Look at me, only three days after Easter and I’m already writing about it. I guess I even like to surprise myself from time to time.
First! Let’s start with Saturday. We woke up early and colored Easter Eggs! She loved it. She was so fascinated by the way the eggs changed colors and loved dipping them in. Here’s a little clip, I love her little excited hands!
So. Easter. I like Easter. It’s a real family holiday, like Thanksgiving and Christmas…except in nicer weather. It was 67 on Sunday! So beautiful.
Dominic and I woke up early, we started a trail of candy eggs all down the stairs (it’s kind of a tradition) and then we waited. We waited about an hour for her to wake up. Finally, we heard little feet run across the upstairs and as she made her way downstairs, we noticed she was walking around the eggs, and not picking them up. Weird. And then we noticed her walking really slow, acknowledging the Easter basket, but walking away from it. Weird again. Finally, she came up to me and said, “Mama, I really gotta go potty. Really bad!” Poor girl. So I helped her take off her footie pjs, and after she went to the washroom, she went back to that trail and pretty much called a do over.
The first thing she went for was the chocolate bunny. Other than the egg trail, the bunny was the only trace of candy in her basket. Other things that were in her basket: a jumprope, stamps, bubbles, a bubble gun, some cute underwear, egg chalk, and a sun hat!
After she finished going through all of her new things, we started to get dressed when we noticed a sign on our front door that read: You’ve been egged! We hid 15 eggs in your front yard! Happy Hunting! Love, Alex, Alexis and Evan. One of my girlfriends set up an Easter Egg hunt for Olivia and it was seriously the sweetest. She was so surprised and loved collecting them just as much as she loved opening them. It didn’t hurt that there was a bunch of candy that her mean mama doesn’t let her eat in there ;)
Our first stop is always by Dominic’s family. I love that I know that. I love that every holiday, every year, is the same and that I don’t have to worry about who’s house we’ll stop by first. It’s always Dominic’s family in the morning/early afternoon and my family in the late afternoon/evening.
Wait, actually, our first stop was technically Starbucks….always. We made this an extra special trip because it was our last one before our Whole30. Dominic’s family Easter didn’t start until 1 and we got to the area around 12:15 so we stopped and hung out for a bit, which was nice :)
Once we arrived at his family’s house, we ate a delicious meal, I ate the best cheesecake ever and we had yet another Easter Egg hunt!
The agenda didn’t change too much once we got to my grandma’s house. Olivia had two Easter Baskets to open there (spoiled child, for sure.) and then we spent the remainder of our time there at the kitchen table, and then outside, playing bubbles. Right before we left, Olivia had her THIRD Easter Egg hunt. Obviously by then she was a pro.
And then we ended the evening with a bunny bath bomb that my sister bought Olivia from Lush.