Oh easter, how I love the. It could have been a little warmer outside but other than that, it was a beautiful easter with my family. I will mark yesterday as another successful holiday in the books and use these photos as a nice way to remember cohen’s first easter.
Ryan was very excited about putting together a easter basket for cohen. He took it upon himself to not only find a ‘baby 1st easter’ outfit (complete with the most precious bunny pants) but he also picked out a toy car to put in a little make-shift basket I assembled. I will not lie, cohen was most interested in grabbing the tissue paper and trying to stuff it in his mouth but I am sure in time, he will be snuggling with his super-soft bunny and chasing that car all over the house.
We had a wonderful brunch with my parents on sunday morning. The coffee and bloody mary’s were flowing, especially after cooking up a delicious menu including a pancetta + shallot frittata, roasted potatoes, honey ricotta turnovers and a huge but delectable ham. My dad and I had some fun cooking in the kitchen together while my mom + ryan were busy entertaining cohen and getting everything ready to eat. We even got a surprise facetime date with beth which just made our entire family’s morning. Easter and beth are practically synonymous with each other so, while she could not join us at the table, it meant a lot to share a few minutes with her beautiful face before we sat down to eat. The morning was just so yummy + fun; I am grateful that we get to share these special memories together because there is nothing more important in life than family.
The festivities continued as we headed over to ryan’s parent’s house for easter dinner. The house was so festively decorated, everyone was in a great mood and there was so much tasty food to eat. I stuffed my face (shocking for a holiday ;)), watched cohen play with his cousins and just enjoyed my time time with all of ryan’s family. Cohen was all-smiles being passed around but the real laugh was when he became immersed with grabbing his great-grandpa’s ears. I missed seeing the big easter egg hunt, I was putting my boy down for a nap, but despite the snow on the grass, everyone headed outside to see my nieces search high + low for eggs in non-snow hiding spots.