It’s crazy to think that Emerson is a year-and-five-months old in fifteen days. How is it already Easter? Time is flying, time is moving and spinning out of control, time goes faster when you’re an adult, and even faster when you have a baby. Ugh.
I remember last year’s Easter like it was yesterday, which it wasn’t, it was a year ago. Anyways, I remember getting Emmy in her little bunny ears, giving her a bundle of fake carrots, and taking pictures of her for the holiday that were really cute. I remember being kind of sad that we couldn’t do an Easter basket or an egg hunt or anything for her because she was still too young and blob-like to even be able to understand. I just remember thinking about how crazy it would be once she was big and old enough to do real Easter things.
Today is just under a year since last Easter, and let me tell you, so much has changed. Emmy is like a totally different baby now and I’m so excited! Today she will get—and love getting—her first real Easter basket. She will find eggs with stickers hidden inside (we don’t give her any candy and she loves stickers so…) and she will hopefully have a lot of fun doing so. I just can’t wait to see her have fun and see the joy in her eyes when she gets to do the fun stuff. Watching her grow up is so cool.
I think that seeing and living things vicariously through her is a lot of fun and I love just seeing the wonder and the happiness in her eyes when she finds something fascinating. I love watching her be happy and learn and seeing that light, the spark, in her eyes when she is taking something in and figuring out how things work or seeing something new and cool for the first time.
Today is a day for family and for some fun and I love my little family—and all of my extended family and stuff too!—and I’m glad to be able to spend the day with them. I’m glad to be doing what I’m doing and happy to be doing these things with the people that I get to.
Until Wednesday! Happy Easter!