First off, sorry for the lack of posts, we have been pretty busy lately, but I will try to do better and catch you up on all our adventures. We had a gorgeous Easter weekend down here in Wilmington with family. We were lucky enough to have Grandma and Grandpa Mottram, Uncle Chris, and GG (Great Grandma) come to visit!
Elly was spoiled with lots of Easter goodies, several of which involved one of her current passions in life; Elmo. What is it about that guy?! I have not encouraged her to have such a strong relationship with the furry red monster, but something has drawn her to him. Could it be that high-pitched voice? The fact that he talks in the third person? Maybe his enchanting laugh? Who knows, but she has caught Elmo fever, big time.
Back to Easter…we got Elly all dolled up (I could have cried she looked so sweet, but when it comes to life in general it doesn’t take much to get me emotional) and went to church. She had fun playing in the nursery, actually didn’t want to leave. We eventually coaxed her out and took a couple pictures outside of church where many a church goer oohed and aahed over her Easter finest.
We had more family over in the afternoon for an egg hunt and dinner. Elly walked around collecting eggs, but couldn’t resist also collecting the occasional rock. Rock collecting, is another one of her passions in life.
150 or so pictures later, the holiday came to a close. I love celebrating holidays and they are especially precious now that we share them with Elly. I know she’s little and won’t remember this Easter, but I still wanted to make the day special for her and establish some family traditions. As I was tucking her in that night she looked up and said how much fun she had. She didn’t actually use words, but I could tell that’s what she was thinking, although I think ‘more Elmo, more Elmo’ was also on repeat in her little head.