Liam's First Easter
We had such a fantastic Easter Sunday at the Acevedo home. I'm just so thankful for the day we had. I think we really needed a good family day around here and we got it. Liam woke up bright and early, as usual. After breakfast we dyed some Easter eggs which Liam actually enjoyed. He really likes bright colors I'm noticing. They catch his attention. After dying and decorating the eggs Liam and Alex had some outside time with bubbles (Liam likes trying to catch them) while I hid the eggs inside the house. You might think it's silly to do an Easter egg hunt with an eight month-old but he had fun, I promise! Every time he and Alex found an egg he would pick it up and shake it around and try to put it in his mouth. Silly boy.
Liam went down for his morning nap and instead of doing anything productive Alex and I decided to take a nap on the couch as well. We needed it, this baby wears us out! The rest of the day was fun with more play time, a walk around the neighborhood, and eating yummy food (have you had the empanadas from Whole Foods? So good). After Liam's afternoon nap I got him dressed for church, we snapped a quick family photo, and we were off. I'm glad we snapped photos before church because Liam got his dinner all over his shirt while in the nursery. That's life with a baby. After the service we had a huge pot luck dinner. Everything tasted delicious. Liam did a great job staying in a good mood. He gets tired pretty quickly in the evenings and can get cranky if we delay his bedtime routine so I'm glad he did so well and was so patient. We got him home and in his PJs with enough time to read him the Easter story from one of his Bibles (the kid has several already!) before he knocked out. Mommy and daddy had some evening relaxation time with Mad Men before knocking out ourselves.
Again, I'm so thankful for the family day we had. And I'm thankful for the resurrection of our Lord. 1 Peter 1:3-4 says, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you." My life is so full of hope because of what Jesus did. I hope everyone's Easter was full of love and joy.