Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Sunday Celebrations!

Easter Sunday arrived, and it was time for us to give Elyse her Easter basket.  We tried to fill it full of mainly simple things...books, clothes, a new bunny, some watercolor paints, but of course also a little bit of Easter candy.  This girl LOVES her Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs!  

Reaching for the books first!  
We headed for church where we had a fabulous service and then we had a quick Easter egg hunt.  I had been practicing with Elyse just a little bit and she kind of understood...but all the other kids and a strange place was a little bit overwhelming!  

Elyse and her future husband...or best friend at least! 

During nursery, Elyse also helped make her first official Fridge-worthy craft!  A sheep using her handprint...and so it has begun, keeping everything she makes!  
After church we headed to my parents' house for our annual Easter celebration at their house.  The day turned out to be absolutely beautiful and we were able to get some great pictures!  

I have no idea what she was so excited about!

True joy!
True stinkiness? dirty diaper? We have no idea!  ha!

The best family photo we could get, Elyse just wanted down!  
She has recently learned what it means when we ask...Do you wanna swing?
Apparently she was NOT going to smile for a picture with daddy!
But this is true perfection...my beautiful family!
And my sexy husband!  
After a lunch where we all ate WAY too much, it was time for the second egg hunt of the day!  Elyse definitely had the idea figured out by now and was excited to find the eggs which she was even more excited to realize were filled with Graham Bunnies & more chocolate!

After the first few eggs she'd had enough and decided she'd be a diva with her new sunglasses from Mamaw!

The rest of the afternoon consisted of an egg toss for the adults, and LOTS of playtime for Elyse outside.

The afternoon was absolutely beautiful & Elyse spent almost 4 hours outside non-stop!  She was absolutely exhausted.  She fell asleep in the car on the way home at 6:30, there was no way she was waking up when we got home, so we put her in bed and she slept for 13 hours!!!  Definitely a record for our sweet, sleepy girl!

I hope you all had an amazing Easter holiday, it was such a wonderful day to celebrate our Risen Lord!


Kate @ Daffodils said...

I am in love with your yellow dress! And is your hair darker? It looks great. Seemed like a perfect Easter.

Callie Nicole said...

She's so cute in her little Easter outfits!

Melanie said...

I LOVE yours and Elyse's dresses!!! WHERE did you get them?! Great pics too..looks like your Easter was a gorgeous day!!

Sara said...

I'm obsessed with these photos of E. She is so adorable. And she is totally your mini me! Beautiful family!

Susannah said...

Glad you had a wonderful resurrection day. :-) That stuffed bunny you gave the little one is adorable and she looks precious in her easter outfit! :-)

Amanda said...

her dress & hair piece was super cute! and so was yours! :) so glad we had beautiful weather on easter. do you have the swing attached to a tree branch? we have been wanting to get the same one for eleanor!

toi said...

she looks adorable :)