I have been so excited for Easter this year because I LOVE watching Leni’s joy as she experiences things for the first time and up until last week, I thought this was going to be Leni’s first Easter, but then Tim pointed out that she was actually 2 months old last year… duh #mombrain. But since this is the first Easter that she actually cares about, we’ll go with it!
Leni is 14 months now and she is FULL-ON from the minute I take her out of the crib until the minute I put her back in. She runs around the house, making a path of destruction as she goes, and she loves to talk (just like her mama!). Her favorite word is “baby”, which refers to anything from her soother, to a stuffed animal, to a 30-foot-long concrete iguana statue that we saw in the airport. Very confusing. She also loves saying “ball”, “Piper”, “bath”, “balloon”, “Mama”, “Dada”, and “uh-oh”, but most of the time she just keeps it simple and calls everything she sees “baby”.
I ordered the CUTEST Easter basket with a personalized liner with her name on it and filled it with some books and other goodies, and it’s been sitting on my dresser for nearly a month now – the baskets are on sale right now so it would be a good time to snag them for next year! Leni is super nosy and finds everything, so it didn’t take her long to point it out and say “baby” about 20392093 times until I finally took the basket off the counter and let her take out some of the eggs and the stuffed bunny. So she’s been playing with easter eggs since March, but I managed to keep a few aside so she could go on her very first “hunt” this weekend!
The bunny came to hide the eggs while Leni was napping and the minute she woke up and saw all the plastic “babies” (eggs) around the yard, it was GO TIME. I could barely slow her down enough to put her rain gear on – how cute are her gum boots?!! I wish they came in my size! My boots are old, but I’m obsessed with these and these from Cabela’s – and they’re on sale!! And my jacket is old too, but there’s a similar one here that I wear all the time!
Leni has the attention span of a caffeinated butterfly, so it was pretty impressive to see her hunt down so many eggs without losing interest!! She loved finding them and putting them in her little basket – she took it so seriously and it was SO cute to watch. It’s amazing how the simplest things can garner so much excitement from a child. I didn’t even put anything inside the plastic eggs, but she was so proud of herself and couldn’t have been happier!
With a full basket and enough “babies” to last awhile, Leni’s first hunt was a huge success! What did you guys do for Easter?? I love hearing about what other families do – especially with little kids! I’m new to this mom thing so I’m all-ears for any fun family traditions that we could start with Leni! Let me know in the comments below.
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