Easter was a two day event this year. On Saturday morning we went to my family's church and then spent the afternoon at my mom's house with her and some friends, the Colvins (who also have twins, Aidan and Alyssa, who are almost 5). Aidan and Alyssa had fun "hiding" eggs for the girls. These eggs had little led lights in them so they flickered and the girls loved playing with them! They weren't really all that interested in finding them, but it was fun.
On Sunday morning, we headed out to Jon's family church. It's about a 45 minute drive there and another 10 minutes further to his parents' house. We hoped the girls would take their morning nap in the car ride out there, but Ellerie decided against it. Esme didn't fall asleep until the last 10 minutes, but she stayed asleep on my shoulder in church for the next 30 minutes or so (Naps were all off this weekend!!). We spent the afternoon at his parents' house eating yummy food and watching the big kids (cousins) hunt for eggs filled with jellybeans and money.
The girls received a few Easter baskets this year. One from us, one from grandma (my mom) and one from nana and papa (Jon's parents). In their baskets were books, stuffed bunnies, yogurt melt treats, Little People toys, balls and sunglasses. They love it all!
I made their Easter dresses this year. Jon found this dress tutorial online here. He also picked out the fabric. I didn't think I would be able to accomplish this dress (my sewing is not all that advanced), but I read through it a few times, measured the girls and came up with a plan. I loved how they turned out and I think we'll get a lot of used out of them this summer (if they sun comes out once in awhile). I've already picked up some more fabric to make some more dresses...perhaps with some variations.
We washed up the dresses Saturday night so that they could wear them again on Sunday. They switched dresses the next day.
Here are a few pictures of the girls and their dresses this weekend...
Front of dresses
Back of dresses
Esme giving her cousin Jaden a snuggle