Happy Easter everyone! Easter has quickly become one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, my mom would make us Easter baskets with lots of treats and then my dad would proceed to hide them. We would follow the eggs around the house and then try to locate our baskets, which he would place somewhere really high and out of reach just to tease us. It was always really fun though. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve loved Easter as a sign spring is really, truly here. It’s really the first big holiday we celebrate as a family after Christmas, so it’s always fun to be able to see everyone for a big meal and dress up and even on the years when the weather hasn’t been that nice, it’s still felt like Easter has been the moment when we turned the corner. We finally survived winter and spring is officially on the way. Last year, I was bummed because we had a huge heat wave on Easter and James couldn’t wear the cute outfit we had planned for him because it was like 90 degrees and we were all sweating. This year, I have a cute outfit planned for him (although true story, he already grew out of the first one I ordered him — kid is growing like a weed!) and I’m excited to take cute family photos. Tbh, last year, I still felt like I hadn’t gotten back in shape post-baby (honestly, I still don’t) and I ended up wearing a dress that I had worn while pregnant (it wasn’t maternity but still made me feel dumpy and chubs), so even though I still haven’t gotten back in shape, I’m pumped to wear something a little cuter (though hopefully it won’t be a million degrees again or I’m screwed).
Our family has a Easter egg hunt tradition, which I love. This year, James can finally participate in it. Last year, Andrew stole all the eggs for him but this year, he’s going to have so much fun running around with all his cousins collecting eggs. I’m also excited for him to get to run around with everyone outside and play Dakota and his older cousins. I doubt he’ll sit for long during the meal, but tbh, I’m not the hugest fan of turkey and ham, so I’m happy to run after him while everyone eats. Truth be told, I’ll probably be booted to the kids table from my once prime table spot. Sigh, mom life, amirite?
What about you? What are your favorite Easter traditions?