Sunday, April 7, 2013

Easter Weekend

Growing up atheist, Chris did little to celebrate the Easter holiday, aside from the occasional egg hunt. He has often said, "Easter is for Catholics and children". Now that we have a child, he has no excuse!

I grew up with a lot of wonderful Easter traditions (none of them unique in any way, but still memorable). I have been looking forward to this weekend for several weeks now, and it was really wonderful. We took Avery to the Provo Easter egg hunt Saturday morning. I made her some bunny ears, which she managed to keep on her head for most of the morning.


I had read about the chaos that often insues at this egg hunt: parents bowling children over to get to the next egg; one woman with a four-month old saying, "I gave birth, and I deserve these eggs", etc. Avery fell asleep about two minutes before the hunt began, and because we were behind a mob of parents and children who picked every egg clean before we could get them, we left with no eggs. Not that Avery cared; she was still asleep.

Sunday morning we went to Catholic mass. I enjoy ritual and tradition and in years past have enjoyed celebrating this season with those of differing faiths. Two years ago we went to Catholic mass, and last year we went to a Passover dinner at a Jewish friend's house. For the service, we picked out Avery's most spring-like dress. All of Avery's dresses are hand-me-downs from my niece Aly. The best part about this one is that it came with a doo-rag. No Easter dress is complete without a doo-rag!

After mass, we went to the color festival at the Hare Krishna temple in Spanish Fork. 
We had a fantastic time. We did dance yoga,

played in the dirt,

fed the llamas,

listened to music,

...and threw colors.
We kept Avery out of most of the chaos, but she did get a bit of color on her-
mostly thanks to Uncle Chad.
She thought it was fabulous!

Happy Easter Everyone!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Happenings

Spring is here (finally). 

Here are some of the things that we are currently enjoying:

Hanging out with family and friends.

New spring dresses. Thanks Cousin Aly!

Eating in our highchair.

Visits from Grandma and Grandpa.

Learning to crawl.

New hair-doos.

Swinging at the park.
Well, we mostly enjoy swinging.


And playing with the cats.

Yea for spring!