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!