Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Easter 2016

Yes, I know that it is now mid April and Easter was two weeks ago, but it was still a fabulous one that I would love to share!
This was Henley's second Easter, but her first to get to enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt. Now that she actually gets excited about a few things, I was super excited to get to experience this day with her. I couldn't wait for her to see her Easter basket, play with her cousins and hunt for lots of eggs! Next year, I look forward to explaining to her the real meaning behind Easter and hearing her explain it to others.
We started off the day with her Easter basket before going to church. She loved seeing the things in it and taking them out! Her Easter basket was filled mostly by the Target dollar section with some Old Navy mixed in. It was a hit!

After church, we packed up the car and headed out early for my sister's house in Dallas. We left about an hour early in hopes that Henley would knock out a pretty good nap before all the festivities. It worked! Henley napped for a good hour and a half before everyone got to my sister's house and we headed in for lunch. About seven years ago, we started the tradition of going to my sister's house for the lunch and an Easter Egg Hunt. It stuck, and has been so much fun for all of us to be together including the little cousins! We all bring something for lunch and then let the kiddos hunt for eggs and eat dessert. It's a blast!
Henley was a little more interested in the swing than the eggs, but she put a few in her basket before being distracted by the slide in the back. We left most of the eggs for bigger kids, but Henley had so much fun playing. Prepare for a lot of pictures!



This girl could slide for days!
I love my little family!

This was our eighth Easter together!
After we went through all of the eggs and candy with all the littles, we started packing up the car to head back to Denton to Ben's family. Henley got another solid nap in on the drive back and since she was still out when we got to Ben's parents, Ben and I laid on the couch and took an amazing nap as well. It was amazing!
Henley woke up around 5 or 5:30, and we pulled out the festivities again! She opened her basket and we went outside for another egg hunt. Henley is the only little on Ben's side, so his mom put eggs around her flower bed and Henley picked them up. Each one had one of Henley's favorite, a yogurt covered cranberry, in it. She loved them!

Every other egg was a confetti egg which we thought Henley might like, but she was actually terrified by them. Ben cracked the first one on my head and for the rest of the evening, she wouldn't stop looking at the top of my head and whimpering. She is very protective of her mama!
I would say that it was a very successful Easter!

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