This past weekend was spent practicing for the real Easter Egg Hunts to happen on actual Easter Day. I think after two consecutive fun-filled mornings Huntley finally gets it! We started off Saturday morning after a short 45 minute nap, just mommy and me in Huntington Beach at a local-run event complete with Easter egg hunting (which she was great at), face painting, bounce house (although Huntley is still too young for this, she liked watching the older kids inside), and a visit with the Easter bunny (who she is definitely not a fan of).
Last year with Huntley only being a few weeks old she didn’t quite understand the Easter bunny, let alone ‘sitting’ and we ended up taking her Easter photos with the cute mechanical interactive bunny at South Coast Plaza. She was so round back then, I always say she looks like a little egg next to the bunny! I had hoped to take photos with this bunny every year, but $30 just seems way too much money spent on one picture…
This year, we’re a week away from Easter and are in full Easter-mode! Tanner and I discussed our desire to go to Easter Vigil at our Parish and are really hoping to make it with baby girl, even though it cuts so close to her bedtime. We’d like to follow the next morning with Easter Mass, Easter brunch and of course Easter activities for Huntley – those including an egg hunt or two!
Today we went to the Spring Fling at The OC Mix – SoCo and had tons of fun, despite the crowds and bit of chaos, we even bumped into four of our baby playgroup friends! We got there just in time for the first round of the egg hunt and Huntley was so lucky to find so many eggs, but instead of putting them into her basket like she did yesterday, she had already learned of the prizes and treats within the eggs and would throw back each egg after attempting to open them…so while many of the big kids left with 10-20 eggs in their baskets our little Huntley was just so happy to have the three she put in hers! We then took Huntley to get her face painted and this girl hates sitting still, but for a pretty face painting complete with glitter she will sit still ready to say her “oohs & ahhs” in the mirror when all finished!
[Little Monroes Crochet Headband . I’m quite “OBSESSED” with this Baby Gap “Wild Horse Poplin” Dress and I’m so glad I was able to snag one before it was SOLD OUT! Ummm, can you say #shopaholicmommy? . Baby Gap Suede Oxfords]
With the home addition/renovations going on at our little Home with Walls and being in SoCo, it was the perfect place to look for inspiration so we left the crowds at The OC Mix and headed to one of my favorite stores Pirch and perused the bath section. Huntley enjoyed playing with the shower head showroom and even conducted her own shower show by pressing away at all the buttons. She was also in love with all the bathtubs and even wanted to try out every sink faucet since she’s obsessed with water and loves washing and drying her own hands! She had so much fun playing in the store and seeing all the different appliances and decor – the girl loves design I can say she’s truly a girl after my own heart!
When we were ready to head back, I noticed that my sister and friend Sally were on their way over so we decided to stay and wait to hang out with them for a bit. Sadly, by the time they had come the events had died down and there wasn’t much for the babes to do. Luckily the petting zoo was still open and I was also able to get a yummy grilled cheese sandwich at Shuck. After the petting zoo we walked around some more shops, got an acai bowl (which we loved) at Birdie and enjoyed some more family time before heading home.
Sharing some of our Instagram pics as well: