Easter this year was super low key.
Alana has had her first ever ear infection for the past three weeks and has been on her first ever round of antibiotics 🙁
In order to help her get better, we have been keeping her home a ton and away from groups of kids…so that includes her Mother’s Day Out program, my women’s bible study, our home group, church, etc. Not only do we want to avoid making anyone else’s kids sick, but we want to keep Alana away from additional germs while she is SLOWLY recovering. We’ve had lots of cancelled plans and events, and we’ve done a lot of resting and tylenol-taking. It’s been very sad around here, and poor Alana hasn’t felt like herself for what seems like a very long time.
On Saturday, Alana really seemed to be feeling great. Finally. Thankfully. We enjoyed taking her to her cousin Addy’s birthday party and then to a VERY fun easter egg hunt and cookout with her other cousins. Sadly, by the time the kids started their easter egg hunt the sun was going down and we didn’t get any decent images. So to make up for the lack of photos on Saturday, we took a bunch on Easter Sunday, as per my mom’s request 🙂
So here you go, mom! I hope you feel like you got to spend Easter with the girls!
We started the day with a couple of family self-portraits:
And an Easter Basket from Nana to Alana 🙂
The newest member of Alana’s Beanie Boo family 🙂
This face cracked me up. Opening Easter eggs is intense!
Then we took a break, spent some family time together, and when Aunt Pixie came over, Alana enjoyed some more surprises:
Thank you sooooooo much to my sis for these completely NON traditional family Easter portraits!
I love this image of me and Sierra. She is hilarious. Her current M.O.? Open mouth, insert fist 🙂
HA! This photo makes me laugh out loud. I love it, Amber!
Happy first Easter, Sierra.
SO MANY entertaining faces.
And then we had an Easter Egg hunt for Alana, which was equally as exciting as the Easter basket presentation. She LOVED it.
Rich and Amber hid the eggs, and Rich took these photos. I just followed Alana around with a huge grin on my face.
(Note the Easter egg in the background) 🙂
These photos are brilliant. Rich captured Alana running at full speed across the lawn to get her other Easter Basket when the lambie one was full. It was a perfect moment.
Success! Now with an empty “princess” basket, she was ready for round two – there were still more eggs to find!
This is one of those photos that we could never have staged even if we had thought to try, but it’s just perfect! I LOVE the energy and youthfulness in this image! I love Alana’s body language, crazy hair, and even the fact that the basket is facing the camera perfectly. Awesome.
She took several “candy breaks,” even though we told her there were still eggs to be found and that she could have some candy once we got back inside. I don’t think she heard us 🙂
Then when Alana had found all of her eggs, she and Aunt Pixie had some chill time in the grass. I love these two so much.
Happy, happy Easter, friends and family! We love you and are so thankful that you are in our lives!
Are you happy, mom? 🙂