hi guys! hope you all had a beautiful and happy easter weekend! i seriously love this time of year. spring in general is growing on me with every passing year and probably will soon top all the seasons for me. it used to be my least favorite but it’s seriously up there with autumn right now.
i’m so thankful for easter and the time it gives us to reflect on our savior and celebrate his life. knowing he lives and the significance that brings into my life is always comforting on many levels. there have been some things lately that have been seriously bumming me out and i have felt a lot of stress and anger and disappointment with some things. it’s hard to talk about these things in depth, and i hate being that vague blogger who isn’t dishing out all the details, but this just isn’t the time or place to share. i’m only referencing them now to say that while i feel like i handle it all well from time to time (and then from time to time i handle it terribly), that i love how the easter holiday happens right around the first day of spring, because that feeling of renewal and rebirth is always so welcomed in all areas of my life after crazy winter and i’m always so ready for it i could practically cry. this year especially.
that top photo is what happens when you don’t have a tripod but wanna try to snag a family photo with everyone in their easter best! just prop your camera up on a bunch of things and hope it balances just right and doesn’t fall over and if you’re lucky, you can get everyone looking at the camera (even if one of those faces is pulling all sorts of sass! oh, eleanor!). i absolutely love that picture.
more photos from the weekend…
these three faces, my three biggest blessings in life that i cannot get enough of.
we made jell-o eggs this year because grandma sent us a fun little care package with everything inside to make them! our nana also sent some sweet easter goodies, as well. they are all so good to us and the kids had so much fun opening up boxes from their grandparents with books and candies and fun things inside. thank you, family!
we went on a little easter egg hunt in central park with friends on friday, but bright and early on sunday morning, the bunny came to our house! (ps. apologies that the next several photos are very grainy. the kids woke up so very early easter morning and i was half awake when i grabbed my camera to snap a few photos. i neglected to properly check my settings. anyway…)
it might be early, but eleanor grabbed her easter bunny ears before doing anything else easter morning! i love how she commits to things!
and on friday, during conrad’s first egg hunt in central park, he put his easter basket around his neck like in this photo above all on his own as he raced around grabbing eggs! he did it again on sunday and it was the cutest thing! he must have caught on that he isn’t as fast as his older siblings so this way, at least he has both hands free to grab twice as many! i can’t get enough of this kid right now! i love him so much.
also, ATTENTION! the davis family bought a big plant! our very first! it’s a palm, i guess? i dunno, but i am STOKED. it also served as an excellent place to hide a few eggs this year!
also, let it be known that my kids should never ever ever have this much sugar in the morning because boy did that stuff throw our day off!
since easter was my day for getting to eat a few special treats since taking out added sugar in my diet, i bought some special fancy candy for the easter eggs from sugarfina. i couldn’t wait to help the kids eat some of it and i’m working hard on forgiving josh for throwing away all of the candy after we got home from church before i had any of it. (yeah, that happened.) i wasn’t exactly okay with it. it’s just that it was my special holiday to eat my added sugar and i feel very robbed. he’s apologized a ton and it’s just candy, but can you tell i’m not over it yet? ;)
it just felt like the egg making at breakfast should be documented since it’s easter, you know?
these two together are such a good pair….
and same goes for this pair as well. such handsome boys. conrad missed out on these photos because he was asleep in the stroller after church.
josh starting off our easter dinner kitchen prep!
rigatoni bolognese al forno that was the yummiest!
conrad will only eat if he’s holding the utensil! it’s part frustrating/part adorable every single meal.
she said, “mom, let me show you my bunny face. it’s pretty good.” ;)
easter outfits might top christmas jammies for me. and you know what a big deal my matching christmas jammies are. ;)
so so in love with this family of mine. and this season. and grateful for all of you, too! thank you forever for your kind support and love. you guys are the best. hope you had the happiest easter! xoxo
my green dress, and bracelet. josh’s bowtie. eleanor’s dress (c/o), the boys bowties, samson’s blazer (i actually bought it from a DC boutique before he was born, but similar seersucker here.) and eleanor’s bunny ears headband.