Sunday, March 23, 2008

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

... Hopping down the bunny trail
Hippity Hoppity, Easters on its way!

I haven't had a chance to do the Easter Bunny thing before. Gracie was only 11 months old for her first Easter and frankly, I forgot it was Easter entirely!

Last Easter, Gracie was not quite two, Annelie was two months... and we were stuck in a car driving from Oklahoma City back to Austin after we were all in my best friend Jenni's wedding. We did have Easter brunch -- in a cheap and greasy diner along the way -- but we skipped the whole Easter basket thing.

This year, I decided to go all out. Gracie helped pick out the baskets and I had some fun choosing all the goodies to go in them.

Here in Texas it is already hot and sunny. I decided to do a summer theme and get the girls ready for all the fun they will be having at the pool this year.

I bought them each a bright and cheerful summer outfit, a mermaid bathing suit with matching hot pink hula skirt (because seriously, what little girl can possibly go without one of those???), and a handful of water toys and bubbles!

And a huge chocolate bunny, because Easter just isn't Easter without a huge chocolate bunny.

And of course, I packed up the eggs for Gracie's first annual Easter egg hunt!

I was cracking up as I inserted two m&ms into each egg, knowing that Gracie was going to be in candy heaven even though E. Bunny was awfully chinzy on the candy dosage. But seriously... what is Easter without eating candy for breakfast and having sugar-rushes all throughout the day! One day of unfiltered spoiling certainly doesn't hurt.

And, as Gracie is finally at the age where she is building permanent and long-lasting memories, I just like knowing that her day was filled with magic, egg-hunting adventure, hula skirt twirling, and sugar-coated smiles all day long.


gorgeousredhead said...

that sounds like sooo much fun! i bet the day was so special! and i absolutely love their little outfits.
well, good to hear from you and i'll be getting in touch soon when the charm comes in! :)

Waterrose said...

Cute outfits...make me miss having little ones. My daughter is all grown up and in Austin...too far away!

ThisOldHenHouse said...

Ahhh it looks like their Easter was wonderful!

... and now I'm going to need to go and raid my son's M&M's!

Caroline said...

Awww, I bet they had a wonderful Easter. So colorful!

Cicada Studio said...

My oldest is 7, so the magic of Easter is just winding down, while my youngest is 7 months and hasn't a clue. I admit, my momentum on this holiday is sort of running dry. But that's what grandmas are for! Your girls certainly had it good this year!

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Easter!!!! I hope you had a wonderful time! It looks like you guys had fun!

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