Friends and family have been chastising us for not getting more photos of the little man online so here are a few from his first Easter. Now, for those of you from the South, you’ll understand this without me having to explain. For those who aren’t, let’s just say that Southerners love their traditions and we must carry them out, even when it’s silly. It’s our way. Silly traditional must #1 – Every child gets an Easter basket on Easter. I realize he was only 5 weeks old and completely incapable of understanding that it was a day of any significance or appreciating a single thing in his Easter basket, but I simply had to make one. I would have felt like a failure of a parent if my child didn’t have an Easter basket on Easter! So here he is, with his Easter spoils, thoroughly enthralled with his fist…
Silly traditional must #2 – The Easter Outfit. The night before Easter I tested poor Sean’s patience as we drove around to 3 stores to find the perfect Easter outfit. I like little man clothes – not baby clothes – and it’s harder than you might think to find something for a newborn boy without a puppy on it. I did manage to find what I was looking for though. I spent a ridiculous amount on an outfit that he won’t fit into for any amount of time at all and as of Easter Sunday, the pants fell off of him every time you picked up him, and the socks had disappeared by the time we took this photo, but we had the “little man” Easter outfit! I couldn’t find a cute newsboys hat to go with it and felt so completely obsessive about having one that I stayed up until midnight making one. Oh yes – I am that silly about my silly traditions and getting them just right!
Silly traditional must #3 – The Easter Sunday Family Coordination Project. If you know us at all, you know that we hate matching and so the whole color coordinated family event thing is just so not us. — But it’s tradition! :0) It’s a must and hence we decked out in all our brown and blue combo glory! I did at least mix up the hues so as not to look like something straight out of Stepford. My blue even looks a little more green in these pictures thus saving face slightly for us in the eyes of those who think I’m crazy. Between you and me though, I assure you we were very matchy-matchy.
We topped off the silly tradition list by going to have a big Easter lunch with my best friend’s family and watching the older kids run around the yard looking for eggs. It was a perfect first family Easter. Here we are, for our final Easter traditional must: the Face-Forward-And-Smile Easter Family Photo – preferable somewhere near a flower bed or on your front porch. :0) As you can see we are slightly tired and less slightly overweight, but we feel so fortunate to be able to be those things as a family and carry out our first family traditions.
We hope you all had an equally perfect Easter and thanks for letting me share ours with you. :0) I leave you with my most recent favorite image of our little Seven. Have a great week everyone! – Mel