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.