I told Everett about Easter this year and he listened with his eyes getting wider and wider with each new detail. He doesn’t remember Easter from last year so this was brand new information to his mind and he was very into it. He talked about Easter a lot leading up to the morning. He was the first one awake and insisted on waking up the rest of the family. He had no desire to gather with the rest of the kids and wait to walk into the living room together, nope, he ran out first thing and started looking through his Easter basket!
So I put the couple things he’d pulled out back in for a quick photo shoot of their baskets for their albums. It was worth the ten seconds I took to have these recorded. haha
And then, the fun! Candy breakfast! 😉
I’m glad I thought to snap this group picture. It makes me happy.
Then Allan hid all the Easter eggs and we had our egg hunt!
My mom sent a package of Easter egg hunt markers. They really added fun to the egg hunt!
Normally we dye eggs the day before Easter but I hadn’t boiled the eggs in time so we did them after the morning festivities!
And that was our Easter!
The kids brought their new bubbles on the walk.
Lyla loves bubbles so Ember was trying to blow them for her. She got a little close!
My mom sent a bubble necklace for Lyla too, and that meant I got one! If you know me well you know I’m a little (lot) obsessed with bubbles and was pretty excited about it. haha
We weren’t originally planning on going to the playground but when we walked past Payson asked if we could go so I said yes. We haven’t been to a park for a long time so it was like brand new for Everett. He was SO excited!! My heart felt like exploding watching him experience what he immediately decided, and still believes, is the funnest thing on the face of the earth! 🙂
Lyla was in a good mood then which was perfect for me to be able to play with Everett on the playground for a while, she just sat in the stroller smiling and laughing at everyone.
Then time for some swing fun.
Everett was nervous on the swing and did not want to go fast at all. He liked the most gentle push on the swing I could muster. Lyla on the other hand, LOOOOOVED the swing. LOVED it! She smiled so big and didn’t stop giggling for a long time! Ember wanted a turn to push her baby sister so I let her. Lyla’s excited encouraged Ember to push her more and more… she pushed her way faster than I ever would’ve and Lyla just laughed even harder over it! haha! I had to tell Ember, I know Lyla is laughing and loving it but still be gentle. I had to tell her a couple times because they were having such a good time together!
At this point Lyla didn’t want to go back in the stroller so I held her the rest of the time.
This next picture is funny because I took a group shot and a little girl that had been playing with Ember yells over, “Wait, wait, I’m coming!” and ran up and stood in the line like she needed to be a part of the photo. haha! What a cutie!
And then we walked home!
My mom sent us an Easter package!
My entire Easter themed mantel was thanks to my mom. The frames are those the kids made when we visited her and the banner and decorations up there came in the package!
Lyla spotted the kids wearing the bubble necklaces and really wanted to join in.
Getting Lyla to sleep, to nap, is so challenging. She won’t sleep unless I’m holding her. Which means any hour or two she is sleeping I have to just sit there. Not the worst thing in the world unless you also have 5 other kids and a boatload of stuff to do.
So, I figured out that if I laid her down on the floor and wrapped the boppy around her she’d sometimes stay asleep. Rarely still, but sometimes!
Both these kids are always, always by my side.