Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Sunday ~ Violet's 1st Easter

This year for Easter, we spent the morning at home, George's parents came over for breakfast, and then we went to one of our best friends' house for Easter dinner. This was new for this year for all of us and it couldn't have turned out better!

Lily woke up first after Violet had gone back to sleep when she was through nursing early morning.  Lily came running in our bedroom holding a pair of bunny glasses that were in Violet's Easter basket.

Andrew got up and it took him a little while to find his basket.  The Easter Bunny still hides them, no matter how old you are.  Lily looked all over and still couldn't find hers and finally sat down on the couch, crying, saying, "The Easter Bunny came in to our house and took my basket!"   I asked her where she always hides when she plays hide and seek and off she went...there it was!

Aunt Pam the Great sent the kids an Easter treat from the Popcorn Factory--they look forward to it every year! Andrew and Lily decided that since it was Violet's first Easter, she should get the little stuffed chick inside.  Sweet kids.

Violet loved her new o-ball the Easter bunny brought!

Andrew's favorite chocolate bunny ever!

Violet sat on the table in her bumbo while we had breakfast. It took her a little bit to get used to George's mom without crying. 6 months was tough for her in that.  She actually started that stranger awareness around 4 months, but it was full on by 6 months for sure.  Eventually, Violet was ok and able to sit with his mom after Daddy held her while sitting next to her first.

Nothing like having a billion things crammed in before Easter and having to dye eggs on Easter morning. ;)  Lily loved doing this, so I'm glad we fit it in anyway! I love hardboiled eggs, so I didn't mind having them either.

Clearly, the 10 year old is the one who needs help. *eyeroll* {I don't have any other pictures of Reagan dyeing them without help.} 

Trying to get a picture of my husband's parents with their grandchildren was entertaining to say the least.  When I got the girls to cooperate, his parents were looking randomly wherever.  Lily finally had enough. 

George's parents left soon after and we got ready to go to some of our best friends' house for supper.  This was their first year hosting at their house and we're so happy they included us!  We are so blessed that we have great friends with great kids and everyone gets along.  The adults sat at the table and ate together {we had the babies, of course} while the kids ate in the livingroom.  It was nice to sit as couples and have conversation while we ate!  

More friends came by after their respective family suppers to join us all for dessert which rounded out a wonderful day!  

Between Stef and I, we surprisingly didn't take many pictures that day.  The Lilys had little balls of styrofoam  ALL over them from something they got into and Stef had to vacuum them picture, but I certainly don't want to forget it! We were cracking up!  The kids played outside for awhile and the husbands retreated to the man cave.

We did manage to get a picture of our family that day.  The very first one with all 6 of us. 

Stef and I finally took some pictures of Liam and Violet in their matching bunny jammies which turned out pretty hilarious in the way they kept rolling and grabbing.  She has a whole post of just these you can see here: Baby Bunnies  I love that these babies share all their firsts!  Happy 1st Easter to them!

It was a wonderful Easter and we can't wait to do it again next year! 


  1. Cute pics! Glad we got to spend dessert time together :) was a good way to end the day.

  2. Easter posts in June are awesome! I am glad you had a great day with framily! At what age will egg dying become enjoyable? It is not 3 yo. hahaha

  3. I'm so glad you were able to join us this Easter! It was so much fun!