This Easter was very different than past Easters for us Sluiters. First of all, this is the first Easter in the history of my and Cort's relationship that we didn't go to church. We just felt that Eddie could not possibly sit quiet for a whole hour, so we opted not to risk it.
That was weird because it just hardly seems like Easter without a rousing chorus of "UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE!" (my favorite Easter song). However, we celebrated at home and with our families with a whole lotta Easter Bunny madness.
First, the Easter bunny stopped at our house in the night. Before Eddie could get to it though, Grandma Lynne stopped over with a great big Easter lamb for Eddie. He was excited about getting a new friend.
Then we let him dig into his Easter basket from us. He loved all the new toys to play with (read chew on).
Then we headed over to Granny Kim and Grampy Ray's house for ham dinner (of course...it IS Easter), a mini-egg hunt for Eddie, and a basket of goodness.
Eddie loved the eggs his granny hid...they each had a couple quarters in them and he just shook, shook, shook them!
He also loved his dragon basket she picked out for him! It was full of yummy goodies...AND a bathing suit and bucket hat for this summer when he swims in her pool!
After Granny and Grampy's house we stopped over at Grandma and Grandpa Riemersma's house where Grandma had an Easter bucket for Ed with a sippy cut and a bunny!
Eddie sure had a fun first Easter, and we enjoyed spending it together as a family. While it's fun to hide eggs and give baskets, we surely give thanks for all the blessings in our lives! Happy Easter from the Sluiters!