Something else we are...people that drive across town to the mall after an exhausting week just to get pictures with the Easter Bunny for Grandma.
Sidenote: Since when does the Easter Bunny charge $25 for a picture? Seriously, I'm thinking I just might buy a bunny suit and give this gig a try. Not to mention this bunny needed a serious Spring cleaning paw washing. If you're going to charge that much for a picture, please wash your bunny suit. My favorite part is that one inch to the left and Campbell would have been out of the picture. Do we love Grandma, or what?
But the Easter Bunny knows that if you'll just overlook his lack of OCD hand washing and give him a hug, he'll visit your house and give you a fresh and clean bunny that can be perfect for some good snuggle time.
Seeing this cross full of flowers with vibrant colors...with life, is more powerful and meaningful than any white fluffy animal, chocolate or plastic egg can even touch.
Every plastic egg, every smile feeds my soul.
And sometimes when you're on the other side of the camera you really look at your life and think, "Oh my goodness, this is one of those pictures that we'll look back and remember so well."
Oh I dread the day when he's too old for baskets and the surprise that each egg holds.
When you dread that day of no more Easter eggs, the easiest cure? More egg hunts, baby... Grandma and Granddad style.
And when you give a grandma a task of doing a hunt, it ain't a grandparent hunt until two baskets are involved because one just isn't enough.
Double fistin' baskets is another way our family rolls...
I'm so grateful for the gifts that have been given to me. I notice them each day but on days like today those small things are the big things.
Every bubble breath...
every cookie decorating moment...
make me appreciate exactly who we are.