Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

And what a happy Easter it was!  From start to finish, it couldn't have been any more fun or perfect.  E had a great time, and P and I are learning how fun it is to have a little one to celebrate the holidays (and every day!) with.  I guess before we had E, we really didn't know what we were missing.  Now, we can't imagine not having her here.  Every little moment is extra special because we are sharing it with our daughter whom we love so very much.

Last night, we got to share one of our holiday traditions of coloring eggs with E.  We spent a fair amount of time chasing the runaway eggs as they rolled all over the kitchen, and most of them ended up broken, but it was a lot of fun. 

After E went to bed, P and I had a summit about where to put her basket and the best placement of the eggs for her Easter egg hunt.  If you know us, you would not be surprised to hear that we discussed the merits of each location and switched things around until they were perfect for our little Easter egg hunter. 

This morning, E got a little sand pail to collect her eggs in, and after only one egg, she totally got the idea of hunting for them.  After she collected them all, she had to go back through the house several times pointing out where the eggs she found had been.  She seemed to have as much fun re-living the hunt as she did hunting!  Bonus!  Finally she found her basket, filled with all kinds of fun stuff and yummy treats.  She was one happy girl!

After our Easter egg hunt, we dressed E up in a traditional Chinese silk dress that we got in Guangzhou.  When we bought it, we weren't planning on using it for E's Easter dress, but the lilac color turned out to be perfect for the day.  After a quick photo session, we headed out for lots of visiting and fun. 

Three months ago this very night was the last night before we met our beautiful daughter . . . she has transformed the nervousness and uncertainty that overhwhelmed us that night into wonderment and joy.  Although we often daydream on cold, cloudy days like this about afternoons at the beach, and showing our favorite spots to E this summer, we do our best to enjoy the dropped eggs, Elmo fascination, and Frankie Valli sing alongs that unfold every day.  Thank you, E, for giving us such a *happy,* memorable Easter.


Pattie and Joe said...

And thank you E, T, and P for making this a special Easter for us <3 Better than any surprise in an egg! Our hearts melted the first time we saw her photo - they jumped when she walked into our home. Love

Anonymous said...

So precious - love how happy and excited she is! So good to see and read about how your beautiful daughter is blooming with your care and love!