We’ve been doing a whole lot of celebrating lately. This year my birthday coincided with Easter for the second time ever (the last was in 2007). We made sure to make the most out of this special weekend.
On Saturday we headed out to Wash Park with some friends for an Easter Egg Hunt. Let me tell you, this was intense. Jackson and his friend patiently waited behind the rope for the hunt to start. After the countdown, toddlers swarmed the field, madness ensued and it was all over in a matter of seconds. There surprisingly were no injuries, but I think the church that hosted the hunt would have been prepared – they gave pre-countdown warnings and instructions for fair play. Ha! We stayed for a while after with a picnic lunch and a nice long bike ride.
On Sunday, we headed out early to Second Home for their Pajama Brunch. Jackson was so excited to see the Easter bunny again, and it was extra special that they hosted a small egg hunt for the little diners in the lobby. I was just happy that my birthday started with bottomless mimosas.
After brunch and some Easter basket fun, I opened my birthday present from the hubby – a Canon Rebel T2i DSLR. A few months ago, our point and shoot broke after a bad fall, and I’ve been doing all of my photography with my iPhone. I badly need a camera, but wasn’t sure it was in the cards. I had dropped hints for a few things that I wanted for my birthday and I should have known. My man loves technology. Ask him for anything with an owner’s manual and charger cord and you are likely to get it. I took a few pics of our Easter dinner with it…
I have no idea how to use it, but I’m on my way. The photos above were shot in manual mode and are already leaps and bounds better than my point and shoot (not to mention the iPhone). I’ve signed up to take an online DSLR class and I can’t wait to take my food photography to a better level. Oh, and our Easter menu included: Prosciutto and Asparagus wrapped in phyllo, Rosemary Lamb Chops with Cherry Tomato Relish, Isreali Couscous with Currants and a Chocolate Macaroon Tart to complete the meal. It was divine!
Today is the last day of our celebrating – it’s Ella’s first birthday! On my birthday last year, I went out to dinner with hubby on our last date as parents of one. 24 hours after that I was in labor, and 24 hours after going into labor she was here! It was quite the marathon, but so worth it. Ella has brought so much joy to our lives and makes our little family of four complete. Happy Birthday Ella!
How did you celebrate this weekend?