Hey there! We are well into our Easter festivities over here. It made for an awesome and busy weekend. Aren't those great? The ones where you leave one thing, just to get to the next as fast as possible? Did a nap or two get skipped? Sure. Did home-cooked lunches get replaced with something fast and on the way? Yup. Did it feel special and memorable? You bet!
Our first stop was our little boy's first non-family Easter Egg Hunt at church. I felt like it called for a special outfit, so I pulled a very special sweater from his drawer. This sweater was knit by my nana for my cousins son over 20 years ago. She tucked it away after each of her three sons had worn it, and passed it along to my sister. My sister lovingly stored it in the years after her son wore it, and passed it along to me. How wonderful is that!?! I know my nana was smiling down at her great-grandson on Saturday, and I felt it. Thanks to those mothers, the ones that save things, for having made that possible.
The Egg Hunt was tons of fun! And to top it all off, Elsa and Anna, along with Woody and Spiderman were there for photos and autographs! Um, unexpected at an Easter event? Yes, but so awesome.
We ran home, changed clothes, grabbed a quick nap in the car and headed outside. A little sunscreen and a whole lot of energy accompanied us to the You-Pick Strawberry field. I went on a recommendation from a local mommy group, and it was a wonderful experience! We will make this a family tradition.
We, or I should say, I, picked and picked and picked! My guys, ran up and down the rows, and up and down the rows and up and down the rows!
It was perfect. The sun was shining, but it wasn't hot. There were no bugs, and it wasn't very crowded being the last weekend on their schedule. I picked 6 quarts of berries and only paid 50 cents a quart.
I think, next year we will plan better and go a few times over the season. That way we can stock our pantry with jam, and our freezer for smoothies, without having to clean, hull and freeze all of them at once. That took a bit of time, and I'd rather break it up.
If you have this type of farm by you, I suggest a family trip there. We all had a blast!
Lastly, we attended Palm Sunday service at our new church, and our son went to Sunday School for the first time. Now, some back story on this...I have never left my son with anyone other than an aunt and his grandparents. Ever. This was only for an hour, and he had a ball. For me, it was rough to walk away from my little boy! It only took a few seconds of awesome music for me to relax and let go. It was a terrific first experience, and I'm so excited for him to spread his wings a bit. The very best part was receiving his first little Sunday School craft!
It's a palm, that he calls his "leaf", and it says his name in black sharpie. I had tears in my eyes when they handed it to me.
We had planned to attend an earlier service then swing over to our neighborhood egg hunt, but sometimes plans don't come together like we...plan. And it's okay.
I hope your weekend was also one for the books!