Monday, April 9, 2012


Where to begin....I survived Easter with a few bruises! I don't know why, but I really wanted to start some Easter traditions with my little guy. What I learned is he couldn't care less, and it is exhausting!

I had big plans- A fancy breakfast for the family, an Easter picture with fresh, spring outfits, fun baskets, an uplifting message about Christ's sacrifice, an exciting Easter egg hunt, etc. However, (do to my procrastination and lack of planning) it was absolute chaos.

Breakfast of sourdough pancakes didn't quite pan out as I forgot to grow my starter the night before, frozen quiche it was!

Running off to church meetings, I left Thom in charge of getting Brad dressed in is new, spring outfit. Thankfully, he took a picture (above) before leaving for church because this is the only picture we have before Brad destroyed his first tie with chocolate covered pretzels. 

Church was but a little tricky to stay focused as poor Brad was exhausted and squirmy, so I spent the majority of the service outside on the grass.

When we made it home, I REALLY wanted to do this cute picture I saw on Pinterest. Brad would have none of it, and honestly I don't blame him! I guess I'll hang on to this picture for ransom someday.

You can kind of see it, but Brad is BAWLING in this picture. BAWLING! I'm such a mean mama, but I didn't want those stupid ears to be bought in vain. -Sigh, I know...stupid! Poor little thing. 

We then took tired Brad to a family party where tears dripped from his chin during the Easter egg hunt. Thanks to Thom's camera skills, we at least snapped one shot of Brad picking up an egg not crying. 

On Your Mark, Get Set...

Picture of the day
 Next shot was Brad hurting his foot. That's when I decided it was time to throw in the towel!
At least after all the many hurdles yesterday, we came away with a few pictures. Hopefully, they will be reminders to not push a one-year-old to enjoy MY holiday celebration, and a reminder to myself to LET IT GO! 


  1. Oh Cynthia this is too funny! Reminiscent of my kids' Halloweens when they were around Brad's age :) [once they were 2 they started enjoying our silly holiday traditions] That picture of Brad in his spring outfit is adorable by the way!

  2. Cynthia - I literally laughed out loud ... cause I've been through it myself :) Why do we mom's do this to ourselves? Oh well - your pictures are adorable and you have one cute little boy!!! Happy Easter!!!!

  3. Your little guy is so adorable!

  4. I love that photo with the tail!!!!!!!!!! Sooooooooo cute! Your son is adorable :) looks like you guys had fun!

  5. oh such a bummer! :( so sorry! But don't worry...the older he gets, the traditions get so much more fun! And yay on sourdough! I love love love sourdough! :) hugs and happy easter!

  6. Cynthia, I LOVE HIS BUNNY TAIL AND EARS! So cute! Sorry your day didn't got as planned, love Brad's outfit though!

  7. Oh my, your little naked bunny in the grass is too precious! This needs to be framed and hung on the wall! So cute!