Easter was the day after Emmy’s birthday this year, so that made for a busy weekend. I looked it up, and Easter and Em’s birthday won’t be this close together again for a few more years. And when she turns seven, they’ll be on the same day!
My niece and nephews were off of school on Good Friday, so Carla and I decided to take everyone to get pictures with the Easter Bunny. There’s a florist down by my parents’ house who was doing it for $5. Apparently, you get what you pay for. We walked in, and I took one look at that bunny and considered leaving. The entire ride down, Lucy had been saying she was going to snug the bunny, kiss the bunny, and lick the bunny (?). I was thinking, yeah right, you’re gonna see this bunny and burst into tears. But, because kids never cease to amaze/confuse me, all five of them loved it! Emmy was fussing in line with her arms out toward the bunny because we weren’t getting there fast enough . . . Lucy jumped right up onto his lap . . . even Gordie was excited to see him. Santa brings them to tears, but this creepy bunny is the bee’s knees!
Look how Lucy is caressing his face!
And snug she did! I mean, c’mon, am I the only one who finds the bunny to be creepy?
As a comparison, look what you get if you spend $20 at the mall. A nice brown bunny with normal looking eyes that does not look like something that would appear in a horror movie. This is Lucy’s friend Amelia, and that smile is adorable!
Lucy used setting a carrot out for the Easter bunny as the ultimate excuse to stall bedtime Saturday night. First, she wanted to leave it on the dining room table. Then, she thought the street was a better idea.
After we told her the street wasn’t gonna happen, she decided that the carrot should be left in our bathroom . . .
. . .with some chapstick in case the bunny’s lips need it. #okfine #gotobed
Lucy found her basket under the kitchen table.
Emmy set her milk down long enough to go through her basket for a bit, so she must have been interested!
Lucy finally got a pink car that she’s been asking for . . .
. . . and a tutu for dress up.
Emmy Roses knew just what to do with her flashlight . . .
. . . and looks adorable in her new sun hat!
After some play time, chores, and a little nap for Emmy, we headed down to my parents’ house. Emily had some business to attend to before she could unwind at Easter dinner.
Seriously, how sweet are these girls? This is the first time LuLu has gotten to eat at the big table, and she did a great job. It certainly helped that she was sitting next to her favorite cousin ever.
Somebody get this girl some eggs to hunt!
Ready to get outside and find those eggs!
Emmy got one egg, and it had some yogurt melts in it. She was one happy girl!
The best picture of the day!
And, next, you’ll see all of our failed attempts at photos.
We were standing too far back and are in the shadows.
These guys just couldn’t get it together!
Sadie is the only grandchild making a normal face.
Some of us didn’t know where to look.
It’s hard to take a selfie and not drop your 24 pound crying baby. But I tried anyway.
My dad and I took a pretty good picture, but, as usual, he told me he better not see it on the internet. That would require him using the internet, though.
Easter 2017 (Emmy was two weeks old) and Easter 2018. What a difference a year makes!
Emmy had a little post egg hunt Pop time.
And Lucy had some post egg hunt chocolate pie.
Not pictured are the five grandkiddos all on the floor opening up Easter baskets and treats from the family. It was crazy and there was no time for pictures!
Lucy crashed hard as soon as we got in the car to head home.
She perked up after getting home and having a snack, though, and spent some time brushing her ponies’ hair.
We had a great Easter, and I was so thankful that Matty took Monday off because we definitely needed it to recover from our weekend.