Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday started out with Sophia checking out what the Easter bunny left behind for her. I wasn't sure whether to tell her the Easter bunny left it or I did because growing up, my parent's didn't tell us the Easter bunny left anything, but Russell's parent's did. So we went ahead and said the Easter bunny did (I had won the not wrapping Santa presents argument so I let him have this one).

She was very excited about all of it but especially her Ariel bath doll.

Then it was time to get ready for church. Sophia and I (Russell didn't want to go on Easter Sunday saying it would be too crowded) visited First United Methodist in Hurst for the first time. It was my first time in a Methodist church. We liked it. Sophia was able to sit through the whole service (about an hour long).

After church, we headed home to pick up Russell and the food before heading over to my parent's house for lunch.

Sophia wanted to help by passing out plates. She didn't realize they were dessert plates.

Then came the Easter egg hunt.

She looked here.

She looked there.

And everywhere!
She even looked in the garden.

At one point, she felt like giving up. Too many eggs to find and too many places to look (with such a huge yard).

Around that time, Will stepped up to help Sophia out.

And in the end, she was very pleased with herself and her loot. She made $12.72.

Then my mom broke out the big balls. Literally.

Sophia made sure to tell Nana and Paw-Paw thank you.

She found a ton of ways to use her ball.


(I had to include these to show her little expressions.)

They played catch.

I'm not even sure what you'd call this activity.

And then more bouncing.

Aunt Robin brought some sugar cookies, icing and sprinkles to decorate cookies.

And of course Sophia enjoyed every minute of that, including the part where she got to eat the cookie.

On her second cookie, she got her Uncle Tim to help her draw a bunny.

Next, gift bag time.

Our final activity, for some of the family, was swimming. I opted out. Not warm enough for me yet.

But Sophia was game. See Tricia, a pink tu-tu looks lovely with a bathing suit (this bathing suit came like this from Target).

They started out in the hot tub.

But eventually ventured into the pool.

And finally, what would a swim be without ice cream?

Sophia managed to get though the day without a nap. And she was in a really good mood, except for a few moody moments here and there.


Allison said...

Looks like a fun day! I can't believe it... the Easter Bunny left Emily the SAME doll!!! Must be the gift for an almost three year old! Crazy.

Joanne said...

SO much to say! Love the tutu/swimsuit! Precious! And good for you for getting to church. I tried my best to get my family ready in time and failed :( Next year I suppose. Fun Easter basket and big bouncy ball!

Anonymous said...

Kindred spirits...have I mentioned that? Sophia and I are kindred spirits! Why wouldn't you want a tutu on your swimsuit, right?! LOVE IT! It looks like you guys had a fun-filled Easter. Hooray!
P.S. Balls!

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

What a great post! Looks like someone had a great Easter... she sure is getting big, Erin.

And those darn snakes at your mom's pool still creep me out and I leave yet another post hungry for ice cream sandwiches!