About 99% of my extended family lives in Malaysia, so when it comes to holidays, I rarely experience large family gatherings unless I’m out of the country. :) This year I had the opportunity to celebrate Easter with my boyfriend’s extended family. It was such a treat! We attended a beautiful church service with a full choir and orchestra, then went home for a delicious barbecue.
Aside from making new friends and eating my fill of tri-tip, the gathering was extra special because I got to play with this little sweet pea, my boyfriend’s niece:
Hannah was no doubt the star of the party, being the only one in attendance younger than myself. Haha. We surrounded her with cameras as she went on her very first Easter egg hunt.
I found an egg, Daddy. Now what? We were so impressed!!! She got the hang of it right away and walked around putting eggs in her little basket like she had been doing it all her life! Wish I had a video of the scene above – an egg fell out of her basket and rolled between her legs. She made a game out of emptying the basket and putting the eggs back. We happily watched her do this at least five times. Annnnnd… again! The eggs were filled with stickers and little snacks. No candy for this little one – what a smart mom. Remember not to put all your eggs in one basket! ;)
Such a sweet, darling little girl. I tossed plastic eggs into her lap and snapped pics right after she caught them. The result: lots of big, genuine smiles!
It was a lovely way to spend a holiday. So thankful and blessed – we have new life in Christ, and that is absolutely worth celebrating. :)
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. - John 6:40