A little thing called Easter

Did you know that I really like Easter? You probably didn't because I've never really said that out loud. Untitled I'm coming out of the closet... I like Easter! Like, really like it. It's all bright and springy. This year even the weather got the "be awesome!" memo. Untitled Kate is at the perfect age for Easter fun. There were far fewer broken eggs this time. Untitled Speaking of dyed eggs... We colored these with kool-aid! They came out awesome and didn't stink up the house. Untitled *this is Minnie, she belongs to my parents * Untitled My dad is a nut. He felt the need to "re-use" the kool-aid and made himself a drink. He obviously wasn't paying attention when we mixed one entire packet of kool-aid with 2/3cups water to dye the eggs in. For those of you a bit rusty in your kool-aid making, it's one packet of water a cup of sugar and a pitcher of water. Sigh... Only my dad! Untitled Minnie still loves him. Untitled Kate worked so hard on her eggs. Sitting and sounding out everyone's names and making each family member their own egg. Untitled That night while we were talking to Daddy before bed, she apologized to him for forgetting to make him an egg. I assured her that Daddy didn't mind. Untitled I love that she still thinks to incorporate him into her daily life. I wonder at which point she'll have fewer memories with him then without him. Where did her mind start making lasting conscious memories? Was it when she was two? Has she already formed more without him then with him? Will she forget all the memories she has now? Hell, I can't remember what I went into the kitchen for 10 minutes ago. What does she remember and for how long? Untitled Back to Easter.... Untitled We tried a new place for brunch this year. My only criteria for the restaurant was that they had an Easter bunny. Kate just loves the bunny! Untitled We got the bunny and we got a real treat for brunch. I loved the food and it was a nice, relaxed environment. I don't know about the rest of the family but I want to go back next year. Untitled Throughly stuffed, we headed home for Kate's Easter egg hunt and basket opening. I can't decide if Kate would want some consigns to join her in the egg hunting fun or if she would hate sharing. Untitled A quiet afternoon of couch lounging, sports watching and Lego building. Untitled I can think of a lot worse ways to spend the day.... Untitled A few people have asked if I'm going to keep blogging. The truth is I never really quit writing I just quit posting. I needed to find my voice again. I needed to feel confident in how I was moving forward so when the inevitable Internet idiot would email me garbage about all the things I was doing wrong I could easily tell them to "shove it". I needed to find my stride, my mojo, my identity. Untitled This place needs work. It no longer feels like me. I'll be fixing that. This place is my way to show Kate (and myself) just how far we've come. Were still building, life is nothing if not a work in progress but it's a progress worth sharing, even if it is just for me. Untitled

Colleen  – (April 10, 2012 at 8:24 AM)  

K is getting so big Brandi. She is so beautiful : )

Amy  – (April 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM)  

These are beautiful. I'm so glad that you were able to find so much joy in Easter! We did our eggs with kool-aid this year too and the smell was awesome!

Kim  – (April 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM)  

OMG Kate is getting so big! Serioulsy she looks so grown up just from a few months ago! So glad your easter was enjoyable!

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