Getting Ready for the Easter Bunny...

...And we thought he might enjoy some carrots!


I've had this yellow carrot silk (below) for ages (7-8 years?) and have been meaning to do something with it ever since I purchased it.  It's now finally made its way into a special-occasion pillow.  (Special occasion because on most days we're not fit for silk on the sofa ;)


When I was figuring out the color scheme for our living room, it was really important to me that I go with something neutral enough to handle almost any other color.  The crazy green does the trick & I'm loving it with yellow.  Below, we prepared a little snack for the East Bunny in the beautiful antique "Baby" mug that Eddie & Jaithan gave us when Justin was born:   


One of our (ok my ;) favorite illustrators is Lisa McCue.  Her animals look so soft & fuzzy that  you almost want to touch them.  (TOOO  CUTE!!!)  We set out Bunny's Noisy Book under the carrots in case the Easter Bunny wants to stay a while...


At 2 and a half, my older son, Christian, is really getting into holidays & it's just so much fun.  This morning we went to an Easter Egg Hunt at our local high school where my husband teaches and it was crazy.  They roped off an area filled with Easter eggs and then all of the kids (our age bracket was walking- to 3 yr olds) started at the same time & raced in to get as many eggs in their baskets as they could.  (No parents allowed in the roped off hunting grounds.)  Christian was getting quite the stockpile of eggs going and I noticed that some of the newer walkers had no idea what was going on... so I called to Christian to pick up an egg and give it to a nearby little toddling girl.  (All of the parents were shouting & cheering at this point- about 15 seconds into it)   He picked up the egg and put it in his bag.  I thought maybe he had misunderstood me.  Her parents were next to me and cheering her on.  I tried again.  He picked up the egg and again snapped it up in his bag for himself.  This probably would've been a good place to stop but I didn't...   But as I directed him again and he again stole another egg from this little girl's reaching distance,  I got it:  My kid wasn't going to be sharing any eggs today.  This was a contest!   A couple of seconds later, a bunch of parents stormed the hunting grounds and pretty much ended everything.  Parents rushed around other kids to ensure their own toddlers got eggs.  I waited back behind the ropes and overheard a guy next to me say, "Well, at least the kids behaved." ha! It was crazy mob mentality and Christian just looked at me wide-eyed like "what is going on??!!"  (The whole "hunt" lasted less than a minute.)  He came out of the ring and we went off to take a picture with the Easter "Dog"-- don't ask 'cause I don't know why:


And this little guy below (3 month old Justin) has no idea what's going on, but I thought I'd include a new pic anyway since he's getting so big:


So I hope you have a Happy Easter and/ or Happy Passover!!  --From our family to yours.
xoxo,
lauren


ps- Dying eggs tonight- shoud be interesting;) ;)

30 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your pillow is just gorgeous. I love the pretty yellow color.
The Easter egg hunt sounds like such a fun time and precious moments. Both the boys are darling. Have fun with the eggs and have a Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

Razmataz said...

Sounds like such a fun morning, I love seeing the excitement of kids on an Easter hunt.

That little baby cup is Lovely! What a treasure. That silk print is also very interesting, and a great thing to bring out at Easter.

pve design said...

My boys (at 17) are never too old for a visit from the Easter Bunny. Happy day to you and your little ones are to- dye for! Sorry, I just could not resist.
pve

ritad said...

Love the silk pillow, how perfect for Easter. Isn't it fun decorating for all the holiday's with little ones. Those two boys of yours are precious! Those big blue eyes are beautiful.
Happy Easter

Maria said...

love the photos of your home and especially that carrot pillow, perfect for Easter! and Im with you easter egg hunts are really crazy these days

Love Where You LIve said...

Oh, so sweet. Someone came into my shop the other day and mentioned that there was a new baby in the family. She added that her mother is going ga ga over getting ready for Easter. Le bebe is only a few months old. Should I ever be so lucky to be a grand-mere, then I will do the same! Even at a few months. Have a wonderful Easter, -susan

Tammy@InStitches said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Happy Easter to you and your family !

Porchlight Interiors said...

Love the carrot cushion...the perfect seasonal touch! Happy Easter to you and your gorgeous family! Tracey xx

Katie said...

We took our 2.5 year old to the Easter egg hunt last weekend, and I was amazed at how greedy the parents were! I made my son pick up his own eggs, and he only came away with three! I think it is a great idea not to let the parents in there to steal the fun away from the kids.

Happy Easter!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Least tacky Easter decorations ever! Very nice pillow.

Karena said...

Lauren, love the pillow, it is wonderful!! Happy Easter!

Karena
Art by Karena

Tina said...

What a fun way to spend the morning Lauren. These pics of your sweet little guys are just gorgeous!! Hope the Easter Bunny enjoys those carrots and maybe a little rest on your gorgeous silk cushion:) Enjoy youe egg dying ~ Tina xx

Windlost said...

Lauren, your post was too funny. I can just see little Christian stockpiling his eggs. Too cute. And all the parents getting wound up. Too funny.

Your house looks fab and I agree that a neutral room is so versatile - most of mine is too and I am always swapping colours, bringing in fushia flowers or yellow ones or something blue and it all looks good with the basic white and cream and green base I have going on!

I was pleasantly surprised at how good yellow looks in my decor. My only problem is the living room rug - I chose a pattern - never again. I love the palette so much, but I feel so limited when I want to bring in patterned pillows, etc.

Your boys are gorgeous. Would you have one for me? Look at those blue eyes - well they have to be gorgeous with you and Dave for parents!!

Love the carrot pillow and good luck with the egg dying. I have never done it but would love to try.

You write the best posts - I can feel your energy and your big heart through your writing and always smile reading them!!

xo's Terri

Jenny at LGN said...

Oh my goodness! Look at those little cuties!! Your boys are so adorable! I can't get over Justin's baby blues!

Happy Easter!

Kirsten Sue said...

I love that carrot Pillow so sweet.

Susan said...

Firstly the pillow is amazing. Isn't it nice when you finally get something made and it looks so wonderful. Good choice from 7 years ago.

Secondly, your children are adorable.

Happy Easter
cheers
Susan

Kathysue said...

Lauren, Happy Easter to you and Your's. I must say you have two beautiful baby boys. Love the carrot pillow,how fun is that!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, so glad you liked my Easter table. I had fun doing it. If you want a laugh you need to read Hints of Easter post on how I dyed the yellow eggs. Too funny and too fun. Have fun dyeing eggs, it is a blast , Kathysue

Deborah said...

Amazing -- such beautiful kids. I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to following.

C.J. said...

I love the fabric on this pillow! The baby, so dang cute! Happy Easter

Morning T said...

Happy Easter to you and your precious family Lauren. Love the new pillow....

vignette design said...

Happy Easter Lauren! Your children are so adorable!

jvw home said...

Happy Easter Lauren!!
Precious photos....
all the best,
Jeanette

Maria Killam said...

Awww love these pics, and the special occasion pillow, it's awesome and so is the styled photo!

Maria Killam said...

Awww love these pics, and the special occasion pillow, it's awesome and so is the styled photo!

NYCLQ said...

That was TOO sweet and that carrot motif pillow was adorable!! (and so was the cup of carrots!!)
HAPPY EASTER!!

:D Lynda
nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

Tracy F. said...

Your silk pillow is beautiful. But, your little boys are just breath-takingly adorable!

The Gimlet Eye said...

I hope the Easter bunny was good to your two...they are truly adorable kiddies!

Willow Decor said...

The pillow is so sweet and surely will become a tradition. We have several items like that and every year the children look forward to putting them out and seeing them again. The baby is getting so big and he is so very sweet!Enjoy this time it goes so fast.
xx-Gina

Maurie said...

Lauren, The yellow silk "carrot" pillow is a gorgeous treasure! Yesterday, my sister-in-law who works at On a Whim came by. We were talking design blogs because I just launched mine. http://graciousinteriors.blogspot.com

When she mentioned that a young woman comes into their shop who does a blog and whose home will appear in a national magazine, I asked if you are the blogger! Bingo! So, you are famous... If you have a minute to look at my first three posts (yes, I'm a newbee for sure), I'd appreciate any feedback! Thanks

Greg said...

Lauren, I LOVE the pillow!!! What a nice touch-
The boys are growing way too fast and are really just WAY too cute! Sounds like you all had a really lovely weekend!
~ Cheers,
Melissa