I think it’s safe to say this was our best Easter yet. Having two precious kiddos and celebrating the holiday for the first time as a family of four was so special, and the weight of the true meaning behind Easter felt extra heavy this year. Parenthood seems to do that to you – just when you think you’ve got your emotions in check, something comes along and throws you for a loop. I’m forever thankful we serve a God who’s grace is endless and unconditional and whose love is all-consuming. Once again, hearing our entire church service belting Hillsong’s “O Praise The Name” nearly brought me to tears. The Holy Spirit was moving for sure!
This weekend was one for the books and I’m sad to see it come to an end. We spent more time outside than we did inside, and it felt so nice to get lots of sun and fresh air. We ate pizza, we hiked (more on that later!), we did gymnastics, we planted flowers and rose bushes (also more on that later!), we cleaned, we found a new playground, we church’d, we ate way too much, and we hunted eggs until we couldn’t hunt them anymore.
I already shared our Easter highlights on Instagram, so I thought I’d just quickly share our Easter basket and the kids’ outfit highlights. I feel like I’ve been dreaming of the day when my kids could wear coordinating outfits and our first sibling Easter felt appropriate! Other than Christmas of course – you know we hit up some matching plaid!
I knew immediately this year that I wanted to do matching navy blue gingham after finding the sweetest gingham dress online at Gap Kids for Adeline. I usually love the pastels and bright colors for Easter, but something about navy blue gingham was speakin’ my love language! I found a navy blue gingham button up onesie and suspender set at Osh Kosh for Barrett and we were set. I wanted Barrett to look like a little man – and a little man did he look like! All the heart eyes.
For shoes, I’d also been waiting for the perfect time to finally invest in a pair of Saltwater sandals for Adeline. She had a pair as a baby but only got to wear them once or twice because she outgrew them so fast! Adam grew up wearing Saltwaters in CA, and they’re all over the south these days it seems. They’re super durable, waterproof, and just so…classic! I’m obsessed with the basic cognac brown, and could probably even pass them down to baby brother once she’s done with them! Ahh love them so much. Barrett “wore” a cheapo pair of baby Birkenstock look-alikes from Old Navy to complete his old man attire.
For their baskets, I wanted them to match, of course, and since Pottery Barn doesn’t make Adeline’s bunny basket anymore (they do, but you can’t monogram it anymore for some reason!) I went with a pink and navy gingham bunny “treat buckets” for the kids. I actually LOVE how they turned out! I was worried they were going to be too small but they’re actually a great size. They’re plenty big for both kids, and I think I’ll be able to get at least two more years’ use out of them! The best part? I used a coupon during a flash sale and got them for almost half off!
Filling their baskets this year I tried to stick to practical and budget friendly, and enjoyed picking out their goodies. I got them each a new book and swimsuit, and a few fun little treats. Nothing too crazy! Adeline’s favorite thing, of all things, was the little pack of bracelets, and Barrett was especially jazzed for a new flavor of Puffs and miniature rubber duckies. I also picked up some Hello Bello bubble bath for Adeline (Kristen Bell + Dax Shepard’s new line!) and after trying it out last night, we approve! It smells delicious, is plant based, organic, and is free of pthalates, parabens, artificial fragrance and dyes. PS “We Are The Gardeners” by Joanna Gaines is as adorable as you might imagine.
All in all, I just loved our Easter weekend, and love our little family of four. I love the life we’re living and the memories we’re creating. I loved dressing our kids up (why are they so beautiful!!!!), treating them to goodies from the Easter Bunny, and explaining to them the true meaning of why we celebrate Easter. Adeline can tell you that we were celebrating Jesus, and that he died, but then he didn’t die, and I’ll take that as a win! Spending Easter Sunday with them was so special, and I’ll never take that for granted.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend as well!