Tuesday, April 7, 2015
I remember thinking how much fun Ford's first year of holidays was but his second has been SO much more fun! Last year on Easter Ford was a plump little toothless 8 month old on the verge of crawling and he didn't exactly partake in any of the festivities. This year Ford really loved participating in all the Easter fun and it was so precious to watch him. He had his first egg hunt the weekend before Easter at my mom's house and he was a maniac! He loved finding the eggs and putting them in his basket, he didn't so much care for what was inside. Our neighborhood hosts an annual egg hunt and Ford ended up finding the grand prize egg for his age group! He won a giant Easter basket with lots of fun goodies but again, he had the most fun collecting the eggs rather than eating any treats. He didn't care for the Easter bunny (we snapped a quick picture of him at the egg hunt, he never sat on his lap) and was more interested in the mini ponies and petting zoo nearby. He wore bunny ears the entire time and his favorite little gift is a wind up chick I got from the Dollar Tree. I was prepping food on Easter afternoon and he played by himself for a good 30 minutes taking malted milk balls out of one egg and putting them into another. Gosh I love that kid. The only baby who won't put candy in his mouth but rather divide it and play games. Last week we went over to our neighbors to decorate eggs and that was pretty funny. Ford wanted nothing to do with it at the beginning (he was all about the water table) but once he realized what was happening, he was hooked. He and I dyed a dozen eggs and he was very stressed that his hands were stained, he IS his father's son!
Easter Sunday we made a yummy waffle bar (Ford can eat as much as me at breakfast these days!) and went to a beautiful service at our church, The Austin Stone. Unfortunately it was a rainy day but that didn't stop us from celebrating the wonder and beauty of our King Jesus' Resurrection! Ford absolutely loves going to Sunday school and usually runs right in without saying goodbye to us, such a blessing to have people who love on our babies and serve. That afternoon we all took naps and then grilled out for dinner with my parents and brother. Ford sure does get a lot of attention and did NOT want his fans to leave. The Easter gear is packed up and the next holiday we will be celebrating is Lucy's birthday! I look forward to each year, celebrating Easter as Ford (and Lucy) get older. I can't wait to teach them about the meaning of Easter, make Resurrection rolls, read the bible, and share God's love with them. I am still in awe that God loves ME so much that He didn't even withhold his Son. Praise His holy name!