Being Brickner : Easter 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter 2017

So I took a blogging break, completely unintentional, but it's been a crazy (and fun!) couple of weeks our way.  Last week Waverly & I both had spring break, which was so much fun, and I can't wait to share pictures!!!  But first, Easter.


Chairs
We went to Asheville over break and didn't get back until late Thursday night, so I couldn't wait to fit in all the Easter things with the girls before the official holiday. Saturday night, we set out cookies (and carrots & ranch, per Waverly Maye) and just like Christmas, Waverly insisted that everyone go to bed immediately and without books so that the Easter bunny would come visit our house.  It was so funny, she looked me straight in the eye and said "mom seriously, do not go downstairs at all, you can't even get ice cream".   Because she knows I like to eat ice cream at night all by myself in my bed. ;)  All the while, Avalon couldn't stop talking about how she "high-fived the bunny, but no hug", when we saw him at a festival that day.  She was so proud.  Once they got up Sunday morning, they couldn't wait to go downstairs and see if he came, the sight of them walking up to their baskets holding hands was so magical and just the sweetest ever.

Until they started arguing over who got the purple fairy wings and who got the pink.  Note to self, identical Easter baskets from here on out. :)

Table (Similar)
We had breakfast at our house and let the girls play outside, and then went to my sister's for brunch with my family and an egg hunt.  The weather here was so good, way warmer than any other recent Easter holidays, so we loved getting to eat outside and it really feeling like spring!!!

After naps and a couple walks around the neighborhood, we had dinner and lots of dessert with my in-laws, Waverly & Avalon loved being able to play with their cousins and extend their sugar high just a little bit longer!  As I was putting the girls to bed, I couldn't help but feel a little sad that another holiday had come and gone so quickly.  I know the days of our kids finding holidays so magical are numbered, and as exhausting as they sometimes can be, living them again through my kids eyes are one of my favorite parts of being a parent.  I always try my hardest to make each holiday so special and happy for them, but it really will never compare to how special they make it for me.


Hope you had a wonderful Easter and weekend with your family and loved ones!!! XO

7 comments:

  1. What a character! I love Waverly's rule of not going downstairs. That girl is seriously about the bunny and Santa. Ha ha! Sounds like a great weekend.

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  2. How fun!!! Great pictures as always! Happy Easter!! xo

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  3. I just adore these pictures, they sum up Easter with spring colors perfectly! Glad you had a wonderful holiday.

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  4. I love Avalon's outfit!! TOO precious!

    Hey, do you have a link to the white table your girls are sitting at? :)

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  5. Love how you had the baskets set up! And yay for a slow morning and then fitting in family time!

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  6. SO cute!!! Sounds like you guys had the best Easter! I love how serious Waverly was about the Easter bunny and how she treated him like Santa!

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  7. Such a perfect holiday!
    I'm totally with you. I'm all about making the holidays as special and magical as possible. The magic only lasts for so long...

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