Easter Sunday was a busy day for my little family.
I intended to sleep-in on this morning because we had a long day planned, but woke up to Evan coughing. The high pollen count has taken its toll of the littles this year.
It probably was a good thing though, because there was lots to do on this joyous morning.
The littles were anxious to dig in to their Easter baskets that I had set out the night before after they had gone to bed.
Chloe's Basket- This year, I decided to get more practical items (that I wouldn't be sneaking into our trashcan after a few days). Chloe received a spring outfit with two coordinating outfits for her AG dolls. I'm convinced that Chloe will lose her first tooth in the next few months and I want to be prepared, so I decided to include a tooth fairy pillow and a book about the tooth fairy. I also included bubble bath, Disney Princess band-aids, frilly socks, pink sunglasses, and a Pinkalicious Easter book. Since I knew that Chloe and Evan would be getting plenty of candy, the only candy item that they each received was a chocolate Easter bunny.
Evan's Basket- I tried to be as fair as possible with the baskets. Since Chloe received outfits for herself and her dolls, Evan received Under Armour shirts and shorts. He seems to be more of a t-shirt and shorts boy this year. I killed two birds with one stone by ordering him a tooth fairy pillow in Auburn colors. You can never be too prepared, right?! He has been begging for a watch for months, so I got him a Spiderman watch. He was excited for all of 2 days and I haven't seen the watch since. In addition, he received bubble bath, Cars band-aids (the littles can't get enough of the character band-aids), red sunglasses, a Lego Easter book, and a chocolate bunny.
This may seem weird, but I didn't realize until a few years ago that the
Easter Bunny was responsible for bringing children their Easter
baskets. I never really understood its significance. I guess I thought of the Easter Bunny as a glorified mascot for the holiday. I always knew that my parents bought our baskets. In fact, I have
memories of my brothers and I going to the store with my parents the night before
Easter to pick out our pre-made Easter baskets. The littles know that their Easter baskets are filled with gifts from Momma and Daddy, so I guess that that is our family's Easter tradition.
The littles with a few of their Easter basket goodies
(Evan usually has a mohawk when he wakes up in the morning now that we are having it cut shorter. Chloe, on the other hand, does not usually wake up with curly hair.)
Our "recycled" bunny ears - It may be time to upgrade them. Evan's are starting to get a little floppy...
Since I woke up early, I had time to make a little Easter morning breakfast, which I had no intention of doing had I slept-in. We ate in our breakfast nook since I had set a clean tablecloth on dining room table for the guests that we were expecting for lunch.
I made this breakfast a couple of years ago on Easter morning and I couldn't for the life of me remember what I had used to make the bunny's eyes...until Chris made the statement, " At least we don't have to eat frozen peas this year." Aha! Mystery solved! Ha!
Afterwards, we donned our Easter morning best and took a few photos!
This one cracks me up. Don't mess with the cool kids!
Daddy and his littles
Momma and her littles - Please ignore the weird crease in my blouse.
We completed our final lesson with our Resurrection Gardens and rolled away our stones.
After church, we made a quick appearance at Shakespeare Festival to visit with Nana and some of Chris's extended family.
She brought her own Easter goodies for her babies.
We rushed home to get ready for Easter lunch.
Lola, Jerry, and my brothers arrived with more Easter treats.
Yes, Chloe and Evan had a wardrobe change in between church and lunch. They were excited to try on the new clothes that they received that morning. I couldn't resist taking a few photos of Chloe with her dolls.
Lola invited one of her coworkers and her coworker's daughter to lunch. The littles loved having a someone closer to their age as their special lunch guest.
They made some sidewalk art with the chalks that they received from Nana earlier that day.
We also had a little backyard Easter egg hunt with our new friend, Charice.
As you can see, we had an eventful and joyous day celebrating our Risen Lord and Savior! I hope that everyone had a Happy Easter!