Meet the Sullivans: Scenes from Easter Weekend

April 21, 2014

Scenes from Easter Weekend

Happy Easter, friends! We had a really fun weekend and spent lots of time with family! Holidays are getting more and more fun the older Owen gets. He's happy to be out and about doing fun activities and seeing lots of people. He loves to get right into the middle of all the fun anywhere we go.

On Saturday they didn't need Keith at the hospital, so he was able to come with us to the egg hunt our neighborhood recreation center had planned -- that means a three day weekend for our family! I was so happy to have him around on a Saturday. I usually have to go to these things on my own or with my mom, which is still fun, but I like having daddy around!



We ate the pancake breakfast before dashing off to see the Easter Bunny arrive on a fire engine. Owen ate a couple sausages and then started digging into the chocolate on the table. Who puts chocolate on the breakfast table? We missed EB's arrival, but were still able to visit with him. I think Owen was more excited about the possibility of seeing the fire engine! We said "Hey!" to EB and then found the spot for the little kids' egg hunt.

Owen wasn't too excited to egg hunt at first, but we were explaining to him how it was going to work and THEN my brilliant sister told him there was treasure inside! Well that totally got his attention! ...until he realized there was a play structure in the egg hunt area. Then he just wanted to play with the wheel.

Sunday morning we woke up bright and early for 8am Mass with Keith's mom, his sister and her family. It was a beautiful Mass, although the three of us spent most of the time in the vestibule, since someone would rather run around than sit. We managed to stay through Communion and then to the end, which doesn't happen most weeks, so we're considering it a success!

After church we all came back to find that the Easter Bunny had visited, so we got right to doing our Easter egg hunt, and then we all watched Owen open his basket. 





Owen was most excited to find a peanut butter cup in one of his eggs, and since it was a holiday, we let him have it! He was in Heaven!



He didn't get too far into his basket before he ditched all the things inside and just stuck to playing with the recycling truck. He played with it for most of the day, and we ended up bringing it to my grandpa's house too. I'd say it was an excellent choice made by the EB!



After nap time (for all of us!) we headed over to my grandpa's house for Easter dinner with my family!



Owen was pretty good about putting up with all the pictures we were taking, but by the time we got around to taking a picture of the three of us I think he was done. I think his squinting is better than his usual turning the other way. 


Being the only child around with my family makes Owen the center of attention, which he just loves. He was being super silly while he ate some of the appetizers that were out. He was cracking us all up!


We had a lovely Easter weekend and I hope you did too! Allelujah!

17 comments:

Sara McCarty said...

What a cutie pie! Mac wasn't really into the egg hunting either. He was into the candy egg eating, however. He picked up his first egg, sat down and proceeded to eat all the candy in it before moving on to find another. Talk about sugar high that day!!

hello erin said...

such a fun weekend filled with egg hunts and family time! I LOVE it! and owens squinty face is my favorite. . . its adorable!

Kelli Herrington said...

Looks like a fun Easter and Owen is so cute. Love the china

Laureen said...

Looks like a wonderful Easter!! Your family picture with his squinty face cracks me up. :)

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

I love that squinty face!! So sweet!

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Laura Marie Keenan said...

Such a fun weekend! Liam really struggled at mass on Sunday too, and it didn't help that it was much longer than usual. We left right before communion for the 1st time ever. It's nice to hear we aren't the only parents with a toddler that can't make it for an entire mass all the time!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Sounds like an amazing Easter! I agree that once you have a kid all of the holidays are ten times more fun!

Jodi said...

What a fun weekend! I totally understand how your feel about mass. When my son turned about 2.5, it got better (as long as there was something to entertain him) but the sitting has improved.

Ida Arias said...

He is so adorable and you're right, holidays with children make them even more special and fun!

Jenny said...

what a great Easter weekend! Extra daddy time is always wonderful! Love his new truck too - make me think of the little blue truck book :)

Jillian Manesh said...

aww he looks so happy :) :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Carolyn said...

Looks like a great Easter weekend! :) I love all the happy kid faces! HAHAHA

sara {rhapsody and chaos} said...

That squinty face is so super cute :) We usually end up heading out after Communion as well, and this Sunday was no different for us, ha.

Megan said...

So glad you all had a great Easter! Love your outfit!!! :) xo

Whitney said...

Love that little squinty face! And I'm also glad I'm not the only one who misses most of church due to a squirmy worm kiddo. I will usually keep him in the back during the readings through Communion time, then we can usually make it through the next few minutes to the end thank goodness!

Jenny @ jennycollier.com said...

He is SO cute. That little striped sweater is darling on him! Glad you had a great Easter!

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

Owen's squinty face is too cute! Sounds like you had a great weekend and Owen looked adorable in his Easter outfit! That recycling truck looks pretty cool too... maybe need to add it to Mason's birthday list!