Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Easter Bunny

I love all the firsts that happen after a baby comes along.  Some are simple, some are huge milestones, and some are all about the parents.  Visiting the Easter bunny is all me.  I know this.  But it's something that is important to me.

Lily isn't one who loves anything in a character costume right now, so we talked it up with her, but knew only getting a Violet picture was entirely possible.

While we waited in line, Lily and Daddy had a snack and walked around a little bit to keep her occupied until it was our turn.  

Our wait wasn't too terribly long, thankfully! We had Violet up first and we got her to smile right away for a quick, easy picture. Perfect for her 1st Easter!  

Next it was time to add Lily. She was not excited. At all.  

I asked her to sit right next to Violet and told her she didn't even have to touch the bunny. She was agreeable to that.  She made certain to keep her hands in her lap, so she wasn't even slightly touching the bunny haha! 

I asked Lily to smile and she said through clenched teeth, "I am."   She's the best! hahahhaha

My only complaint  about it was that since the bunny was in the sun of skylights, they had a helper holding a big piece of cardboard up to block the sun and you can see it in the pictures even though they brightened everything before they printed.  All the ones I took with my own camera are terribly shadowed and have to have a ton of editing to even see the girls. Not a fan. 

I love to see side-by-sides of my girls, so here's one of both girls' first Easter bunny visits. Same bunny, same dress, same hairbow.  Lily was almost 9 months and Violet almost 6 months.

After the bunny, we tried to make it to another egg hunt with Stef's and Tracy's families, but it was over when we got there.  It wasn't a wasted trip though because anytime hanging out with our friends is a good time!  We stayed at the park for quite awhile and the kids played.  I think we were all so excited about having a sunny, warm day after being cooped up so long in the winter and a perfect addition in our Easter celebrations this year. 

I snapped a quick picture with Violet with the park Easter bunny too. :)

I love these kids! 

party of four  ♥

{Daddy promised Lily that pink sparkly Pirates hat if she'd sit with the Easter bunny at the mall after she saw it.  She did her part and he did his.}


  1. Cute, cute cute! Love the pics and Lily saying "I am" through her obviously clenched teeth is the BEST!

  2. Yay for 1sts, but you know my favorite part about this post is Lily wearing a Pirates hat with her Easter dress!! LOVE!

  3. I love the pics. They turned out so cute, even if Lily was unimpressed!