this year for easter was fun because ely is now old enough to actaully begin to understand some of the easter traditions of our families.
the wednesday before easter we participate in my family's tradition of coloring easter eggs. if you know my family at all you know that we tend to go overboard with holidays (you should see our halloween pumpkins ). we has egg dye, markers and shrinking plastic sleeves to decorate eggs with. ely was a mess but she had so much fun!
we are becoming increasingly close to the people in our home church. on the thursday before easter we joined them for a seder meal. it was a first for preston and me. it was followed by a yummy dinner.
we were going to attend the sunrise service with home church, but i couldn't hang. mornings are still really hard for me and i didn't want to chance getting sick all day. so instead we visited our former church and saw some friends that we haven't seen in too long. grandma kathy got ely a really cute easter dress. ely didn't want to take it off all day. after a lunch and a nap we went o my mom's house for an egg hunt and pizza party (ely's favorite food is pizza). ely couldn't wait to "fin easer eggs at mama's house." we opened easter baskets and then played with the toys.
overall it was an easter filled with new traditions and old ones. i look forward to having another little one to share our traditions with.