5 years, 4 months.
This makes our first Easter as a family where we didn’t travel to Nonna and Papa’s house in Alabama to celebrate. With Mommy being 8 months pregnant, she isn’t currently able to be in the car for that long of a trip.
I never thought of it until this weekend, but this also made the first Easter for our family where I was responsible for hiding the eggs. So I obviously had fun hiding them in our backyard.
When you discovered your Easter basket, you immediately thanked and hugged Mommy and me.
I responded, “But what about the Easter Bunny?”
You instantly replied, “No, it was you and Mommy.”
I didn’t argue with you. Smart kid you are.
Mommy is such a good gift-giver. She found a very appropriate book for you: I’m a Big Brother.
Plus she got you another owl to match the one you got for Christmas. And she found some dinosaur eggs that dissolve in water and leave behind a dinosaur toy.
I know it sounds random, but she even got you a “bath bomb” for bath time. You love that kind of stuff these days!
Not to mention, there were one dollar bills in some of the eggs, plus a five dollar bill in the golden egg. So thanks to Grandma’s $2 bill she sent in the mail, you are now $14 richer.
As far as candy, we did get you some of the traditional stuff, but you were just as excited about the Annie’s Homegrown snacks in your basket too.
Another first for this Easter, this made the first time, as a kid, you’ve ever gone to the main church service with us; at The Church at Station Hill. You love your Pre-K class that takes place while Mommy and I are in the main auditorium, but today, all the kids remained with their parents.
I’m pretty sure you thought it was neat. The story was fresh on your mind as I read the Easter story to you from your children’s Bible yesterday before your nap.
If nothing else, you got to work on an activity sheet where you had to help Mary through a maze to find the empty tomb of Jesus.
What a great Easter day for our family. And imagine, by next Easter, you’ll have a nearly one year-old baby sister!