Our little family had a perfect Easter this year. Griffin really made it even more special than it once was.
He may have slept through the egg hunt with his cousins this year, but I have a feeling that this will be the only year that happens. Our nieces are quite the egg hunters, so he's going to have some heavy competition next year.
We ended up waking him up from his nap so we could attempt to plan nap #2 during our evening church service.
We've played with our nieces in this swing and now Griffin fits nicely without fear that he's going to fly out. I think he's glad too, he probably would have stayed in there all day if we would have let him. Luckily he got the same swing from his Gram for Easter to go in our yard. I have a feeling that it's going to get a lot of use.
Originally I said that we wouldn't give Griffin and solid foods until his six month birthday, but since it was a holiday, I decided to let him try some mashed potatoes (just boiled potatoes thinned with breastmilk). I thought it would be fun and cute to watch, but no, he hated every second of it. He gagged and gagged, not swallowing any of it, so finally I fished everything out of his mouth. He was actually hungry when we tried to feed him, so I am sure that this wasn't what he was expecting.
It's funny how babies don't need words to communicate. He knew exactly what he wanted and he was able to tell us pretty clearly. This was the first time that he had ever held his own bottle up to actually feed himself. I think he may have lost a bit of trust in us, trying to stick mush in his mouth when all he really wanted milk, so he decided that it was best for him to take control of the bottle. For someone who only gets a bottle (maybe) once a week, he's got the hang of it pretty quickly.
Oh yea, we're going back to our original plan of giving him cereal at six months.
Having a full belly turned him into a happy little bunny and he was glad to play with his cousins before hitting the road. He loves those girls and it's a joy to watch them all play together.
We made a quick stop to see Great Nana and lil' Papa to give them Easter hugs and kisses then we hurried home to give G his Easter basket from us. This was his second Easter basket of the day, the first from his Pops and Nana that was filled with chocolate, Peeps, and a cute stuffed dog that looks a lot like our Lucy. He was half asleep when we gave him his basket at home. Actually when I sat him down on the couch for the picture, he closed his eyes and slumped over on the arm rest. He woke before I could grab the camera. He really seemed to enjoy his first Easter baskets, especially his Sophie the giraffe.
After a few quick pictures at home, we headed to church. He didn't fall asleep during the service, but he was an angel. He played with Sophie in his carseat through half the service then wanted out for the second half. He smiled the biggest smile that I've ever seen for at least 15 minutes. That was my Easter gift.