Nanny surprised us by arriving the day before Easter and we convinced her to stay and celebrate the holiday with us! Michael, Gabby, and I went to church Saturday night and we ended up leaving early because it was the Easter Vigil which meant they were baptizing and confirming hundreds of people. Gabby really enjoyed church and cried when we left but it was almost 10:00 PM and she fell asleep on the way home. We set out some water and carrot for the Easter Bunny as directed by Miss Gabrielle. Then we called it a night.
Easter was the best one ever in my opinion. Sorry I am writing this so long after the holiday, but there is a very very good reason. Stay tuned. Easter started like any typical Easter, Gabby following a trail of chocolate Easter eggs leading to her overflowing Easter basket. Easter was basically like Christmas gift wise. The Easter Bunny gave her a very small doll house with a girl hidden in all of the Easter eggs that she hunted.
While getting ready Easter morning I was talking to Nanny. Nanny told me that I should get a dream journal and start writing down my dreams. I asked her why and she said because your dream was right. I looked at her confused, unsure what she was talking about. Nanny said, because I am pregnant. AWESOME, AMAZING, EXCITING news!! And I have to contain this for how long?!?! Three weeks until Uncle Patrick and Nanny can be together to share the news with all of the grandparents.
After finding out the news and sneaking a box of pregnancy books into the back of her car the Easter festivities began. Grandma, Papa, Nanny, Mommy, Daddy, Aunt Ellen, Chelli, and Aaren all joined our quiet celebration. It was fun. We ate lunch and then took a quick trip to tour Grandma and Papa's new home and to poc eggs! Gabby had fun but we only played with half of the eggs.
Easter was a fun day filled with family and friends. It was so sweet watching Gabby hunt eggs and get excited about the Easter Bunny's gift and the fact that he ate all of her carrots. I really cherish these days. Time, please slow down.