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Easter

Easter

Easter welcomes spring. Even when the weather is cool, the sun promises warmer days ahead. We look for treasures (eggs) knowing that they are hidden between branches and beside trees. We know that fun is in the finding. Easter in the foothills | family photography by Lenkaland

Easter baskets this year featured a little Star Wars and a little Pokemon. The little beanie dog props up Anika's iTouch, which she finds utterly charming. Ian's favorite animal is a bobcat. And his favorite color is orange. Win-win!

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The big bunny was brought to me by the Easter Bunny in the weeks before Anika was born. This bunny was a reminder that my baby was coming soon. That baby sure has grown. The stuffy reminds me of all those dreams. Most of which have come true :)

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Tiger is not allowed on the table. Seriously. But he sat here so perfect in line with the baskets. I had to snap a photo before chasing him off.

Easter in the foothills | family photography by Lenkaland

Ian's big wish for his Easter basket was a ring pop and Pokemon cards and the bobcat. The ring pop was opened first. Nothing like sugary cherry for breakfast.

Then, the Pokemon cards. Where he found an EX card. Apparently very rare and very fancy.

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The Easter Bunny leaves a circle of dirt inside the door. Apparently this is how he travels from home to home. This year, Chewie found the dirt before the kids. He had to investigate for himself. Good thing he didn't fall down the rabbit hole.

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I took photos of the eggs for the kids (since eggs don't last). Tiger had to investigate the eggs for himself.

And the orchid bloomed overnight! Magic indeed.

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Anika adores the little ramekin egg brunch at Grandma's house. My mom sets up a bunch of goodies that we get to choose. She adds beaten eggs and bakes in the oven. Anika has officially decided this is Easter brunch tradition. She's been looking forward to it for ages!

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My funny bunnies.

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Tickle fights!

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Easter table and Grandma's fridge whose she keeps a collection of family photos.

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Bunny ears for Grandma.

And bunnies hiding.

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This year we hosted the first Beer Hunt before the egg hunt. The kids got to be the hiders, which they loved!

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Then the main event. Looking for eggs.

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Since we worked up such an appetite (haha), we had to come inside for more food. Home-baked scones with strawberries and whipped cream. Delicious!

We hope everyone had a great holiday if you celebrate!

Easter in the foothills | family photography by Lenkaland

Happy Easter. Happy spring!

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