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Is It Too Late to Talk About Easter?

April 5, 2013

I’ve seen bloggers say that, by the time the actual holiday arrives, they’re far past sick of it, since the blog world has been non-stop holiday for the month leading up to it.

I try to fight that by posting everything about holidays way way late (look for my Christmas post in about six more weeks).

So, yes, Easter is probably boring and what not at this point.

Too bad.

When I saw all the Easter posts on Monday morning, I realized I’d missed a totally legitimate opportunity to buy myself a new dress. How could I have skipped that? It didn’t even cross my mind. Next year. . .

It’s hard to mind too much, though, when your GIRLS have matching dresses (thanks to Grancie). I died a little bit.


 

And I told you she smiles!


We also had Landen and Adam over for our traditional (erm, this is the second year we’ve done it so I’m calling it traditional) Easter crepe feast. We invite them for two reasons: 1) We really love Landen and Adam and 2) they own a crepe maker and make all the crepes. You’d invite them too.

While Landen made crepes, I set out a big spread of toppings – tomatoes, cheese, ham, bacon, pesto, fudge sauce, strawberries, lemon curd, blueberry sauce, bananas, and whipped cream. Landen made about thirty crepes and we ate almost every one of them between the five of us.

An egg hunt after naps (we learned our lesson this year and filled them with stickers instead of candy. Ella got one mini Kit Kat in her basket and that was the extent of the candy – she did not spend twenty minutes this year running in a circle around the kitchen calling, “I’m running!” like she did after the sugar fest of last year), and then a lovely dinner with friends, and I called Easter a success.

Ella mainly wanted to know how soon Easter was going to come again. She was a bit dismayed when the answer was more than 360 days.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Ash April 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Your girls are so precious. And I love unusual names for Grandma… My mom's name is Ginger so she's Gigi to the grandkids. Oh and get yourself a dress next year, lady… It's the one time it's practically your patriotic duty to go shopping and we must take advantage of those moments 🙂 (although you looked lovely as always 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer Lee April 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Great pictures. You have a beautiful family.

  • Reply Kayla April 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I love that you put stickers in her eggs instead of candy… I feel like too many kids eat way too much sugar at a young age and then end up with an incurable sweet tooth for the rest of their lives… Better to regard sweets as a treat, not the norm, to be eaten in excess. 🙂

  • Reply smalldog April 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    You have absolutely adorable babies. And I really love the idea of crepes for Easter, I may have to steal that in the future.

  • Reply Rebecca April 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    How adorable 🙂

  • Reply Rachel April 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    love, love, love the matching dresses!

  • Reply Kayla @ Freckles in April April 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    "I'm running!" I died. Hilarious and so close to what happens to my kids on sugar-based holidays. We don't give them much candy but the grandparents feel it is their grandparently right and duty to pump them full of junk. Argh.

  • Reply Shelly April 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Love the matching outfits, can't wait to do that next year after our second daughter arrives.

  • Reply Carole April 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Everyone looks so spring-y! Those precious little girls just needed matching dresses!!

  • Reply Amy April 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Matching dresses are so cute! Though I seem to remember resenting my mother for dressing me like my sisters… Which I suppose means you are doing something right because we all need those memories haha.

  • Reply Packrat April 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Wonderful pictures. Your mom picked perfect dresses. 🙂

  • Reply vindiebaby April 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    She looks adorable in that dress 🙂

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  • Reply Lisa April 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Ani looks so muxh like ella in the one of her in her dress.

  • Reply Jenny April 6, 2013 at 6:34 am

    You can post about Easter on Halloween if you want.
    I'll read it and love it.
    🙂

  • Reply Creole Wisdom April 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Never too late to post! You look great. Isn't it funny how other blogs can shape our perception? The crepe event sounds delectable. I love crepes, just not the effort it takes to make them!

  • Reply Sarah S. April 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Love those matching dresses! and your easter "tradition" sounds fun and yummy!

  • Reply Mary April 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    You're so lucky to have a little redhead! I have red hair and was hoping one of my little girls would be a ginger, but no dice!
    Also, thanks to your recommendation, I just started the Wednesday Wars- so far, so good. Thank you!

  • Reply Lindsay April 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Your girls are adorable! Little Ella's expressions are so cute. I missed the opportunity to buy myself a new dress, too, and instead went to church in black. Hardly festive. 🙂

  • Reply Jillian April 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Such a cute family! Your girls are adorable and seriously a great combination of both you and Bart!

  • Reply Heather April 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    love the dresses. I need to write my easter post . . ..

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