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.


  1. April 21, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    Love the family picture. You 3 are so cute!

  2. April 21, 2014 / 6:48 pm

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

  3. April 21, 2014 / 6:58 pm

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

  4. April 21, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Great family photo!

  5. April 21, 2014 / 7:03 pm

    So cute! Love the family picture!

  6. April 21, 2014 / 7:04 pm

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

  7. April 21, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    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!

  8. April 21, 2014 / 7:18 pm

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

  9. April 21, 2014 / 7:20 pm

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


  10. April 21, 2014 / 8:05 pm

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

  11. April 21, 2014 / 8:15 pm

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

  12. April 21, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    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!!

  13. April 21, 2014 / 9:41 pm

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

  14. April 21, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    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!)


  15. April 21, 2014 / 9:56 pm

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

  16. April 21, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    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 🙂

  17. April 22, 2014 / 1:44 am

    these pics are fantastic – especially the bunny picture! she is seriously adorable, and you are gorgeous! hope you had a lovely weekend 🙂

  18. April 22, 2014 / 2:16 am

    What a cutie!! 🙂 So glad you had a good Easter!!

  19. April 22, 2014 / 2:55 am

    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!!

  20. April 22, 2014 / 4:00 am

    So sweet, looks like Waverly really enjoyed it!

  21. April 22, 2014 / 4:16 am

    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.


  22. April 22, 2014 / 1:13 pm

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

  23. April 22, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    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!

  24. April 22, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    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!

  25. April 22, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    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!

  26. April 22, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Such a cute picture on the trampoline – love it!

  27. April 23, 2014 / 4:52 am

    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.

  28. April 23, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    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!!

  29. April 24, 2014 / 4:20 am

    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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Our Easter Weekend

As previously posted, I had been playing the role of Easter bunny for about a month now.  I ordered the basket, got lots of goodies, and neatly placed them to bring out on Easter morning.  What I didn’t plan on the bunny bringing?  Teeth.  It seems that Waverly Maye has some teeth on the way, as she started showing all the signs on Easter Eve.  And as a result, our baby bunny was not in the most festive of moods.  

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