Easter Fun

4.01.2013

We kicked off our Easter weekend with an egg hunt at the park with some friends on Thursday.



This was Emerson's first egg hunt so it took her a minute to get the hang of it.


Jesse had Friday off, so we spent the day hanging out, running errands, and playing. I also monogrammed Emerson's Easter basket and got it ready for her. We decided to give it to her on Saturday morning instead of Sunday because we wanted her to have the whole weekend to play with her new stuff. I knew if she got it before church on Sunday she wouldn't want to leave. :)

When she got out of bed we told her the Easter bunny had left a surprise for her. I just love the look on her face here.


I didn't put a whole lot in her basket because we had an even bigger surprise waiting for her outside. (Normally we wouldn't do a big gift like this for Easter but Jesse is going to miss the majority of the holidays this year so we decided to spoil her a little bit while we can do it together!)



She took off like she had been riding for years.
But we're still working on steering:
Later in the day we decided to take her to the Easter Eggstravaganza in a nearby town. I have to be honest and say that I was less than thrilled. It was just way too crowded and they really didn't have any activities for kiddos Emerson's age. But she did get to visit the petting zoo and she absolutely loved it.

She was just precious with this little goat. She kept rubbing it and hugging it. I think she's an animal lover just like her momma.
On Sunday,  we got up bright and early to get ready for church. The message was amazing and I am loving the church more and more each week. Even with all the Easter festivities, I wanted to make sure that we remembered the real reason for the holiday. I don't think I will ever fully grasp just how much God loves us- even when we are broken with sin. I am so thankful for Jesus and the price he paid for us.

Instead of doing a big Easter dinner, we went to Sonic after church. Fancy, huh? When we got home we snapped a few pictures before chowing down on hamburgers and french fries.

After Emerson's nap, we dyed a few Easter eggs.

I think it's safe to say that a certain little somebody loved it!
We also decided to do a little Easter egg hunt with Emerson. I put raisins, cereal, and a few pieces of candy in the eggs and Jesse hid them in the small grassy space behind our house.


Even though we only had 14 eggs, it took a while because Emerson wanted to open every egg and taste test what was inside.


Jesse put a dollar in one of her eggs and she was just thrilled to have "muh nee" and carried it around all evening.



We ended the day with some more 4 wheelin'. We let her ride it over to the playground.
And once we got there she started getting a little too confident.


Now I'm thinking maybe the Easter bunny should have left a helmet in her basket. And maybe a box of dye for me to cover all these gray hairs this little daredevil is giving me!

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter!



Jessica @ Better Together and Forever said...

Oh so cute!! So glad you all had a great Easter! :)

April said...

Her Easter dress is adorable and love her with that little goat!

Emily Powell said...

ha! yes, it does look like she needs a helmet! funny girl!

~Dawn~ said...

Those diva glasses are so darling! And a daredevil she is. Looks like a very fun and blessed Easter weekend for you all!

Callie Nicole said...

Love all the pictures, glad you had a good Easter!

~Momma to Twin Girls~ said...

OH Tami - she is the just the CUTEST thing! I loved all her outfits in the photos. And her basket was ADORABLE!!! Great job Momma!

Stephanie said...

These pictures are adorable!! Glad you all had such a wonderful Easter, sure looks like she enjoyed herself.

Amanda said...

I love her new ride! And all her dresses in this post! She is so cute!

Paula Lynch said...

Looks like a fun Easter was had for all. You all look great in your Easter finery. Definitely a little brave with her four wheeler. Her basket turned out really cute.

Allison Boutwell said...

You look amazing and Emerson is adorable! She is such a brave girl, I would need hair dye too! Her face is PERFECT when she first sees her goodies from the Easter bunny. So cute!

Mandy said...

I am cracking up at those last pics of your little daredevil!! lol She was adorable with that little goat and that's a beautiful pic of you and E on Easter! Glad you guys enjoyed your holiday weekend and most of all- that Jesse was there with you girls!!

Lyndsey said...

I love all her dresses! I'm excited to shop for Easter dresses next year :)

I am going to show these pictures to Will - I want to get Liam a battery powered car but he keeps nixing it! He doesn't think he'll be able to steer it yet, but that's what practice is for!

Lindsay Alexis said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Easter :) Love her new ride, so cute

Mateya said...

So so cute! Looks like you guys had a great Easter! I can't believe she is standing on the 4-wheeler by the end...what a brave little thing!

Mallorie said...

Looks like so much fun! And I LOVE her sweet little elephant dress. The basket turned out great! You did an awesome job! :-)

Beth Ann said...

How fun! Love that she had to taste test each egg- so funny and so toddler! Haha! Glad you guys got to spend a great Easter together.

Joeylee said...

looks like you had a great 1st Easter here in CA! Emerson is a pro at that power wheels. Her peting that little baby goat is so sweet

Ashley Brickner said...

Emerson is adorable!! New follower!!

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Ashley said...

What a FUN weekend! I cannot wait to have little ones to share the joy of these holidays with!!

Jenna said...

Super cute, friend!

Gina Horkey said...

What a beautiful family! I can see my little guy doing the same progression as her on her new toy;-)

Natalie said...

I love that pink dress and all her outfits! She's so cute in pigtails! Looks like you guys had a great Easter!

luvbnmom said...

What a fun Easter! Looks like she loved her Easter presents!

J and A said...

So much fun!! She is just such a cutie! And don't hate me for saying this but she looks so big!!! :)

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