I don't remember much about Easter last year. I couldn't even find a blog post to remind me. I'm pretty sure it was pretty low key especially since Jillian wasn't old enough to understand any of the fun stuff.
Well this year was different. Between last weekend and this weekend she participated in three egg hunts. Well at her age it was less about hunting and more about picking the eggs in plain view up. It was also her first introduction to competition and a glimpse into our future as soccer (or whatever sport) parents. I stood on the sidelines snapping pictures as Jeramy held her basket and tried coaxing her to pick up eggs. She did pretty well at the first church-sponsored egg hunt, where there was only boring grass to distract her. At the community-sponsored egg hunt they put the under 2 section in an area filled with pea gravel, and let's just say that the gravel was far more interesting than the eggs. When we did one at home yesterday she decided that playing on her jungle gym would be far more fun than picking up those silly eggs.
She also got her first Easter egg basket this year. She got a few toys and candy. I found her trying to consume the candy packaging and all several times. She knows what is inside...opening it is the hard part!
Later in the morning we had some family over for brunch, which is pretty much my favorite meal ever to eat and consume. We had crepes with fruit and whipped cream and plenty of breakfast meats including steaks that Jeramy BBQ'd. His cousins from Iowa were in town so there were 4 kids total between one and three making for a noisy but fun time. Jeramy got out Jillian's new bubble machine, which they found highly entertaining.
It was a very fun Easter. Granted this pregnant lady was exhausted by the end of it all (especially since our Saturday had been very busy as well). But it was well worth it. Holidays really are more fun with kids.