Happy Easter! So, I didn't document this day as sufficiently as I would have liked, but I think I managed to get some good ones of Evie. We had a pretty hectic schedule: sunrise service, church brunch, lunch with family. Evie got to kind of participate in an Easter egg hunt, she tried key lime pie for the first time and got to meet her aunt and cousin who were visiting from California. We made her a little Easter basket but didn't get too crazy with it. It mainly consisted of things she'll need for the beach and the pool, you know, since the weather here in Florida skipped spring and went straight to summer.
I love the photo below because it really captures Evie's essence right now. Always trying to grab something. She's probably thinking in this moment how she can best apprehend my camera lens so she can slobber all over it. Sorry to disappoint you, Evie.
Our church did a little egg hunt for the kids, but it did things a little different. Instead of a free-for-all stampede of kids out there pushing each other out of the way to grab as many eggs as they can, there was one egg for each kid (we go to a small church) with their name written on it, so you just have to go find your own egg. The below photo is of Mike running around with Evie trying to help her find her egg (and looking a little crazy and a little too excited in the process). Except there wasn't actually an egg made for her (because she's a baby and can't exactly go forth and find eggs yet). But someone saw Mike galloping around in vain, had pity on him and decided to whip up a last minute egg so he (and Evie, of course) could return in victory.
Here's Evie with her spoils.
Below is Evie with her Aunt Jen and her cousin Ethan from LA. We were so excited to see these guys! Evie had so much fun with them.
And below is my good friend Kristina and her son, Evie's buddy Magnus. He's about 2 and half months younger than Evie but that does not stop them from trying to squawk at each other and grab each other's faces. That's true friendship right there.
Anyway, we had a great day full of lots of good food, good people and thankfulness for our Savior.
I'm looking forward to next Easter for two reasons:
1) Evie will be old enough for us to tell her exactly why we celebrate Easter. And that will be so sweet and meaningful.
2) She'll be able to run around by herself to find eggs. And that will be so awesome and a little bit hilarious.