And now for the Easter update!
I threw in the first two pics because they make me smile. Selah sure loves her Gramma – lots of smiles out of that one, especially considering she isn’t the “smiliest” kid when it comes to cameras being around. Those were taken during our Easter lunch, which was at our house. What a blessing to have family come and visit! And “just for fun” instead of to work! (Which is probably nice for my parents, who are always driving down to help rather than just to visit!). Grandma and Grandpa also brought Nana and Papa, who hadn’t seen our house in a very long time, so it was fun to “show off” the changes!
Before church that morning, the Easter bunny made an appearance, complete with a stocked basket with Murray (a Sesame Street character stuffed toy), animals, and some funny little games. So fun to see her surprised little sleepy face light up, and her cute little bed head play with the toys all morning. We had some much fun, in fact, that this next picture shows how happy we were to leave for church:
Luckily, Daddy is the master-cheerer-upper, and turned that frown upside down after an Easter kiss:
After church, the family was waiting at our house complete with more baskets full of goodies! Yes, Easter is about Jesus and we explained the story multiple times, before and after the day…but I’m fairly certain our stories were less memorable to our little girl than the family, eggs, and full baskets, so we’ll really have to work on that one when it rolls around next year!
Grandma’s basket held some ultra-cute bunny ears…of which I am amazed I captured on film, because she was less than excited to have anything on her head or face:
After the second round of baskets, we ventured outside (rough, on this gorgeous of a day) to do Mommy’s egg hunt. It took a bit of time for her to catch onto the drill and warm up to searching for the eggs, but I’d say it was ultimately a success.
Also, the super cute little dress, which I love in the back of this next picture, was also courtesy of my mom (AKA Grandma).
It took Selah a bit to warm up to Papa – she sometimes isn’t sure of those males (good girl, don’t trust any of them too soon!)…but after he grabbed the Easter basket to help collect eggs, she was a loyal fan. Now every time we “pretend” to call Nana…she always has to ask me – “Papa, too, Mommy?”.
Such a fun day of celebration, and just wishing that we could have spent it with the rest of our family(ies) too!