We had friends in town staying with us for Easter weekend, so last weekend was extra fun. They have a little guy just two months older than Charlie and it was so funny to see them rampaging the house together. Charlie did a great job playing, but by Sunday he was very sensitive about sharing his toys. It’s tough to be 18 months old with a new baby brother and a million toys that suddenly aren’t just yours to play with.
We went to church Sunday while our sweet friends got Easter lunch ready at our house and when we got home the boys did a little Easter egg hunt in the backyard. Charlie was into it until he realized that the eggs were filled with fruit loops. Then he just wanted to pick each one up and eat everything in it and then look for the next one. Needless to say, he did not gather the most eggs.
Mike’s mom gets all of the grandkids Easter outfits every year (9 outfits!) This year was a win. Charlie looked so dapper in his little bow tie and Ben looked like quite the baby gentleman in his romper. God must have been looking down on us because it was by far the best mass we’ve been to with both boys.
Who else loves Easter? Spiral ham, spring veggies, flowers, bunnies! I feel like it’s the official beginning of spring which makes it truly a time of renewal and fresh starts.
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. ☺️