So holidays are seriously getting more and more fun the older Carson gets. And maybe you don't know but I love holidays!! I have been stashing away little gifts here and there for the Easter basket since March and I loved stuffing eggs with chocolate the night before. My parents also got excited for little Carson and contributed to his basket with more than one little boy needed but I loved it!Sunday morning we got up and tried the Easter egg hunt first thing, before breakfast, but Carson is too much like his mama and wasn't interested and just wanted to go inside and eat. So we feasted on a big, yummy breakfast and he played with his Easter basket toys.
Then we started the egg hunt. It took Carson a few minutes to figure it out but once he did he was all over it, running around, throwing the eggs in the basket, and then congratulating himself after each egg. Then he wanted to organize the eggs and play with them and then finally realized there was delicious chocolate inside.
After that we got all ready for church and Carson wore just the cutest outfit ever.
I teach the 5-6 year old kids at our church and loved being able to share the true meaning of Easter with them. I loved seeing their little eyes light up when we looked at pictures of Jesus and talked about how important this special day is. Then we made books about the life of Jesus for them to color and take home.
Then, as if that wasn't an exciting day by itself, we went over to our friend's house to have a fabulous dinner with fabulous food and people that we love. All together there were 7 families and 19 kids and we had a blast. The kids just played and played. We had a big easter egg hunt and the kids under 3 got to start and Carson didn't waste any of his head start. He was off and filled his basket before the big kids even started.
Then I quietly gave away most of his eggs to the kids that didn't have very many but one of his sweet friends, Cecily, shared some of her eggs with him. Really Carson just wanted to play with the eggs and the basket fillers.
Then it was time for dessert! Carson, of course, asked for ice cream and we just enjoyed the great weather before it was time to go home. It was such a fun evening and we love spending time with all our great friends here. A big THANKS to the Downen's for hosting such a fabulous gathering! Especially since Emily planned, organized, and did a ton of cooking, while being 8 months pregnant.