Being Brickner : Our Easter Weekend

Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Easter Weekend

Oh, Easter weekend!  I live for stuff like this.  I had been looking forward to this past couple of days for a while now, with each passing week Waverly understands more & more so I couldn't wait for her to be more involved in such a special holiday.

Our weather here was pretty much the worst, it rained all day Saturday which cancelled out our plans to attend an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt.  I totally considered throwing on our matching Hunter boots & trying to go anyways, but my husband was convinced we would be the only ones there & wasn't having it (more fun for us?!).  Instead, Plan-B was a trip to Bass Pro Shops, camo for daddy & Easter crafts for us girls.  If you follow me on Instagram (ashleywbrickner), you may have seen that I made one final attempt with Waverly & the Easter bunny.  I couldn't resist, there was hardly a line & she was in the best mood.  Turns out she still didn't love him & I may have ruined her relationship with the bunny for life. 
 

For the record, she was back to her normal happy self within seconds. :) 
I was so excited going to sleep that night, playing the Easter bunny is almost just as fun as playing Santa.  We set out her basket & covered her favorite bench (she likes to climb on it & jump down, a trick my sweet brother taught her a couple weeks ago) with grass & easter eggs.  A last-minute final touch by my husband was random lollipops all over our new screened-in porch, of course that was the hit of the morning & finding them was her absolute favorite.  Naturally after I spent months perfecting her basket, his bag of suckers stole the show. ;)
 
 
We were thankful for no rain, but it was still way colder than we had hoped for or for the outfit I had planned for Waverly.  I'm so glad that I decided to take pictures of her outside in her dress a few days before mother nature decided to freeze us.  We had a practice Easter egg hunt/sneak peek into her basket, I am in love with her sweet blush dress & a matching bow from Sadie Sky Boutique.
 

We spent the day with both sides of our crazy big families, eating lots of good food & fitting in a little time outside for a few more rounds of egg-hunting.  Turns out my child loves looking for eggs until there is a trampoline in the backyard, which then at that point, she instead refuses & demands to "bump".  So obviously, we covered the trampoline with the eggs, made a circle around her, & continued to give her multiple rounds of applause in between her bites of her Easter chocolate. 
Pretty much her dream come true.
 
 
As for now, we are slowly transitioning back to reality.  I am back to work after a week off & Waverly is coming off of a sugar high from all of her easter candy & a day of holiday excitement with no nap.  It was well-worth it though, definitely the best Easter yet. :) 
 
 
 As always, thank you for your sweet support of our family & this blog.  With the craziness of the holidays, I haven't been able to reply to comments as quickly as I would like to but I truly am so appreciative.  We have some really exciting giveaways coming up (including one Wednesday for the #littlethingslinkup), & I can't wait to give back to all of you!  I hope your holiday was the sweetest.
XOXO

34 comments:

  1. Love the family picture. You 3 are so cute!

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  2. Could your hair be any more perfect?! And um those little white booties for W!! Dying! Glad you had such a fantastic Easter!

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  3. So sweet! Holidays are truly so much better with kidos!!

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  4. So cute! Love the family picture!

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  5. Love the family photo! Glad you guys had a good weekend, even though the weather didn't cooperate! :)

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  6. Looks like a perfect weekend despite the weather! The weather was really upsetting (at least for me!) haha! The bunny picture is priceless! I never took Charli to see the Easter bunny last year or this year... I think because he creeps me out too much! :) And OF COURSE daddy's last minute idea is the best right?! How do the daddy's come up with the most random cheap way to celebrate while we are making everything just perfect, and they still win?! ;) haha! Hope you have a great week!

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  7. Your family is so cute. I love a good crying holiday picture...hehe

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  8. Sounds you had a great Easter. Waverly's smile is just the sweetest, those cheeks!! What a lovely family picture!

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  9. Just found your blog Ashley!

    I think our girls are the same age. I live live live for holidays too!

    I'm hosting a freshly picked giveaway on Friday, check it out!

    www.themilehighmom.com

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  10. You guys are the sweetest little family. And her face with the easter bunny is priceless! :)

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  11. Such a beautiful little family! That last photo needs to be framed!

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  12. Beautiful family :) Minnesota must have stole your nice weather, because we FINALLY had some warmer temps and sun over the weekend.

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  13. What a bummer about the weather. But, Waverly looked beyond adorable.
    Let's talk about that EPIC Easter bunny photo. Oh my gosh, hilarious.
    Lastly, beautiful family photo!!

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  14. Beautiful family photo. I love it! What a perfect Easter minus the weather!

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  15. Looks like you all had a fun weekend despite the cool weather! Waverly looks adorable as usual and the picture of her with her Easter basket is priceless! (Great family pic too!)

    mydearveronica.blogspot.com

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  16. love this!! She is the sweetest thing!! you have a beautiful family xoxo

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  17. What a perfect weekend despite the crappy weather! It sounds like you made the best of it! And I'm seriously dying over the bunny picture. LOVE IT! I wish we had had the chance to take Mia to see the Easter bunny... I'm sure our picture would have looked just like yours :)

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  18. these pics are fantastic - especially the bunny picture! she is seriously adorable, and you are gorgeous! hope you had a lovely weekend :)

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  19. What a cutie!! :) So glad you had a good Easter!!

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  20. I love all these festive pics!! She looked so happy hunting for her treats and finding her Easter basket! And of course her fashion is amazing!!

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  21. So sweet, looks like Waverly really enjoyed it!

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  22. She is just so cute and I am loving et hair!!! What fun time for your family. I hope your transition back to work isn't too difficult.

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  23. Aww, I love these pics! Dying over the pink boots! The last pic came out great! Adorable little family! XO

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  24. She is so lucky to have you two as parents! You really make sure her holidays are fun :) Her dress is so pretty! So sad she couldn't wear it on Easter, but it's so cute she could wear it lots when it gets warmer!

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  25. Your family pic is the sweetest! And I love the Easter Bunny pic...I knew my little man would throw a fit too so we didn't even attempt it this year!

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  26. Crying Santa/Bunny pics are my favorite because I basically have no heart.

    Bummer about the bad weather but it definitely looks like you guys made the absolute best of it :) You got some amazing photos!

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  27. Such a cute picture on the trampoline - love it!

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  28. She's the best dressed child ever!

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  29. Too bad about the ran. At least the bunny pic makes an excellent memory =) Even crying they are cute, and funny to look back on! Love her green bunny dress. Bumping sounds more fun than hunting! Looks like a fun time even if some plans were rained out.

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  30. Family picture = i die!!! So stinking cute, & she is precious!! Does her hair have a bit of curl to it? Looks like it's kinda wavy in some pictures. Precious!!

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  31. Your Easter looks super fun!! And that picture of her jumping on the trampoline...pure bliss! Holidays are SO much more fun with kids! Glad she (and you guys!) had the best day! xo

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  32. Love the pictures and I want her basket!! haha Way cute!! xoxo

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