If your Easter tradition doesn't involve camel rides in the living room (on a giant wood carved camel), then you just have no clue what you're missing! We spent a fun filled and far too fast holiday at my aunt and uncle's lovely farm with our family (that's six 'f's in one sentence if you're counting). It's a big group, there were twenty-two of us, and as always my aunt made sure that we were well fed and entertained from start to finish. Sadly as is typical for us, lots of fun means not many pictures. Little Smith is going to look back and wonder if we ever left the house!
Anywho the highlights included playing with all the dogs, lots of chasing Little S, hikes, trying to climb rocks, hanging out with our hilarious six year old cousin, wonderful meals and conversation, plus of course the aforementioned camel rides.
The Bunny even stopped by and left a few things for Little Smith. He's still too young for candies and chocolates so he got a few books to add to his collection. I read to him a couple times a day so anything new is such a welcome treat and keeps me from going too nuts.
Little Smith was totally spoiled with wonderful Easter treats from everyone. It was very sweet how much thought and time went into all the baskets and gifts. Who knew that Easter was even a holiday for gift giving?! Too kind, and the cutest little basket of all time award goes to this little froggie from my auntie.
Adorable right? There were a couple of chocolate bunnies in there too but one is now headless and the other is footless... it was a long car ride. Speaking of which, traffic on Easter Sunday seems to always be the absolute worst. I've traveled on a lot of holidays and this one takes the cake. It was pretty brutal and took us four and a half hours instead of just under three. We also did something that I would normally never permit, we threw catution to the wind and broke Little Smith's golden schedule, traveling after his 7PM bedtime... craziness!
I thought he would sleep in the car but no such luck, so for the first time since infancy he was up until 10PM. He normally sleeps twelve hours so I thought that might mean he would wake at 10AM. Nope! He's been stirring all morning and now at 8AM sounds like he's officially up so I'm going to go rescue him. Hope this doesn't throw off my great little sleeper!