Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter 2015

One of the best parts of blogging is having old posts to look back upon.  I love seeing what we did each year, especially around the holidays.  What I've learned?  I am a creature of habit!  I'm all about traditions and not a fan of change.  Brunch menu...the same (quiche & fresh fruit).  Tablescape....the same (pastel egg filled hurricane surrounded by white ceramic bunnies, white plates, white cloth napkins).  Dinner menu...the same (glazed ham with raisin sauce).  So Easter 2015 looked very similar to Easters past.


It was an incredible Spring day for my little family!  A bit on the windy side (I loathe the wind), but otherwise sunny.  Exactly how you would picture the perfect Easter day to be!  As soon as Liam woke up we reminded him that the Easter bunny came the night before; he couldn't wait to see what was brought!  We put together a small basket of goodies, but his big gift was a new balance bike!  We placed a new helmet in his basket, thinking that may tip him off...but it didn't.  He thought it was for skiing (the only thing he currently wears a helmet for).  So we pretty much had to lay it out for him!  The bike was parked on our front steps, so he went running out the door.  His excitement was the best, just what I was hoping for!



The morning was spent making some sidewalk chalk art & testing out the new bike!  He quickly realized that he should start at the top of our driveway for maximum speed; he is already a gliding champ!  Then came our annual neighborhood Easter Egg hunt, AKA "give the children as much candy as possible!"  Liam snagged up as many eggs as he could see in about 5 minutes before trying to open & devour every single egg!  I was just as serious & determined to devour all the fruit plates that Conor put together for brunch!  He speaks my pregnancy love language well!





And then came time to head to Mass.  Last year, the Easter Service was by far Liam's worst performance.  It definitely had to do with the excitement of the morning & massive amounts of chocolate consumed right before.  But I didn't learn my lesson, not in the least!  Liam was such a hot mess as we were attempting to get in the car for Church that I thought we surely wouldn't be lasting more than a mere 15 minutes...  Lucky for us, he actually did pretty awesome and we made it through the entire service.  He was extra wiggly, but otherwise a well behaved toddler!

The afternoon called for long naps all around!  Since Conor took care of brunch, dinner was in my hands!  I got to spend all afternoon in the kitchen while my boys played outside!  I love cooking, but it is such a rarity to have all that space & time to myself.  Contractions were happening left & right, but it didn't slow me down.  This baby may just come early after all at the rate that I'm still moving about!


Our last holiday before Finn's arrival was just how I pictured it.
Now I can pack away the Easter decor & nest like crazy!

18 comments :

  1. So many things to comment on! Those fruit plates look delicious! I love Liam's sweater! You look amazing as usual, though I'm sorry to hear the contractions have already started! I've learned I'm a creature of habit too! Maybe for the sake of our blogs we should start changing up our decor... Or not!

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  2. what a great day! liam is at such a fun age i bet! okay... that outfit you're wearing while sitting on the steps with liam... your pj's?! if so, you look fab in them and i must know asap where they came from! even if they're not pj's.... i still must know :)

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    1. The pants are from GAP (woven cotton roll up pants), and I just recently purchased them so they should still be available! They are my new favorite pants for sure! Top is old; Nordstrom, probably 3+ years ago, ha!

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  3. Funny how cooking is a respite now! And, holidays are all about the traditions I think!

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  4. What a perfect day! You all look so adorable! Glad to know he enjoys the balance bike. Wyatt is getting one for his birthday. What brand did y'all go with?

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  5. Looks like such a wonderful Easter. I am a big fan of traditions and am not a fan of change for holidays, all about the same foods and activities! Glad you were able to make it through mass and y'all look so cute in your pictures.

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  6. What a fun (and beautiful) Easter! Cam got a balance bike for giving up his pacifier, and he loves it! Our driveway is flat, but our street is a hill, which scares the crud out of me! Thankfully, he's totally content staying in the driveway...for now! Enjoy your nesting, lady - you deserve it!! (PS My contractions are CRAAAAZY....what is with Baby #2??)

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  7. I love having old posts to look back on - especially the holidays too! What a fantastic Easter, I love all the outside time - your blue dress is fabulous!

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  8. Sounds like a lovely Easter! Owen has the exact same bike -- in the same color too. Liam looks like he totally loves his!

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  9. What a wonderful Easter!! Hey, if it ain't broke.. :) I am also very much a creature of habit, but traditions are what it's all about!! :) Ah, contractions!! Crazy to have that 'feeling' again. I was afraid I wouldn't remember, but they start coming on and there's no denying it. So exciting for you guys, getting so close!!
    P.S. Thanks for the encouragement on the balance bike too, no way Dan could wait til July/birthday. Tyson is picking it up quickly. It's awesome!!

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  10. AH! Love this post. Lots to comment on :)

    I love y'alls neighborhood. It just looks picture perfect and wonderful.

    Obviously, love that Finn belly of yours.

    I love blogging holidays for the same reason. I know sometimes they can be "boring" for other people to read, but I absolutely love having them to look back on.

    And, of course, Liam is just WAY too cute with all his Easter shenanigans.

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  11. Love that your neighborhood does an egg hunt!!! Such an adorable family picture with your beautiful bump! I love getting the kitchen and cooking time all to myself. Very rare but such a relaxing experience!

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  12. So fun that you have an egg hunt! Liam looks like he had a fun easter! Your bump is looking beautiful too, I can't wait to meet baby Finn!! :):)

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    1. Thanks! I am getting ready for the birth experience; I just can't wait!

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  13. Okay I love those fruit plates!! So cute! Glad you guys had a great Easter :)

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  14. Your Easter weekend looks like it was a blast! You could tell that Liam was excited about his bike, how cute! Xo, Stephanie

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  15. What an absolutely wonderful Easter, I remember my first bike too! You look gorgeous, and I love that dress on you!

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    1. Thanks! The dress is one of my favorites!

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