easter was pretty low-key this year, although it is most years. ironically this was the first year we didn't go to church since having avery and my mom was out here celebrating with us. she had to fly out that afternoon so we decided to do brunch in the morning before she left. when avery woke up she was pretty pumped that it was easter even though i'm not quite sure she really knew what to expect. this was our second year dying easter eggs with her, which we did the day before. she was really into the dying part and kept demanding to see the eggs throughout the day. charlie hid the dyed eggs in the morning and she 'hunted' for them after she opened her (and ellie's) easter baskets. one of the things that i got her in her basket was a doctor's kit. she's been really into playing doctor the past few months so i thought that she would really enjoy it and she definitely did. pretty much everyone, dogs and cats included, have been a patient these past few days. anyway once we pried her away from that she found the eggs around the house. she actually did a pretty good job. i was expecting us to have to really walk around with her and point out the eggs but she totally got it and was really proud of herself for finding those eggs. after the egg hunting we made a frittata and i roped charlie into cooking some bacon and then we had some coffee cake after we ate in shifts while passing off ellie. after breakfast i made everyone take pictures. charlie was not terribly impressed with this idea, and then we took avery to the playground. nothing too special but still nice and simple. one of these days charlie and i are going to have to make up our minds about if we're 'doing' santa and the easter bunny.