10 April 2012

First Easter

Easter Sunday was wonderful. I invited my sisters, their children and some friends along with their kids over for an Easter egg hunt. There were nine adults and ten children and if you saw the size of my house you would be amazed that we all fit somewhat comfortably in it. I made cupcakes and appetizers which were devoured in no time. I hid 70 some eggs around the park near my house and the kids went nuts! I wish I took pictures of them while they were hunting but things were just so chaotic that I didn't think about it. I also wish I had some good photos of me and my little one but I looked terrible in every single one. I am happy I got some good shots of my best friend and her family though. She has two beautiful children and is expecting a baby boy in late July. She has such a beautiful family and I'm so happy for her!

Speaking of friends, my dinner date went surprisingly well. She showed up so that was a start. I really thought things would be awkward but it wasn't. When I first saw her I found myself overwhelmed with emotion. I almost teared up but thankfully I held back. We talked a lot and laughed and it was almost like the good ol' days. The best part though was showing off my adorable baby. I really do hope we see each other again and I'm glad I gave her another chance.

I had another great weekend. Even though Natalie obviously couldn't participate in the festivities she had a good time being passed from person to person. I really enjoyed hosting friends over and absolutely loved seeing the joy on the kid's faces. It's all about the simple pleasures in life. 

Happy babe
Pretty dress her Auntie Courtney got for her
My best friend Zalina and her husband getting some more practice before their third child arrives this year

Mommy and Daddy
Beautiful Family
My friend Gina's son
He's so sweet!

My nieces and nephew

15 Thoughts :

Stephanie April 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM  

Wow, you hid a lot of eggs! I bet it was so fun to watch all the little kids go crazy looking for eggs. I'm glad your dinner went well. It is fun showing off your kids, isn't it? :)

Jazz April 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM  

Ahhhh overload of cuteness!
Seriously, do they do bigger sizes in Natalie's dress? I loooove it!
& wow, that is a lot of eggs. Hope they found them all:)
Good to hear you got on well with your friend, hope you have the chance to see each other again sometime:)

Shannon April 10, 2012 at 2:23 PM  

Holy crap - I'm beyond impressed you hosted an Easter event with that many kids. I have very little patience to begin with and even find Taylor overwhelming at times. You kicked major mommy butt to do this.

Beautiful pictures too!

Jillian April 10, 2012 at 3:02 PM  

well these pictures just made my heart smile!

Venassa April 10, 2012 at 3:54 PM  

Wow you go all out! It sounds like it would be such a fun time. I can't wait until my own child is old enough to truly enjoy Easter. It was always my favorite growing up.

Kristin April 10, 2012 at 5:54 PM  

That sounds like such a fun day! Holidays with kids are just so much more amazing. Little Natalie looks like a doll as always!

Ashley April 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM  

Great pictures and that is a lot of eggs to hide! I am glad that the dinner went well with your friend. :)

Marjorie April 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM  

Hosting a holiday dinner is quite an undertaking! Glad it went well and meeting up with your friend.

Life Happens April 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM  

It IS all about the simple pleasures! Natalie will be all over those egg hunts next year! Love her little dess.

Danielle-Marie April 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM  

Wow, way to go! And holy cute kids alert! Love your little munchkin's dress. Glad your lunch date went well. Happy Easter!

brit April 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM  

I love Natalie's dress!

LOVE MELISSA:) April 10, 2012 at 11:39 PM  

Such great pictures! I love them all! They are all so cute! Happy Easter!

Melanie April 10, 2012 at 11:51 PM  

OH! I have to start off (w/ holy crap) how freakn adorbs is Natalie in her Easter dress! You took some beautiful pics girlfriend! What a sweet Easter, I'm sure you slept good that night!

Btw, so happy things went good on your lunch date. I won't have to know a &*!# out now! Heheee. XO

Kate @ Daffodils April 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM  

Glad things went well with your friend!

The Presutti's April 13, 2012 at 11:53 AM  

She looks adorable in that easter dress :)