Our first Easter, Judah was just three months old. I remember taking him to the big church service and he got a little freaked out my all the noise and people. He cried a bit and I walked around with him until he feel asleep. He slept in my arms during the church service and I felt so thankful to God that I was holding my sleeping baby on his first Easter, during church. I felt so blessed because I always wanted to be a mom and now I was one and we were celebrating our first holiday as a family of three!
Last year, Judah was just a few months over one year old. He was dressed up cute and we went to church as a family. I had found out I was pregnant with Paisley just a few months before Easter and when I wore my Easter dress to church, I could see my little baby bump. It made me happy to see the baby was growing and I was excited thinking about how the following Easter, we would celebrate as a family of 4.
Easter will be here soon and I'm on the look out for the perfect first Easter dress for Paisley and a cute little outfit for Judah to wear. Judah will be old enough to participate in the church Easter egg hunt this year, with Daddy's help. I think he's really going to enjoy looking for the eggs, even if he won't really fully understand.
We will go to church as a family and then do something fun afterwards to celebrate.
I always say it and I'm going to say it again. Having kids makes holiday's way more fun. I see the holiday differently than I did before. I'm already trying to think of the best way to explain the real meaning of Easter to my children. This year Judah is too young to understand. Soon however, he and Paisley will both be old enough to understand.
As we celebrate Holiday's like Easter, I want to have balance in our family. I was us to have fun getting dressed up, fun doing egg hunts, fun times at church and with family. I also want my children to know why we are celebrating. I'm excited for this Easter and I'm so thankful to God for my family, that I get to celebrate with!
Family Easter picture 2010
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