I think vacation knocked our boys out because both boys slept in until around 7:30 a.m. on Easter morning. This gave me and Ryan the chance to ease into the day a bit and I sipped my coffee and assembled the boys’ Easter baskets while Ryan hid eggs around our family room and living room.
Once Chase and Ryder were up, the egg hunt began!
(FYI, for those with slim kids, Chase is wearing the Old Navy jeggings I always rave about in the above photo. They are THE BEST jeans for smaller kiddos and pull on and off easily. They’re marketed as girls’ jeggings but are definitely unisex.)
We do a ton of seek-and-find games around our house because Chase loves to search for hidden “treasures” so it felt like he had been training for this year’s egg hunt for months. Chase ran around the house gathering the eggs and Ryan and I agreed that next year’s egg hunt needs to be a little more challenging!
Chase loved opening his eggs — the Easter bunny filled them with jellybeans, loose change for the piggy bank Chase made at school, superhero tattoos and firetruck stickers — and our whole family filled up on jellybeans and chocolate bunnies for breakfast.
Ryder was way more into playing with the plastic eggs than he was his Easter basket this year and we still have yet to put the eggs away because they’re his new favorite thing.
Ryder is now pulling himself up and crawling all over the place and I am finding myself feeling almost weepy on a daily basis when I think about how fast he’s growing. He will be ONE in less than two months and I feel like our baby days are numbered. I was oddly emotional when Chase turned one and I sense the same thing is going to happen with this joyful little dude, too. Cue all the mom tears!
After plenty of egg-playing time, we got ourselves together and piled into the car and head off to church.
The service was a good one and helped our family focus on the meaning behind the special day.
We arrived home more than ready for a heartier breakfast and I made pancakes for our crew to dig into while Ryder took his morning nap.
I also hardboiled a dozen eggs with the intent to do some egg dying on Easter but that never ended up happening because we were all more interested in spending as much time as possible outside. We majorly lucked out with the weather on Easter! It was sunny and temperatures hovered in the upper 60s. Springtime perfection!
Ryder’s face in the above picture kills me! I swear if he’s not giving his brother his biggest, gummiest smile, he’s looking at him like, “Seriously, what the heck are you doing!?” And Chase’s face is straight mischief with his monster stick! Even Sadie steered clear of him with that one.
We spent most of the afternoon at the park in our neighborhood before swinging by the grocery store to pick up some necessities for the week and the fixings for a super fancy Easter dinner — grocery store sushi and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
So far this week we’ve been slowly getting back into our normal routine. I love, love, love vacation but it also feels good to return to a bit of normalcy around here. I hope you’re all having a great Tuesday so far!