Dax is a very fortunate fella because Easter fell on April 20th last year. He was 3 days old. Easter this year was on April 5th, so he got to experience TWO Easters before his first birthday! What a lucky guy! Last year we had only been home for a day, so we didn't really get to celebrate Easter. I more than made up for it this year! Easter is one of my favorite holidays and such a great time to reflect on the love of our Savior and the miracle of the Resurrection!
Dax got to participate in dyeing some fun Minion eggs and two little egg hunts. I wasn't sure how interested he would be in Easter Egg dyeing... he was not very interested in it at all but did like looking at the fun colors the eggs turned! His Uncle Andrew helped me out and enjoyed decorating the eggs with stickers.
His very first egg hunt was set up just for him by his Granny and Papa. I really wasn't sure if he would catch on to the whole "eggs in the basket" deal but he did and impressed us all by picking up his eggs and dropping them in his basket. I'm pretty sure nothing cuter has ever happened in all the Easters ever.
I LOVE this article about things to include in an Easter basket that aren't candy. She even breaks it up by age group! In Dax's Easter basket the Easter Bunny took my advice and included:
-Dax's favorite Puffs in his football eggs
-A counting book called Easter Babies
-The Bunny Rabbit Show, by Dax's favorite author Sandra Boynton
-Bunny rabbit sidewalk chalk (I think the Easter Bunny found it at the Dollar Tree! Holla!)
-A really cute clip on bunny tail
-A few yummy treats for
So Josh dressed Dax for church and did his hair while I got ready. He went a little overboard with the detangler, but my sweet boy still looked precious. And while Josh was getting ready I mussied up his 'do so he'd look more like himself and less like a creepy nerd. ;)
He wasn't sure what to make of his basket at first, but after a few days he loved picking out what to play with next! He also quickly figured out what was inside his eggs and enjoyed trying to pry them open and get the yummy Puffs.
After an incredible service at Newspring Church, we headed up the mountain to celebrate Nanny's birthday and enjoy Easter lunch and his second egg hunt. This time he was in competition with his cousins for the prize eggs, but he did great and scored 3 dollars!
While we were outside enjoying the beautiful weather we got the kids together and snapped some pictures. They were hilarious! The sun was in their eyes, my niece did NOT want to sit on the grass, and really... making 4 kids sit still for one photo was pretty ambitious. Then Dax got to meet chickens for the first time! He was a fan.
We finished up our Easter by having family pictures taken for Dax's first birthday. Stephanie Burton took them in my parents' field and they turned out soooo good! Dax was a great sport and gave lots of smiles! I cannot wait to get some prints made and framed. I highly recommend her and am looking forward to lots more family photos with her in the future. :)
All in all, Easter set us up for an even bigger, busier, and more fun holiday- Daxon's first birthday!!! I'll be sharing all about it soon. :)