I love the art of creating moments for my kids and family. Even more so as the boys grow and really begin to understand the importance of finding every opportunity to spend time where it matters. My most memorable moments surround how my own mom could turn the ordinary into something special. Even as a single parent our weekends were engulfed in laughter, pineapple pancakes, and movie nights with brownie sundaes. Holidays we travelled to make sure we were as close to family as possible. I’m convinced that’s why I love celebrating holidays, weekends, and random reasons to get together.
So this year in thinking of what to do for Easter, I was brought back to being around seven or eight years old and my mom doing an Easter egg hunt in our small apartment. Mike asked if we should host an egg hunt this year and I figured he just read my mind ha! So I’ve been prepping Easter eggs and pulling out all of the Easter goodies I bought the year before (mom hack tip: shop a year ahead when the season ends!! You’ll save so much money).
In a time where picture perfect feeds can drive the desire of celebrations, I want to remain true to genuinely creating moments that my family can feel the tangible adoration I have for them. My sister captured these moments as the boys refused to take their nap and Izaiah insisted he needed to remain as close to me as possible (thank God for baby wearing).
So as I put more finishing touches on Easter baskets, outfits, and crafts I cannot wait to see little faces light up and sounds of laughter and glee this weekend. I hope that your Easter is full of the same and even more friend.