Hi babes! I know Easter is going to look a little different this year for everyone and that life in general feels pretty “off” right now… time is normally such a thief but I’m feeling like I want to fast forward to better times ahead. I’m dreaming about warmer weather, spending time with loved ones (within 6-feet :)), and just getting back to our normal routine. I’m picturing myself sitting at a restaurant with lunch, a bevy, and baseball (who’s with me!?) All that aside, I’ve been finding the silver lining in all this and am soaking up the slower pace and the opportunity to be safe at home with my little fam. Easter will be no different, and with a little one it’s important to me that we create those special memories, celebrate the holiday, take pictures, and one day look back and remember how much fun we had (not how we were ‘stuck’ at home).
The last few weeks have been an adjustment as we’ve acclimated to working from home full-time and juggling work and care for Viv. We’ve been getting outside for daily walks and sometimes drives in the car (getting wild over here ;), but otherwise I’ve only left the house to go to the grocery store… aka, life has been pretty uneventful, but we’re all healthy which is what’s important. Easter has given me something to look forward to, and I’ve had fun putting together V’s basket, planning our dinner menu, etc. It has all given me a much needed sense of normalcy during this crazy, unpredictable time.
When buying things for her basket I tried to choose a mix of practical and fun items. I don’t like trinkets and random fillers that serve as just that, I want the basket to be filled with things I know she’ll love/use or that she needs. I bought this basket for her last year but it’s still in stock, and all Easter items are currently on sale! They also have really cute liners for the baskets that you can personalize with the child’s name, initials, etc. In lieu of the liner, I went with one of these painted tags with her name from a small business on Etsy.
We’re also going to try our version of an egg hunt this year (last year she was too little). We went with plastic eggs because #babies, and I stuffed them with some of her favorite things — cheddar bunnies, fruit snacks, stickers (Toy Story themed because she’s OB-sessed!) I feel like she’s still too little to appreciate candy so we’ll go with what we know 🙂
How will you spend the holiday this year? Will you make new traditions in light of needing to be home?