|My baby! Easter 2012|
|Same baby, same place, Easter 2013`|
Anyway, he was a little excited about egg dyeing last year but there wasn't much else about Easter that he really got. This year he was TOTALLY into it and kept saying "Again" "again" after every egg.
We decided to try a community Easter egg hunt the Saturday before Easter. It was at a park near us, was free, and had the Easter bunny and face painting too. I had a feeling after our Santa experience that the Easter bunny was not going to go over that well so I didn't want to bother going to the Bass Pro Shop or the mall to stand in line/pay for pictures. (Bass Pro Shop gives you a free picture but it's pretty packed.)
Anyway, we got there, "registered", stood in line for the bunny.
|Waiting in line|
|Why are we outside so early?|
|Watching the bunny, not sure about this...|
|Nope, not going to happen! Note Matthew snoozing in the stroller next to us|
|Holding him back|
|The first egg|
I think he figured it out without "practice"
|"There it is!"|
|Then we came home and he decorated Matthew's face|
|And that evening we dyed easter eggs with Kool Aid which did not turn out as well as I'd hoped|
|This rattle looks yummy|
|The boys Easter morning|
|Matthew is teething I think|
We made it out to the cemetery and left flowers at Olivia's grave. Both boys slept in the car-that was Luke's only nap for the day- so we left them in with the doors open while we went to her grave which is only a few feet away. Luke woke up as we were leaving:
We had egg hunts at our house, my parents, and both of my gandparents' houses, he loved it every time and was the only kid there besides Matthew. Not even for the candy factor but just finding them and collecting them. After the last one was over my brother would sneak one out of his basket and throw it when Luke wasn't looking and Luke would go get it over and over again as enthusiastic as ever. Suffice it to say he LOVED Easter and it was so much fun to watch.
Easter is always a tough holiday for me without our little girl here. As we were leaving the cemetery I said to Joe, "I wonder how different Luke would be now if he had his big sister here". The first time I had pondered that one, which is a moot point because she isn't here, and if she had been, we most likely would not have Luke. So these sort of questions always end up going nowhere and yet I do wonder.
Anyway, even missing Olivia, this Easter was definitely the best since she died.