We celebrated our first Easter with Charlie on Sunday! His little outfit killed me. So cute. (Thanks Gigi!) Isn’t there something just so significant about Easter? Other than the religious significance, of course. Easter just feels like the beginning of another season of life. The ending of Lent is such a breath of fresh air. For me Lent has always been this solemn time of sacrifice and holding back. No eating between meals, giving up chocolate or alcohol, cutting back on social media, going to church an extra day a week? I didn’t actually do any of those things this year! I heard tell that nursing mothers are held to a different standard. 😂 But I feel like after Easter, spring just blossoms, the school year flies by, then summer begins and helloooo fun.
Charlie looks so sad in this picture. He was not happy with the cold egg. Since moving to Florida, we’ve been in the habit of celebrating Easter with just the two of us at home. It’s not a holiday that we have enough time to travel for, so we’ve made our own little traditions that we pulled from our childhoods – dyeing eggs, roast chicken, deviled eggs, potato salad.
It was so fun to have Charlie with us this year. It’s hard to believe that we’ve made a round through nearly all the holidays with him already!
We started the day bright and early (as usual) with coffee and Entenmann’s cream cheese coffee cake. I decided that Entenmann’s should be a new Easter tradition. It’s something mike and I both love but rarely indulge in. (I have visions of Charlie telling people “And on Easter, we eat Entenmann’s!”) After our breakfast, we made our way to church.
Then came dyeing eggs, peep eating, family dinner (Charlie had sweet potatoes), and strawberry shortcake after the little one was put to bed.
And next year Charlie will be big enough to Easter egg hunt which will be so so fun. This year was pretty fun too. ☺️