easter sunday.

happy easter! (yesterday.) hope you had a beautiful easter sunday with your loved ones. here are a few photos from our day together below:


^^^ it was chilly out but not too chilly so mama went ahead and ditched her tights for the day (also code for I SHAVED MY LEGS!) and so in like-mother-like-daughter fashion, eleanor ditched her tights, too.^^^


^^^we gave samson a big head start on the easter egg hunt sunday morning and he surprised us by finding ALL the eggs in record time! but in eleanor’s defense, she mostly just wanted to play with things in her easter basket, which may have helped samson.^^^


^^^play-doh in E’s easter basket. which of course meant there was an impromptu tea party (see below) before opening any of the containers up and actually playing with the play-doh. ^^^


^^^…and bubbles!^^^


^^^this little guy and his suspenders. i cannot get enough.^^^



^^^while samson napped, eleanor helped papa make his colorful pancakes (a tradition we began last year) for our easter breakfast.^^^

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^^^thanks to somebody’s tiny chubby toddler hands getting dye happy, they were a lot brighter than last years pretty pastel ones, but they were so so delicious! ^^^


^^^i stole one of eleanor’s hair clips so we could both wear purple flowers in our hair and be all matchy matchy. then we gave some eskimo kisses before heading off to church!^^^


^^^we went to church to celebrate Jesus Christ, the real reason behind the Easter holiday.^^^

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^^^our little ham!^^^

^^^the littles enjoyed a round 2 of checking out their easter stash and playing together after church before naps.^^^



^^^we enjoyed a beautiful easter dinner with friends in harlem who really know how to make the most of easter decor.^^^

happy easter!!

  1. Totally darling photos! You inspire me to capture ones of my daughter and son as well. Happy Easter… He is risen indeed!


    I love love love this blog!!!. Your daughter and your soon are preciouse. I love your house, your clothe….Congratulations, for me it’s mandatory read it once a week, at least!!! kisses from Spain ;-)

  3. Oh Eleanor’s shoes are adorable! I love the colorful pancakes!!! =)

    Seriously seeing the pictures of your beautiful family makes me can’t wait until the days where I’m a mom and can enjoy my own lil ones! =)

    Happy Easter!!

  4. Karishma

    Beautiful photos! Loving E’s cutie patootie shoes! And Samson’s intense face when looking for the eggs hahah!


  5. go samson, scooping all the eggs–and that is an easter explosion at your friends home! as always, am impressed with how much you get done before church—a whole pancake panoply before the day has even begun!

  6. WOW! you aren’t kidding about the easter decor! that’s incredible. easter is one of those holidays you just know gets better and better with little ones around. glad you had a beautiful sunday!


  7. AM

    Happy Easter! Looked like you had a lovely day!

  8. Rachael

    You are killing me with Samson’s suspenders! Oh the sweetness!

  9. Your photos always bring a smile to my face! It is truly refreshing to read your blog. I love it! I hate to be the first to ask, but where did you get your shoes from? I have been in search of a similar pair in orange.


  10. your kids seriously makes me melt! i love how your play room has such great big windows that gives to die for lighting. this looks like an amazing easter =)

  11. such perfect easter attire!


  12. so beautiful it doesn’t even seem real! you should let E control the dye process more often. The colors are gorgeous! Happy Easter! Thanks for sharing. =)

  13. Ida

    Oh my, the decoration is pretty enough to keep year round.

  14. Beautiful photos, what a wonderful family. Happy Easter x

  15. Tine

    Happy Easter! Where did you buy your beautiful shoes? :)

  16. marcell the shell!! haha love it.

    happy Easter to the Davis family! what a beautiful time of year and I’m glad the weather was warm(ish) for getting away with no tights… yay!!

    Manhattan temple!! That ones definitely on the list of temples to visit. Such a beautiful sanctuary in the middle of a city.


  17. Rachel

    Glad you guys had a wonderful Easter Sunday. The colors in this post are outstanding! Absolutely love all of your photos.

  18. those pancakes look too good to eat! love all your Easter getups :)

  19. Janice

    Wow! That decor is so lovely!!

  20. what beautiful pictures!!! looks like you had a fabulous easter!!

  21. SO much color! that’s the way to say “bring it on, spring!”

    cheers :)

  22. Sarah

    I love your blog!

    Please tell us where Josh got that amazing stripy bowtie from?

    Lots of love from London,


  23. Lo

    beautiful photographs. those suspenders are darling. and that decor at your friends!? wow- awesome.

  24. Nicole

    It all looks like so much fun! Glad you guys had a wonderful Easter.
    Oh…Happy April Fool’s day!!!

  25. How cute are those pancakes? Such a great, kid-friendly way to make the holiday more exciting. Love it.

  26. Kelly

    There outfits are absolutely precious, I am OBSESSED with E’s shoes and S’s suspenders – when I have kids I am going to dress them exactly like this and I love the tradition of colored pancakes!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  27. Dani

    It’s like your family was made for Easter. All of the bright colors were absolutely lovely! I am so happy you had a beautiful holiday. Christ is the reason we celebrate.

  28. Sally

    Wow. So adorable! Loving the colorful pancakes and the Easter decor at your friend’s place. Ah! Getting all excited about celebrating Easter in New York next year!

  29. giulia

    these traditions are so perfect! as in they are super special but not impossible so you can still do them each year no matter what!

  30. Kelly Y

    Where did you find E’s dress? So colorful and beautiful!!!

  31. Nichole

    BEAUTIFUL. All of it. Simply lovely.

  32. That’s one of my favorite spots in New York (where church is). Glad you all had a wonderful Easter:)

  33. Wow to the easter decor, your friends are crafty! Your family has the absolute cutest traditions Naomi, I can’t wait to share these kinds of moments with my own brood some day!

    Kelsey @ Time Stand Still

  34. Jessica

    Looks like your family had a lovely Easter! I love both E’s and S’s Easter outfits, so perfect. And I think the colorful pancakes is a great tradition. Any April Foolery going on in your house today?!


  35. eeek! TOO CUTE! :) The mother/daughter shoe shot was just adorable. It’s probably so much fun now having the two littles and seeing them discovering things TOGETHER.

    And YES, baby boy suspenders! Everyone complains about baby boy clothes (in comparison to the girls stuff)…but I LOVE baby boy outfits. HELLO SUSPENDERS! :)

    Here’s my little man in his Easter besta: http://hennablossom.com/?p=1239 (and of COURSE that means SUSPENDERs, haha).

    As always thanks for sharing. I always leave your blog smiling.

  36. Looks like you guys had a perfect Easter! Love all the colors, those pancakes are such a fun tradition!

  37. Angie

    You all look great in your Easter best!

    I didn’t know you knew the Simmons! They are fabulous in every sense of the word. :)

  38. Oh my goodness! It looks like you guys had the most amazing Easter…and that shing dig in Harlem looks like so much fun

  39. Darling

    God bless your family….. I absolutely adore you guys. Very cute photos..,,, looks like an epic easter!!

  40. Stella

    I love the bright colors in all of these photos! The one of you & E giving eskimo kisses is my favorite.

  41. Ana

    Love your photos! The Easter decoration looks great and the pancakes look delicious!

  42. Hilary

    Your friends house looks amazing! Love the decorations! Eleanor’s dress is super cute and Samson is adorable in his suspenders and shorts!

  43. Cheltz

    I hope the guy with the shorts and a suit was a star at church! Or was that just his Easter brunch outfit?

  44. Lauren

    I’d also LOVE to know where Eleanor’s dress comes from! Such a sweet family day full of all the right things – worship, fun, rest, and a little playful color. Thanks for letting us “be” there!

    P.S. Eleanor is your twin in the “our little ham” pic (5th from the bottom). Doppleganger ;)

  45. jaclyn

    happy easter!!!
    i love the picture of cute little sampson reaching for the egg!!! they are so precious!!
    all of the bright colors in your pictures are gorgeous!!

  46. Lala

    Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us, they are all so lively and lovely. Your little guy and his suspenders are so precious! Miss E is looking all so cute in her colorful dress and shoes!
    Happy Easter to your family : )

  47. Is the church inside of the temple? So interesting! Cute post.

  48. Jessica

    WHat a beautiful Easter!

  49. Looks like you guys had the best Easter! I can’t believe how grownup Eleanor is looking these days – and such a great big sister. Happy Easter!

  50. Jenny

    My goodness, Samson is growing up so fast! Look at that full head of beautiful (slightly gingery hair)! Looks like a lovely day, thanks for sharing!


  51. Taylor

    Your family is precious!!!!!

  52. Alice

    Oh their outfits!! Too cute. And I love the coloured pancakes- my brother and I were going to make pancakes for everyone yesterday morning then realised we had no eggs. Disappointed would be the understatement of the century. xx

  53. Is it silly that I would totally wear those mustard yellow bow flats that your little girl has on? Adorable! Also, loving the rainbow colored pancakes. Yum!

  54. hanna

    Eleanor’s outfits are so cute. –Hanna

  55. chris

    Oh my…her dress is the cutest thing! :) Love your photos, always looking so happy :)

  56. Ashley R

    E’s shoes are adorable, I love the Manhattan Temple, and the decor from the Easter dinner looks like a setting out of a magazine. Perfection. Oh and I love the idea of colorful pancakes. We might need to borrow that for next year. Our kids would love it!

  57. Shanna

    Your blog post again turned my miserable day a happy one! love all the beautiful colours and positive vibe in your pictures xxx

  58. Rachel

    I can’t get over all of the cuteness of this post. Those super fun pancakes, the adorable tea party! And I love Josh’s bowtie. Oh, and those decorations at your friend’s Easter party?! Seriously? Holy cow – I want to be friends with them, too! Let’s just all be friends and have a big celebration of friendship so we can bust out those decorations again :)

  59. Looks like you guys had an insanely fun (and colorful!) Easter! Eleanor’s shoes… too adorable!

  60. Lisa

    Wow those decorations are gorgeous! I would love to decorate my house like that one day!

    And the pancakes look delicious!


  61. shayla

    cutest shoes/babies :)

  62. Oh, such beautiful, bright colors! I am in love with the shoes, pancakes, and bowties! I miss and love NYC.

  63. emi

    a perfect easter! love the picture that you included of the church building…i love the NYC temple and building! XO

  64. alyssa

    beautiful photos! looks like you guys had a great easter. where did you get e’s yellow shoes? they are adorable!

  65. love love love the idea of colorful pancakes for Easter!

  66. Jamie

    is it just me or is samson growing super fast?! haha i mean really! all that hair! :-) you have a beautiful family, definitely blessed. and um, i personally love the brighter pancakes.. ;)

  67. Hanna

    The cutest Easter I have ever seen!

  68. what a fantastic easter! those baskets are adorable! love all your cute shoes and your mans awesome bow tie!

  69. Allison

    Could you share where Samson’s outfit is from? I want to put together something similar for baby’s baptism! Thank you.

  70. adorable and omg that looks exactly like my old harlem apartment on 116th street! i miss it so….

  71. E’s dress is GORGEOUS! And I love that you wore her little flour clip to match. I dressed my guy in a little bow tie and suspenders and it was the dang cutest thing ever.

  72. Where, oh, where???? Did you get those overalls!?! Sooo adorable!

  73. Yana

    Where did you get your shoes? I love them…

  74. bridget

    love posts like this. just day in the life sort of stuff. also, eleanor’s dress is amazing.

  75. hannah

    happy easter! you make me want to be a stay-at-home mommy one day– such a beautifully-orchestrated life you seem to lead :) such an inspiration. you definitely are one lucky girl!

  76. Marie

    Seems like a great Easter you had with your family! Your children are adorable, love their outfits! Btw I hope you’re feeling better now. :))


  77. this looks like SUCH great Easter fun! :) those pancakes are adorable, and so is the picture of Samson with the eggs in front of his eyes hehe. Yay for Easter! God is good :)


  78. Lisa

    love the colours in these pictures! I think you have the sweetest kids in the whole world :) ♥

  79. What a blessed day. You all look so adorable in your Easter Sunday Best. Between E’s shoes and S’s suspenders I am all gasped out! :) SO sweet! Happy Easter!

  80. Michelle

    The pictures don’t work, is any one else having this problem?

  81. Catie

    I just love the colored pancake tradition! How fun for the kids too! Beautiful pictures as always <3

  82. Ester Sparkles

    Hi Naomi!!
    It’s always a pleasure to discover a new post!I step by here everyday!
    So..I also had pancakes with my family, next time i have to try the colored ones!

    Thank you for sharing!

    : )

  83. Such lovely photos, the picture with Eleanor’s yellow shoes, too cute! Hope you had a lovely Easter :)

  84. Kassi

    E’s outfit is so fab! Those shoeeesss. I’ve gotta get some for my own baby girl!

  85. So much colour , I love it! Happy easter to you and yours

  86. Raya

    wow, awesome tradition. all the colours are so vibrant and beautiful. i’m definitely taking notes for when i have kids.

  87. kaela d.

    are you kidding me with those easter decorations? that last picture looks straight out of a magazine!!!!! so beautiful. also, you create the happiest most photogenic children around. good work! happy easter. :)

  88. Kym

    Your children are always so well dressed, I adore their Easter outfits :) and you and Eleanor’s hair clips! Those pancakes almost look too pretty to eat (almost)… And that photo of josh and Samson? a frame-er for sure.