The day got off to a funny/sweet start when Mike and I couldn’t wait to show Ava her Easter basket that the Easter bunny had brought her overnight. As we slowly walked down the stairs, anticipating the big reveal around the corner, she started “oooing and ahhing” and began pointing at something. Since it was still a little dark out at the 7 o’clock hour, I naturally assumed she was pointing at her basket of goodies but came to find out she was pointing at the vacuum that was in the nearby corner ready to be put to use for guests we were expecting later that morning for Easter brunch.
Even though we were missing our parents this past holiday weekend, we tried to make it special as they would have made it had they been here. Mike and I hosted Easter brunch at our house and then another family joined us in the backyard for a very entertaining Easter egg hunt. It literally rained around the entire weekend so it really did feel like God was shining down on us that day to help make it feel even more special. The angelic looks on Ava’s and David’s face as they scattered around picking up their eggs didn’t hurt either.
One new tradition I liked this year was that the “Easter Bunny” put quarters in some of Ava’s eggs so after she was done scooping up all her loot, we put her quarters in her Cinderella piggy bank. Papa would be so proud his granddaughter is learning to save at such an early age.
Here are a few fun photos from the day…