Monday, April 25, 2011

Matthias's First Easter

We had a really nice Easter Sunday.  After a very late night, Matthias surprised us and took a great morning nap, allowing us to enjoy a quiet breakfast on the balcony.  (In case you were wondering, this breakfast included donuts - chocolate ones!)  After he woke up, we started getting ready for church.  I realized that the cute Ralph Lauren polo onesie I snagged at the outlets for his first Easter was already too small.  The little munchkin is so chubby!  Since it was a warm day, I opted to dress him in his navy blue romper and the adorable newsboy cap I bought him the day we found out he was a boy.  We headed to church, where a wonderful Easter cantata had been prepared.  The choir sparkled in sequined robes, the teens danced in brightly-colored costumes, and actors in first century garb portrayed Jesus' disciples.  Our pastor Dennis Folds, delivered the sermon as Thomas, known as the doubtful disciple.  The service was joyful, energetic, and uplifting.  It was a bit over the top, just as celebrating the resurrection of Jesus should be!  I really wish I had gotten a few photos, but we left the camera in the stroller, which had to be stowed away because the auditorium was packed.  I did get a shot of the front of the church:

After the service, we stopped at a park near the church to take pictures.  We were excited to see that a few cherry blossom trees still had their beautiful blooms!  The wind blew my hair and dress all over the place and we forgot our tripod, but we still got some great shots:

And some outtakes:

Matthias decided to put a death grip on Mommy's necklace!

Forget these pictures, I just want to eat my blanket!

See! It's yummy!
Mom, who is that guy?

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!


  1. The cherry blossoms are so pretty! Glad you had a wonderful Easter even across the world! :)

  2. What a wonderful Easter you guys had. Yummy chocolate donuts, Matthias slept well, great service and beautiful pics -sounds perfect.

    We missed you guys so very much. Wedid the normal, except Dad stayed home to recover - church, then home for lunch, hiding eggs, and cooking Easter dinner. It was a great day and we enjoyed Micah, Valerie and kids. Ben came about 4:00 PM, and then we ate Easter dinner.

    Love, hugs and our prayers,
    Mom C

  3. How adorable - I love his newsboy hat!!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful Easter:)

  4. The photos are adorable! You guys make a beautiful family :-) I can't believe how chunky Mathias got! I take it breastfeeding is still going well ;-)