Yesterday was our first major holiday with Jackson around (Valentine’s Day doesn’t count since we don’t usually celebrate it and he was only about two weeks old)…and it was fabulous!
Every Easter we head out to my grandmother’s house for a big meal, hide some eggs, and spend time with the family. Jackson (obviously) isn’t old enough to participate in the egg hunting, so he napped while the rest of us hid eggs and watched my nieces hunt them. They’re both old enough now that we really have to get creative with the hiding, so it was quite a challenge to find new spots that are harder than our go-to spots we hide eggs in most years.
It’s pretty crazy to think that next year Jack will be old enough to participate in the hunting (though we’ll have to make it really easy for him)! I’m already pretty baffled by how fast he’s growing. He’s started rolling over when he’s on his tummy, and he’s become fascinated with toys – I’m so used to him totally ignoring them that it’s super strange to see him so interested!
This made me even more excited for future holidays with our little family. Jackson is only going to get more fun and interactive from here, and it’s so rewarding to experience all the same old things through his eyes. He’s encouraging me to take more photos, do more fun things, be more present, and enjoy all of the little celebrations in life that I didn’t appreciate before.
He’s pretty awesome. And I have to say, half the fun is just getting to get him all dressed up for the day! I mean, what could possibly be cuter than a baby in a sweater vest?
Absolutely nothing, that’s what.
How was your Easter?