Another wonderful Easter in the books. Did it feel strange having Easter in March this year instead of April for anyone else or just me?? Maybe I am feeling this way because I just don't want it to be over yet. A holiday centered around the Savior is one to cherish. This quote by Jeffery R. Holland was on my mind and in my heart yesterday as I reflected on the Savior's Resurrection ... "One of the greatest consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for our little version of that path-the merciful care of our Father in Heaven, the unfailing companionship of this Beloved Son, the consummate gift of the Holy Ghost, angels in heave, family members, prophets and apostles, teachers, leaders, friends. All of these and more have been given as companions for our mortal journey because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ ... Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone or unaided" and I've never been more grateful for all of those heavenly and earthly angels that surround me each day and never leave me alone, especially the Savior.
Anyway, Easter morning ...
We had wheat blueberry muffins and fruit filled Easter eggs for breakfast. :) I'll give you ONE guess which egg Liam went for first ...
After breakfast we opened Easter baskets. Somebody's keen eye went straight for the carrot shaped bag filled with Reece's pieces and he never looked back. haha
Those baby blues and that tiny polka dot bow tie kill me!!!
When he discovered there were jelly beans inside the Easter eggs, he tossed the m&ms to the wayside and shoveled them in as fast as he could while daddy ready him That's Not My Bunny. :)
The weather hasn't been the nicest (it snowed today) to be spending time outside so he hasn't gotten a chance to try out his new bubble gun yet but he sure likes carrying it around the house with him! I'm not sure how well he is going to like it though after seeing his reaction to the Thomas the Train Engine toy that grandma gave him. It blows bubbles out of the top as you push it and it totally freaks him out. haha
That handsome Easter bunny of mine got me this sweatshirt and it is now my favorite thing in my closet! I love it!!
We had Nic's mom over for Easter dinner. I made these fun bunnies out of cloth napkins and we tried a hummus filled garden pot for an appetizer. We had the traditional ham dinner with roasted rosemary red potatoes, salad, and asparagus. So yummy!
Holding Grandma's hand and waiting anxiously at the door to go outside for the Easter egg hunt ...
I had every intention of starting a new tradition of burying magical jelly beans with Liam on Saturday to grow into suckers on Easter morning but the weather did not cooperate and Liam is still too young yet to understand and enjoy it so we'll postpone until next year! However, I still stuck suckers (say that ten times fast, yikes!) throughout our dirt patch in our backyard and it was the first thing he noticed! His face lit up when he saw them and he immediately plucked two out of the ground, one for each hand, and carried them all around the backyard. It was game over for the Easter egg hunt after that! Instead he followed daddy, carrying those two little suckers with a death grip around the yard, while Nic gathered all the eggs. haha Look at how happy he was though!!!
Such a good egg gatherer. haha
The highlight of his day, finally getting to have one of those beloved suckers.
We wanted so badly to take Rue outside for her first time on Easter. Up until the end of last summer, we didn't have a fully fenced in yard so we never wanted to risk her hopping away. I swear the older she gets, the moodier she gets. She is still so sweet but with an attitude. She was being very stubborn and her usual nocturnal self so she didn't want anything to do with coming out of her cage a minute sooner than her normal time in the evening. Sadly, it was after Liam went to bed and it was dark outside. Another day! It looks like our little Easter bunny got herself a salt lick for her favorite day of the year. ;)
Happy Easter from this little family of mine! Hope you had a wonderful day! XO
P.S. Pictures of last Easter here. Look at how tiny Liam was!