog and be reminded how amazing this life is. If I ever need the reminder, anyway :)
Blogging really is such a great thing.
I hope everyone had as good of an Easter as we did!