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. :)
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!