A Lovely Easter – #WW Link-Up!

We had a lovely Easter holiday, and I hope you all did too!

The weekend started off with a visit to Aunt Mishelle’s house, where the girls searched for Easter eggs and played with their cousin, Jasper. Lakin was the lucky one who found the gold egg, which contained $5.00! Addah began the day with a somewhat grumpy mood, having insisted on wearing last year’s Easter dress, which is one size too small for her now, but she cheered up as the day went on.

A Lovely Easter 2013

 After the Easter egg hunt, we headed to a local park for a ride on the train. The girls and Jasper played on the playground… and there were cute tween boys playing baseball. Though they would never admit it, this was the girls’ favorite part… yep, Mama could see you over there giggling over which one was the cutest!A Lovely Easter 2013

On Saturday evening, we dyed Easter eggs. Everyone has their own technique — Addah likes to dye eggs in multiple colors, Lakin likes to decorate hers with stickers and markers, and David does elaborate drawings on his Easter eggs. I like to use a clear wax crayon on mine, and I take that time to surreptitiously write the girls’ names on a couple of eggs, to be placed in their baskets.

The next morning, we woke up early to see what the Easter Bunny had brought during the night. I’m very grateful that my girls still believe, and I love how excited they get to check out their baskets for candy and special Easter eggs.

A Lovely Easter 2013

The rest of our Easter Sunday was pretty uneventful. The girls went outside to play with their neighborhood friends for a while in the spring sunshine, while I put a ham in the oven and David played around on the Xbox 360. When the girls came in, we watched “Wall-E” and munched on jellybeans. Dinner was delicious and I was rather proud of myself – this was my first baked ham and it came out perfectly!

I won’t say there weren’t some difficult moments — in some ways, every holiday is a roller coaster of emotions, since Clara died — but all in all, it was a lovely Easter weekend.

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • The eggs look great!

  • Oh looks like a wonderful Easter and you are totally allowed to miss Clara, but glad you did have a good day still. By the way, I had Lily fighting me to actually wear her new dress and can so relate to fashion wars!! 🙂

    • Thanks Janine! Lily is starting young… you better watch out! Addah didn’t care about what she wore until she was about 7, and now she thinks she’s the ONLY person who knows anything about fashion! 😉

  • TaMara

    Looks like you all had a wonderfully busy Easter.

    Thanks for linking up over at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  • I am giggling about the cute teen boys. 😉 As a mom of 3 teen to tween girls, I totally understand. Happy late Easter!

    • I’m so nervous about what happens when the boys notice them back! Happy late Easter to you too, Lolli! 🙂

  • That looks like an awesome Easter! 🙂

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  • tamgraver

    Looks like fun. I sometimes miss the events of Easter when I was a kid. Thanks for the trip back in time.

    • I miss the excitement of looking for eggs and getting up early to see what the Easter bunny brought me! Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go back in time and be a kid again, just for one holiday? 🙂

  • ttoombs08

    Sounds like a well deserved and peaceful holiday. Glad you had a good one.

  • Patrice Plauche

    Looks like a fun day!

    • I hope you had a great Easter too, Patrice!

  • I love how there’s an egg that says “I love Clara.” So sweet. It looks like you guys had a great day. 🙂

    • Oh yes, Lakin decorated that one for her baby sister. It’s blown out too, so we can save it from year to year. <3

  • The Sadder But Wiser Girl

    The train ride looks like fun! A good day!

    • They had a blast! Definitely a good day!

  • what a wonderful day! I love the idea of the golden egg!

  • Jessica Dy

    Awesome Easter post :). Thanks for linking with us at Linkin with my Ladies Blog Hop 🙂 Happy you made it over! Have a great weekend!!