Easter is almost here and I am super excited! It is one of my favorite holidays, but not because it is acceptable to eat chocolate eggs for breakfast, but because it means a weekend at the beach. Every year my boyfriends family stays at the same hotel right on Cocoa Beach. We book our rooms a year in advance, create a Facebook event page, and talk about how close it’s getting all year. Now, it is not the best beach in Florida, nor is it the best hotel at the beach, which is probably what makes it a little more fun. We spend all day cooking out, playing with the kids, and enjoying the beautiful weather and ocean air. This is Dylan’s third year participating in Easter Weekend. A beach trip with a baby (now toddler) is an entirely different beach trip. It definitely means more organization is needed! So I have written out my long checklist and I am ready to start crossing items off!
Since we are not just going for some fun in the sun, but also will be getting a visit from the Easter Bunny there is so much more needed then just average hundred items you need when you take a baby to the beach. This is also going to be the first year where Dylan somewhat participates in the Easter festivities, until this point he couldn’t have cared less about coloring or hunting for eggs. I am still not sure what his take on it will be this year, but I am excited to find out!
This will also be the first year since Dylan was born that we will attend the sunrise service. One of my other favorite parts of Easter weekend is wrapping up in our blankets and heading down to the beach in our PJ’s for the sunrise church service on the beach. Dylan has been too little to wake up this early (on purpose), and with the wind blowing the sand, it wasn’t something we were ready to take on with a newborn. But this year we are all in! Super excited, but also curious of how this is all going to play out.
This year I will be making bagged goldfish snacks to resemble a carrot and egg shaped Rice Krispy treats. Two of Dylan’s favorites, and also great with the mixed food allergies we have in the family. Our Easter basket theme this year is Finding Dori, Dylan is absolutely obsessed with Finding Nemo, and until now the only place I have been able to find Nemo character toys was on our Disney cruise. We are super excited about Finding Dori (it just may be our first movie theater adventure), and all of the awesome pool and water toys they have out right now just in time for summer!
It is amazing how much each year Dylan has made all of our traditions and experiences even better by the joy and fun he brings. Bringing a baby into the mix is always amazing, but bringing a toddler, now this is some fun!
What fun activities do you do on Easter?
Any crafts or snacks you would recommend?
What themes do you have planned for your littles this Easter?