Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! I had a memorable first Easter weekend, as Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Jess came up to help Mom, Dad, Babcia, Dido and me celebrate. Instead of writing a bunch of anecdotes about the weekend, I'm going to share photos with you. First up, Grandpa helped me show off the cute dress I wore on Saturday.

On Saturday, we went to Babcia and Dido's Ukrainian church for the annual blessing of the Easter baskets, where you fill up your basket with traditional Ukrainian Easter foods—eggs, babka and kielbasa (much to Dad's dismay)—and the priest comes and blesses them. Babcia and Dido brought their basket (below right), and even made a pretty one for me (below left). Thanks!

The next morning, Easter had finally arrived. The Easter Bunny, who I became good friends with after seeing three different times in the past couple weeks, left me my first Easter basket.

But as you can see, I wasn't quite in the spirit of things. Then I got even more annoyed...

But after my morning nap, and changing into my adorable Easter outfit, I rebounded nicely.

For the rest of the day, I was all smiles!

Everyone loved my Easter outfit, though when I had my beret on (which wasn't for long; I always ended up pulling it off) I looked like I was on shore leave!

Having Easter dinner at Babcia and Dido's house, I tested out my new portable high-chair. I'll have the bottle appetizer, the apples and apricots entree and a teething ring for dessert, please!

Last but not least, here's a video of my initial reaction to my Easter basket this morning, which would most aptly be described as fleeting curiosity. I'm sure I'll be much more interested next year, especially if the Easter bunny brings me chocolate!

And speaking of videos, I'll have many more for you this week, so check back often!