Easton's Birthday!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy Easter Day 2013!

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:  'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' LUKE 24:6-7

When Easton woke up I showed him his Easter bucket with all of his goodies. 

Checking everything out. 

 He pulled out everything within a matter of minutes. 
 He kind of got the hang of picking up the eggs from the floor and placing them into his bucket.  But after about 3 eggs, he was over it. 
 Upside down bucket!  Note: the eggs in mid air! haha

 Giving his new stuffed Easter duck a good hug. 
We began this wonderful day visiting at the church that my brother- in-law and sister-in-law are a part of.  It was nice spending Easter morning in church with family.  After church we headed to Jeff and April's house for lunch and Easter egg hunting!   
 Cousins Jake and Easton
 Caroline, Easton and Jake.  Cousins.  Caroline cracks me up! =)

 MiMi and GDaddy with their grand kids! Love this picture!
 Cute little man.  Sneaking a peak at where the Easter eggs were being hidden??
Daddy and Easton figuring out a new toy.

E loved jumping down the stairs with Daddy!

 This is another one of my favorite pictures!! I love seeing the kids running after the Easter eggs.  They were so excited!  E is just running to run (bc now he can).  He didn't care about getting the eggs.



 Easton was so dirty from "hunting eggs."  Since it was damp outside, his knees were filthy from falling down.  But he was having so much fun!
 First trip down a slide.  Loved that too!

 I hope that you and your family had a Blessed Easter!  I know we did!!  Happy Easter 2013
This is the day that the Lord hath made.  Let us Rejoice and be glad in it!!  

The Easter Bunny

On Saturday March 30th, Easton and I went out to Bass Pro Shop in Leeds to have his picture taken with the Easter Bunny.  Kevin was working and unable to come with us.  We waited about 30 minutes and he actually did very well!  When we sat down, he looked up at her and just stared, then they snapped the picture quickly.  E looks like a deer in the head lights.  Oh well, at least there were no tears.  Which is more than I could say for Santa.  =)  After we took our picture E just continued to stare at her as we walked away.  He was very intrigued by that girl Easter Bunny!

After his little bunny trip we came home and Mommy captured a few shots in his cute little button down!

 Have I ever mentioned that I could just eat.him.up?!

Serious Face

An Easter Bucket

Last year, E's first Easter, I didn't get him a basket of goodies because he was only about 2 1/2 months old.  I knew he wouldn't get much out of it.  I decided this would be the best year to start with his very own Easter basket. 
I wanted it to be different though.  I really like the idea of an Easter bucket instead of a basket!  I found a bucket on Pinterest that I liked the look of, so I decided that I would try my hand at making E his bucket instead of buying one pre-made.  (I'm sure the pre-made ones would probably look better but nothing beats "homemade" right?) 

My Inspiration!
I went to Hobby Lobby (love this place) to see what they had in the way of buckets.  I was hoping I could find one that was already one solid color.  But that wasn't the case.  I had to settle for this Cars bucket.  I still had paint left over from when we painted Easton's nursery so I decided to use that.  Plus it just so happened to be the same color as my inspiration bucket. 
 I painted the bucket a turquoise blue and the handle a springy yellow.  It took 2-3 coats of paint to cover up Lightening McQueen! ;)
 I had some leftover fabric from E's bookcase, so I cut out an "E" and decided to Mod Podge it to the bucket. 
 I'm kind of new to the world of Mod Podge, but so far I love it!  You can use it for anything!
 Next I needed some white letters for his name.  Since free handing him name with white paint would be out of the question, (who knows what it would turn out like) I headed back to Hobby Lobby and picked up some great foam letters.  They add a little bit of dimension to it.

 Then came polka dots!  I only did the back side of the bucket.  I'm still on the fence about whether I should put them across the front too.  I can always go back and add them. 

 Well here it is! Our finished Easter Bucket!  I had alot of fun making it and it turned out better than I thought it would.  Little man enjoyed it.  However, I think it will be next year before we really grasp the concept of Easter and being able to use the bucket and search for eggs.