Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Baby's First Easter

This past weekend we celebrated Sully's first Easter. It truly blows my mind to think that one year ago today I was praying desperately that Sully would arrive. Now I'm praying desperately that time will slow down. How in the world could this little lady almost be one year old?!
It was a girls weekend in the Phillips house with Ryan being gone on a bachelor party in Key West. I was getting really bummed out about Dada not being here for Sully's first Easter and the fact that our normal huge family gathering in South Carolina would be diminished to just to the two of us (+ the pups). Then I got a call from Ryan Saturday and he surprised us and caught an early flight home late that night! It was the best Easter gift he could have ever given us. 
Side note on our outfits - I just got these wedges from Target and they're amazing, so comfortable and cute! My dress is the Lilly Pulitzer Dusk dress which is one of my favorite styles, I'm dying for it in the Southern Charm print. Sully's little Lilly is sold out in this print, but I'm definitely also scooping it up in Southern Charm to match Mama if I purchase the Dusk dress. Her bonnet is made by the talented Southern Baby Classics and is monogrammed and reversible (I chose white seersucker for the other side) - a whole post will be coming on this later!

Earlier in the weekend, I took Sully to see the Easter Bunny at the mall and we waited TWO HOURS in line for nine kids - I repeat, two hours my friends. We made do though with lots of snacks and smiling at everyone who walked by the stroller. Sully did really good with the Bunny, even dancing and high-fiving before the photos. She got a little weirded out though when I stepped away (she also decided right at that moment to discover she could pick her nose, go figure). I was proud of her for holding it together that long and close to bed time, especially around a creepy looking bunny :). 
PS, these snack cups from Target are amazing and only $5 for two! Sully's favorite snacks are the Gerber Lil' Crunchies and they smell like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, yum!

On Saturday, we made a trip over to Maryland to celebrate Reese's 2nd Sesame Street birthday party. Reese's Mom and Ryan grew up together in Charlotte, small world, right?! It was Sully's first time attending a birthday party and she had a blast. Plus, how cute are these Sesame Street decorations Christen put together!?!
Sunday morning we slept in and attended the later morning Mass at our church down the street. The cry room was packed this Sunday and Sully barely held it together during the long Mass. Later, we took a walk and played with Sully's Easter basket (more on this later), I'm so glad the weather is getting consistently better! Then I whipped up a yummy dinner from the last minute Easter menu I shared and it was the perfect meal for the two of us when Sully went down.
How was your Easter?! 

Does anyone else find themselves always eating late with a little little one? I'm looking forward to the days when we can all eat together as a family. 
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