Easter is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays.
It may be a little rainy this time of year, but everything in my garden starts blooming; and I start getting excited thinking about all the new things to look forward too. Like, daylight savings (hallelujah!), warmer temps (well here in SB our seasons are sometimes a little backwards), a new vegetable garden, and of course summer that will be here before you know it.
And I know I've said it before, but life with kids just kicks all the holidays up a notch- if you have them you can relate! So there's family traditions to carry on and times with friends- and somehow we manage to squeeze in room for it all.
I love that this holiday is so full of such spiritual significance and love.
It's another day to bring family and friends closer together.
Enjoy a little recap of our whirlwind Easter here.
|a beautiful walk- look at those sailboats, they look like white clouds|
|nothing feels quite like spring like feeding the ducks|
|getting started on her very first vegetable garden|
|we now have a planter for each|
we planted carrots, zucchini, strawberries, lettuce, beets and some pretty little flowers
|easter crafting playdate at Evia and Mila's|
|these were the cute bags they made|
|Penelope thoroughly loved the egg dying process|
|and so did little sis|
|the finished product|
these were the kind you can write on with a white crayon and it leaves a cool effect
|one major bonus- my wisteria comes back in a MAJOR way!|
|my birdie cake "before"|
|after with peeps and lemon drops!|
|paula dean's chicken salad sandwiches (this was before her racial blip!)|
but I would probably still make them, they were super yummy he he
|cute little Pinterest-inspired deviled eggs|
don't shake your head- these were super EASY!
that's my criteria for anything pinterest, if it looks like it will take more than five extra minutes, I DON'T DO IT!
|P with baby buddies, Graham and Phoebe|
|Violet found her first egg!|
|Kenzie playing at our Easter pep playdate|
|one of their crafts was the silly bunny crown Kit is wearing|
|just because :)|
|sweet treats from MacKenzie|
|my sister in law linda makes THE BEST breakfast!|
hint, hint ;)
This year we spent Easter sunday by attending church at Hope Community
and having lunch at my mom's house.
It was nice not to host!
|this pic captures their personalities and cracks me up!|
|beautiful Easter lunch set up at mom's|
|swimming on a cold Easter day- because they know how to heat a pool!|
|this is what I preferred doing|
|my dad sticking it out in the rain at Calvary Chapel's Easter service|
|my Grandma Mary with my mom and dad|
|yummy Linda cupcakes|
|sweet Isabella is quite the baker|
she made this adorable cake
|opening Easter baskets from Auntie Linda|