I’m seriously so behind. I contemplated just skipping blogging about Easter all together, but some of the pics from the weekend are just so darn cute I couldn’t bare not sharing them. So I’ll just be that person who blogs about Easter 3 weeks late….
Would it surprise anyone to hear that we spent Easter up on the island? Probably not as it tends to be “our place to go” for weekend get-a-ways! Brett also had multiple family members visiting for the weekend, so it was fun to spend time with everyone. The weather was gorgeous and Leah shone as the center of everyone’s attention all weekend. I swear that girl just lights up with all the attention she gets from her nana and papa (plus some cousins and aunts and uncles!) She went up to the island with Brett’s parents one day before we did, so she got to spend some one-on-one alone time with everyone before mommy and daddy got there. It was the first time she had ever been away from both me and Brett and (silly enough) I started crying as she drove away with nana on Thursday night. Brett just patted my back and gave me a look like “hey there crazy, calm yourself, it’s just one night…” Obviously I knew she would be fine but she seemed like such a big girl, spending the night with her nana and papa without us!! Of course I was itching to see her Friday afternoon and we had a perfect movie moment of her running into my arms when we walked through the front door. 🙂
Easter was a fun, family filled day that started with an Elmo Easter basket in the morning, followed by church and brunch and ended with an Easter egg hunt at the country club. I had a bit of a “mom moment” during the Easter egg hunt. There were TONS of kids, and the egg hunt officials split them up by age group in different areas to find their eggs. Makes sense, except for the fact that Leah’s age group was 5 and under! I’m sorry, but a 5 year old and a 1 1/2 year old’s ability to find Easter eggs are a bit different. Of course the official yelled “Go!” and off the big 5 year olds went, shoving all the little kids and snatching all the eggs they could get their hands on. And then there was my child, running AFTER the big kids and following them around as they go from egg to egg. And yes, my logical side told me that it didn’t matter if Leah found any eggs, it wasn’t like she was going to get to eat the tootsie rolls hidden inside of them or anything, but the crazy mom part of me thought “this won’t do” and the next thing I knew, I had snatched 3 eggs before a 5 year old could get his grubby little paws on them and set them in an obvious place for Leah to “find” and put into her basket. And of course she was THRILLED when she saw those 3 eggs so it made my crazy mom moment all worth it! Plus! As the Easter egg hunt ended in .5 seconds, we heard a little 2 year old crying behind us that he didn’t get any eggs. Brett quickly snatched up one of Leah’s eggs and made a quick donation to the mother so she could sneakily set it down and yell “Look over here!” And seeing that little boy’s face light up was definitely worth it. So all the 5 year olds paraded back into brunch with their lot of 18 eggs a piece but Leah was thrilled as punch with her 2 Easter eggs. So I would say her first Easter egg hunt was a success!! 🙂
So, overall a wonderful island weekend as always. Now for some cute family Easter pics!